Published: 18:37, November 11, 2022 | Updated: 20:35, November 11, 2022
Power women of Hong Kong
By Wang Zhan

Award winners and officials pose for a group photo during the award-giving ceremony of the 4th Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Awards at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong on Nov 11, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

HONG KONG – Thirty-six outstanding women were honored at the fourth Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneurs Awards presentation ceremony, which was held on Friday at the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong.

On the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Association, president Katherine Cheung reviewed the association’s achievements in the past decade and shared her vision for the future.

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A number of special awards were created to crown outstanding achievements of women in different fields and to highlight their achievements and contributions in different sectors of society

Established in 2016 by the GBWEA, the awards recognize the outstanding performances and achievements of accomplished women entrepreneurs, and aim to commend their entrepreneurial spirit and encourage more women to start their own businesses.

All 36 recipients of this year’s awards have put in unremitting efforts to achieve business success in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To select worthy winners, factors that were taken into consideration included entrepreneurial spirit, business ethics and social responsibility of participants, as well as the performance of their businesses or organizations.

The presenters at the ceremony came from a wide range of sectors with a wealth of leadership experience and insight. They cheered every female entrepreneur who has enjoyed success by dint of their wisdom and perseverance, and encouraged more women to strive for business success. 

Officials pose for a photo during the 4th Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Awards at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong on Nov 11, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

President of the Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Association, Katherine Cheung, delivers a speech at the award ceremony of the 4th Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Awards at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong on Nov 11, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs Alice Mak delivers a keynote speech at the ceremony of the 4th Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Awards at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong on Nov 11, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

Executive Vice-President of GBWEA and Preparatory Committee Chief Convenor of the 4th Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Awards Kelly Tsim delivers a speech at the ceremony of the 4th Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Awards at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong on Nov 11, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

A number of special awards were created to crown outstanding achievements of women in different fields and to highlight their achievements and contributions in different sectors of society.

These include the Business Excellence Award, the Art and Culture Entrepreneur Award, the Technology Innovation Award, and the Greater China Business Award, the Power of Next Award, the Z35 Awards, the Sustainability Award, and the Philanthropy Award.

“Celebrating our 10th anniversary, we will roll out a series of events this year, including Child Care Month and ‘Friends of the Road’ charity screening. ” said president Cheung. “I hope to see GBWEA advancing to a new level in the future.”

This photo shows Secretary for Home & Youth Affairs Alice Mak (center) and Z35 Awards (Age under 35) recipients (from left) Ni Xue Ying, Charis Cheung, Kimberly Kwok and Annie Chan, at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong on Nov 11, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

This photo shows Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Bernard Chan Pak-li (second left) and Business Excellence Award recipients (from left) Cindy Chan, Viola Chan Kafry, Lovinia Chiu, Pauline Wong and Justina Chiu, at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong on Nov 11, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

This photo shows executive director of the Hong Kong Productivity Council Mohamed D Butt (center) and Business Excellence Award recipients (from left) Kat Lai, Michelle Au Yeung, Tina Kwan and Michelle Cheng, at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong on Nov 11, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

She also announced the inauguration of a youth committee, which will aim to serve a growing population of young women who have emerged and excel in the bold new age of technology. 

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GBWEA was the first trade organization in Hong Kong to aim to bring together businesswomen from diverse occupations. It is committed to helping members build business networks and develop business platforms in China, and is keen on becoming a bridge of communication between various departments of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government.

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This photo shows director of Bay Area Hong Kong Centre Sophia Kao Ching-chi (second left) and Art & Culture Entrepreneur Award recipents (from left) Charmaine Ho, Isabella Tang and Karen Chan, at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong on Nov 11, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

This photo shows CEO of Cyberport Peter Yan (center) and Technology Innovation Award recipients (from left) Anina Ho, Eleanor Jane Mak, Kary Kung and Ivy Tse, at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong on Nov 11, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

This photo shows Raymond Wong (second left) and Technology Innovation Award recipients (from left) Jim Ka Wai, Kimmy Lai and Christine Lam, at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong on Nov 11, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

This photo shows Maisy Ho (second left) and Power of Next Award recipients (from left) Vicki Chan, Carmen Choi and Christy Chan, at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong on Nov 11, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

This photo shows executive director of BExcellent Group June Leung (third left) and Philanthropy Award recipients (from left) Juanna Yin, Cheng Wai Yin, Liao Sheung Mui, Bally Wong and Lisa Pang, at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong on Nov 11, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

This photo shows director of Sunrise Diagnostic Centre Ltd Anthony Wu (left) and Sustainability Award recipient Corina Cheng at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong on Nov 11, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

This photo shows director of Sunrise Diagnostic Centre Ltd Anthony Wu (left) and Sustainability Award recipient Katie Lu at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong on Nov 11, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)