EY names top female entrepreneurs in Asia-Pacific

Happy businesswoman
By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

29 March 2017

EY has recognised 15 of the most successful female entrepreneurs in the Asia-Pacific region.

Women leading their own organisations in Australia, Greater China, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Vietnam have been included in the EY 2017 Entrepreneurial Winning Women Asia-Pacific class.

Now in its third year, the EY program is designed to reward and support women-led businesses looking to expand on a global scale. The successful candidates receive strategic guidance as well as access to the EY global entrepreneurial ecosystem in order to help their organisations reach full potential.

Eligibility for selection requires the candidates to be the majority owner of an established business that is at least five years old, and has exceeded an annual revenue of $2m for the last two fiscal years.

2017 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women (Asia-Pacific)


Job title



Jill AngManaging DirectorHa Li Fa Pte. Ltd.Singapore
Tammy BartonFounder & DirectorMyBudgetAustralia
Li ChenCo-Founder &
Life Infinity and Beijing iLife3 Technology Co. Ltd.Greater
Carrie Edwards-BrittManaging DirectorThe Amazing Baby Company and MGI Australia
Jessica (Eun Jung) LeeChairmanKorea McNulty Co., Ltd.South Korea
Kate MorrisFounder & CEOAdore BeautyAustralia
Kim Oanh Thi NguyenFounder &
Executive Chairman
Wrap & RollVietnam
Jenny ParadisoCo-Founder &
Managing Director
Helene RaudaschlManaging Director &
Indoguna Singapore Singapore
Wendy (Xiao) WangFounder & CEOChenzao (Beijing) Technology Co. Ltd. Greater
Francesca WebsterFounder & CEOThe Australian Skin Institute Pty. Ltd. Australia
Lakmini WijesunderaCo-Founder &
IronOne Technologies and BoardPAC Sri Lanka
Yaqing ZhangPresidentWangShunGe (Beijing) Investment Management Co., Ltd. Greater
Katherine (Xiaojuan) ZhengCo-Founder &
Mexteam and MexartsGreater
Tongyu ZhouChairmanWeida Hi-tech Holdings Ltd.Greater

Those on the 2017 list will meet in May at a two-day conference in Mumbai to kickstart a year-long schedule of events and e-conferences focused on sharing knowledge, building alliances, strengthening leadership skills, and increasing visibility for women entrepreneurs and their companies.

Annette Kimmitt, EY Global Middle Market Leader and Executive Sponsor for Entrepreneurial Winning Women, said: “Our commitment to the advancement of women entrepreneurs has never been greater. Through Entrepreneurial Winning Women, we focus on building a strong community and providing women business leaders with access to the contacts and tools they need to achieve their next levels of growth.

"By providing the right information, networks and guidance we’re able to help these talented women access growth capital, identify strong business advisors and put the processes in place to radically expand their companies.”


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