Asia Society’s sixth annual Asia Game Changer Awards, held this year at Cipriani in New York on October 24, celebrates individuals and groups who have made a tremendous impact.
This year, for the first time, all of our honorees are women. The honorees include Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, whose political career has shattered glass ceilings in Japan; Chhaya Sharma, a police official who has solved high-profile murder cases in India; Jane Jie Sun, the trailblazing CEO of China’s Ctrip, a $25 billion travel company where more than half the employees are women; and Faiza Saeed, who became the first woman to lead Cravath, Swaine & Moore, a 200-year-old law firm.
There’s Sana Mir, one of the world’s greatest cricketers and former captain of Pakistan’s national team; Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, a pioneer in the art world who has tirelessly promoted understanding and cultural exchange in the Middle East; and the Kung Fu Nuns of the Drukpa Lineage, who have used their martial arts skills to empower girls and women in the Himalayan region and beyond.
In addition to a celebration of these remarkable women, this year’s Asia Game Changer Awards will feature special presentations from, among others, celebrated businesswoman Indra Nooyi and figure skating champions Alex and Mai Shibutani.
Click here to learn more about the Asia Game Changer Awards and this year’s slate of honorees.