|Australian Ambassador’s Award for Women in Leadership
This award is designed to celebrate and honour a woman who not only inspires others but has also proven herself a leader in her field.
Opened to female alumni only, nominees may come from any sector, including business, government, non-profit and academia and should have demonstrated a commitment to the Australia-China community in China.
All nominees should have made significant strides and accomplishments in their work life, either in the public or private sector.
To view the finalists of other categories, please click HERE
|Ms Sally Begbie
|Ms Theresa Chan
|Ms Honnus Cheung
|Ms Ruby Chiu
|Ms Beibei Huang
|Ms Cecilia Hiu Lam
|Ms Weiwei Liu
|Ms Yan Qiu
|Winner of 2019 Australian Ambassador’s Award for Women in Leadership
Ms Sally Begbie
|Founder & Executive Director, crossroads Foundation|
|Macquarie University Alumna|
|Hong Kong Based|
In 1995, Sally, with her husband, Malcolm, started the NGO, Crossroads Foundation. Over the years, it developed four services.
Global Distribution: Initially, Crossroads focused on giving quality surplus goods, to people in need: 50% to 500 charities & Social Welfare agencies in Hong Kong and the balance to over 90 countries.
Global Hand: In time, donors in other countries wanted to give so Sally and her team developed Global Hand, an online ‘matching’ service. The UN asked her to adapt this for its own interaction with companies. They built www.business.un.org
Global Handicrafts: Sally and her team then opened a marketplace to sell goods, on a fair trade basis, generating income for people in need.
Global X-perience: Knowing that ‘life has dealt many of us a kind hand’, they began experiential programmes to simulate world need and deepen empathy. These invite people to step, briefly, ‘into the shoes’ of those facing war, poverty, HIV, blindness, hunger, and more. 200,000 school and business participants have taken part. These include world leaders, over the past decade, at the World Economic Forum.
|Ms Yan Qiu|
|Prnciple Strategic Development Manager, Asia Pacific, Collins Aerospace|
|Caddy Qiu is the Principle Strategic Manager of Asia Pacific, Commercial Aviation and Network Services business, Collins Aerospace. In her role, she is responsible for building relationships with key business partners to build and support the organization’s growth strategy. In addition, she is supporting on the expansion and development of innovative applications and solutions for the Commercial Aviation and Network Services business.
During her tenure within the aviation industry, Caddy held various positions including Business Development leader for Honeywell Airport Business in Asia, as well as Sales leader in Siemens Airport business North Asia. Caddy had played a key role in expanding the company’s portfolio and developing the business in new markets.
She has been invited as a speaker for the following events:
– Intelligent Airport Technology for China Civil Aviation Development Forum 2015(Changsha, China);
Caddy holds a MBA (Aviation Management) degree from RMIT University.