March 8: The 5th Annual WOW Awards

The 2016 WOW Awards recognizes the work of the Wonderful Outstanding Women in Beijing.

This Award Ceremony congratulates them for their achievements during the last year.

The Award ceremony will be attended by the approximately 60 WOW Award 2016 Nominees and is open to all who would like to meet with some of Beijing’s best.



insideout.-1-2The evening includes a 5 course meal and an exciting Live Entertainment programme that features the In Side Out Duo (the female half of whom won a WOW Award last year). In Side Out combine Mark Levine’s American Country Style music with Fu Han’s traditional Chinese Erhu into a melodious mix.

The WOW Award Ceremony commences at 7.30pm and will be held in Dini’s Kosher Restaurant, Fang Yuan Xi Lu, next to the south gate of Si De Park, Chaoyang District, Beijing

The menu for the 2016 WOW Awards can be found here


The evening will conclude by announcing THE WOW of 2016


PS: Yes, men can obviously attend the event as well!



However, please note that the deadline for nominations was Sunday, 14 Feb, 13:00hrs (1:00pm).


The 2016 WOW Awards categories are:

Business WOW Award
Charity WOW Award
Creative WOW Award
Education Administrator WOW Award
Fashion WOW Award
Hospitality WOW Award
Legal WOW Award
Media WOW Award
Medical WOW Award
Teaching WOW Award (for an outstanding female teacher)
Working Mum WOW Award
Young WOW Award (born after 8 March 1986)
The WOW of 2016 Award


The nominees, in alphabetical order are:

Clicia Huang
Dini Freundlich
Olivia Ji
Sarah Qin
Virginia Tan … WINNER


Dini Freundlich
Elyse Ribbons
Mary Kate Brown
Sahra Malik  … WINNER
Stacey Dike
Virginia Tan


Catherine Colin
Fay Li
Marianne Daquet  … WINNER
Mia Zhou
Paloma Sanchez
Samantha T. Sibanda
Sunny Wang

Education Administrator  

Dini Freundlich
Grace McCallum  … WINNER
Nicole Washko
Shanna Parry Mack
Tara Gillan
Virginia Tan


Catherine Colin
Doris Durfee
Rose Fulbright Vickers  … WINNER
Stacey Dike
Sunny Wang


Andrea Mella  … WINNER
Mina Yan
Yildiz Demirel


Helen Sunderland
Jun Zhao  … WINNER


Fay Li
Samantha T. Sibanda  … WINNER


Jaclyn Laute  … WINNER


Brianne Eddy
Jean Klimack
Jessica Mackenzie
Jessica O’Hanley
Maria Tran
Natalia Cote-Munoz
Sarah Fitzpatrick
Shannon Pollock  … WINNER

Working Mum

Dini Freundlich
Jaclyn Laute
Jacqueline Chen  … WINNER
Sue Raj

Young WOW

Fay Li
Jessie Wang
Maneza Mohammad Ali  … WINNER
Moya Zeng Li
Meghan Dickie
Stacey Dike



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Tickets are on sale to the general public at a price of 360RMB per person or 630RMB for two.

Places are limited and it is recommended to buy your tickets as soon as possible.  Tickets can be purchased here



For information about the 4th Annual WOW Awards (8 March 2015) click here.

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