Gender Equality Impact Awards (GEIA)

Honouring Changemakers that champion women’s empowerment

About GEIA

Based on the recent World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report, it will take another 108 years to reach gender parity. Across the 106 countries covered, the biggest gaps to close are in the economic and political empowerment dimensions, which will take 202 and 107 years to close, respectively. Shocking, isn’t it?

If gender equality is not to become a distant dream that would not be realised in our lifetime, we need all men, women, the organisations they work for and the communities they serve to address it.

The good news is that men are increasingly doing their part to reduce this gap. Companies are also appreciating the benefits of having more women in their workforce – from diverse leadership styles to innovation in problem solving – all resulting in a positive economic impact on the company’s productivity and bottom line.

We at United Women Singapore appreciate and recognise these organisations and individuals for championing women’s empowerment and honour them annually. 

Past Winners

2020 Winners

Gender Equality Impact@Work

Unilever Asia Pte Ltd

Gender Equality Impact@Work (Honourable Mention)

Goldman Sachs (Singapore) Pte

Gender Equality Impact Changemaker (Male Individual) 

Mr Shehzad Hameed Ahmad, Senior Producer International Productions, Mediacorp Pte Ltd

Gender Equality Impact Changemaker (Female Individual) 

Ms Christine Amour-Levar, Founder, Women on a Mission & HER Planet Earth

Gender Equality Impact Changemaker Youth 

Ms Carissa Cheow, Co-founder of Students for a Safer NUS, National University of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Gender Equality Impact Changemaker Youth (Honourable Mention)

 Isabelle Sriphanee Jeffries, student of United World College

Thank you to our dedicated panel of judges: Malathi Das (Member, Family Law and Children’s Rights Chapter, Singapore Academy of Law), Pia Bruce (Senior Advisor, United Women Singapore) and Calvin Chu (Partner, Eden Strategy Institute, LLP).

2021 Winners

Gender Equality Impact@Work

Twitter Asia Pacific

 Gender Equality Impact Male Changemaker

Osman Ershad Faiz, Chief Information and Operating Officer (CIOO), AMTD Digital

 Gender Equality Impact Female Changemaker

Florence Fong, Chair of Credit Suisse Singapore Women’s Network and Team Lead and Managing Director for Malaysia market, Private Banking Division, Credit Suisse

 Gender Equality Impact Female Changemaker (Special Mention)

Laurene Chung, Student, Singapore University of Social Sciences

 Thank you to our dedicated panel of judges: Dr. Hsien-Hsien LEI (CEO, AmCham Singapore), Victor Mills (Chief Executive, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC)) and Calvin Chu Yee Ming (Partner, Eden Strategy Institute).