The women leaders on Asia’s Most Influential 2022 are getting things done, impacting the vital fields of education and science, as well as advancing the burgeoning sectors of technology and the metaverse. As they steer global companies and institutions, they are breaking the proverbial glass ceiling—inspiring more women to take charge and lifting them up by creating equitable opportunities. Taiwan’s Winnie Lee, Malaysia’s Cheah Phaik Yeong, the Philippines’ Marianna Zobel de Ayala, Hong Kong’s Vivien Khoo and Singapore’s Lily Kong are but a few of the women founders, directors and executives from this year’s list who are paving the way for a better and more equitable world.
Winnie Lee, Taiwan
For her work in Appier, Winnie Lee has been named Woman of the Year in the Women in IT Asia Awards 2022. The artificial intelligence and software-as-a-service company, which she co-founded, helps companies make precise decisions through data management and customer insight. With the COO’s leadership, Appier is recognised as a global leader in AI, serving over 1,000 customers with almost 30 billion predictions every day. To create the next-generation customer data platform, the firm acquired Woopra in October 2022, adding the analytics firm to its solutions.