Congratulations to the Women Leadership Award 2016 Winners!

We are thrilled to announce the very worthy recipients of the IPWS Women Leadership Awards 2016!  We received a record number of nominations this year, showcasing the vast group of immensely talented women (and men!) in Shanghai’s professional community.

We recognized the WLA 2016 winners at the inaugural IPWS Leadership Summit last Friday, 27 May.  Photos and further details from the event will be shared on our website in the coming days, so stay tuned!

Thank you once again to our six jury members – tasked with the very difficult decision of selecting the WLA 2016 winners; and to all the inspiring entrants in the WLA 2016.




Business Leader of the Year:
Isabelle Chouvet, CEO/Co-Founder, K2 Asia

IPWS SUMMIT WLA WINNER Paris Xu with logo wall

Young Business Leader of the Year:
Paris Xu, Founder and CEO, MSParis

IPWS SUMMIT WLA WINNER Ann C James with Arati 2

Entrepreneur of the Year:
Ann C. James, Executive Director, Urban Aphrodite International

IPWS SUMMIT WLA WINNER Ivanka Xu - Colleague Penny Pan and Caroline Pan

Innovator of the Year:
Ivanka Xu, Founder and CEO, Merak (award accepted – above – by Ivanka’s colleague Penny Pan)

IPWS SUMMIT WLA WINNER Marie-Lucie Spoke & Dr Lu

Social Contributor of the Year:
Marie-Lucie Spoke, Managing Director, Community Roots China

IPWS SUMMIT WLA WINNER Richard Lin with Hannah Carmichael

HeforShe Man of the Year:
Richard Chenghao Lin, Managing Director, Korn Ferry International


Congratulations to all WLA 2016 Winners! And a big congrats to all finalists and nominees this year! If you attended the Summit, you might like to read about the event and see the photos!