16 Malaysian Candidates Have Been Nominated For The Women Of The Future Awards

By Wild Ginger

16 Malaysian Candidates Have Been Nominated For The Women Of The Future Awards

May 19th, 2021 at 7:04 am

The fourth annual Women of the Future Awards Southeast Asia, the only movement of its kind to recognise and nurture the pipeline of young female talent across the region, in association with NTT, announced today 61 shortlisted finalist across 11 countries comprising Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly revealed the enormous reliance on women at home and in the essential services and, as identified by the UN, it has put hard-fought gains for women’s rights and representation of women across all industries under threat. It is therefore more important now than ever to shine a light and recognise women’s leadership and nurture, develop and support female talent.

 

This year’s line-up is phenomenal, with candidates from all over the region and from truly diverse sectors. From business dynamos and entrepreneurs to athletes and academics, the women shortlisted work tirelessly to empower others, forge new paths and positively impact their colleagues, communities, and the world at large.

 

The number of nominations received – the highest since the initiative launched in 2018 – reflects the growing and diverse pool of female talent in the region, with shortlisted candidates from backgrounds ranging from astro-physicists to Olympic gymnasts, to human rights lawyers and architects.

 

The finalists from each category comprise:

Arts & Culture

  1. Nandini Balakrishnan (Malaysia)
  2. Adana Legros (Cambodia)
  3. Melissa Tan Li Hsia (Malaysia)
  4. Pamela Poh Sin Tan (Malaysia)
  5. Red Hong Yi (Malaysia)

Business

  1. Angie Ang (Brunei)
  2. Sharlene Chan (Singapore)
  3. Imeiniar Chandra (Indonesia)
  4. Josefhine Chitra (Indonesia)
  5. Sharon Tan (Singapore)
  6. Sarah Voon Ruyen (Malaysia)

Community Spirits & Public Service

  1. Ruby* (Philippines)
  2. Sereyrath Aing (Cambodia)
  3. Thae Su Aye (Myanmar)
  4. Manoly Sisavanh (Laos)
  5. Jonia Leite Soares (Timor Leste)
  6. Maria Glorian Tomen (Philippines)

Entrepreneur

  1. Pratiwi Hamdhana AM (Indonesia)
  2. Amanda Cole (Indonesia)
  3. Tan Nini (Malaysia)
  4. Thyda Thaung (Cambodia)
  5. Abetina Valenzuela (Philippines)

Media & Communications

  1. Hou Hemmunind (Cambodia)
  2. Falencia Naoenz (Indonesia)
  3. Panha S. Theng (Cambodia)
  4. Benjienen Toledo (Philippines)
  5. Alice Yu Yuebo (Singapore)

Mentor (open to both women and men)

  1. Ireen Catane (Philippines)
  2. Duncan Hewett (Singapore)
  3. Konthea Mean (Cambodia)
  4. Mikaela Luisa Teves (Philippines)
  5. Ma Carmela Vilela-Toreja (Philippines)
  6. Phillia Wibowo (Indonesia)

Professions

  1. Nur Amalina Che Bakri (Malaysia)
  2. Grace Chong (Singapore)
  3. Maria Pilar Lorenzo (Philippines)
  4. Izreen Ramli (Malaysia)
  5. Jiraporn Sindhuprai (Thailand)
  6. Busayapa Srisompong (Thailand)

Property, Infrastructure & Construction

  1. Lim Wai Cheng (Singapore)
  2. Veronica Ng (Singapore)
  3. Chan Pichmonyka (Cambodia)
  4. Mei Tan (Malaysia)
  5. Quek Su Jun Edwina (Singapore)

Science, Technology & Digital

  1. Nur Adlyka Ainul Annuar (Malaysia)
  2. Regine Chan (Singapore)
  3. An Dongmei (Singapore)
  4. Irene Lock Sow Mei (Malaysia)
  5. Yi Lin Ng (Malaysia)
  6. Malypoeur Plong (Cambodia)

Social Entrepreneur

  1. Souphaphone Dangmany (Laos)
  2. Huong Dang (Vietnam)
  3. Louise Emmanuelle d.G. Mabulo (Philippines)
  4. Raudhah Nazran (Malaysia)
  5. Aida Zunaidi/Wei Qi Wong/Ming Chi Toh (Malaysia)

Sport

  1. Farah Ann Abdul Hadi (Malaysia)
  2. Bùi Thanh Huyền (Vietnam)
  3. Lao Khang (Laos)
  4. Jen Macapagal (Philippines)
  5. Nicole Tiamzon (Philippines)
  6. Qinthara Nabigha (Indonesia)

The winners of the Women of the Future Southeast Asia Awards 2021 will be announced on 6 October, 2021 at the awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel Singapore.

More details can be found on here.

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