Organised by South China Media and JESSICA Limited, presented by Shiseido,《旭茉JESSICA》Most Successful Women 2011 Charity Gala Dinner and Award Presentation was held at the Island Shangri-La Hong Kong on Thursday, 30 May 2011 in celebrating the 11th Anniversary of 《旭茉JESSICA》and acknowledging the achievements of 10 outstanding women in Greater China and Hong Kong. Since its launch in 2000, 《旭茉JESSICA》 has honoured women, who have excelled in their career sectors with outstanding achievements and positive contributions to society, at the《旭茉JESSICA》Most Successful Women. In this year, we have (in no particular order):
Ms Hu Jianying Scientist Ms Sophia Kao Chairperson of the Women’s Commission
Ms Catherine Kwai CEO of the Kwai Fung Group Ms Zhu Zheqin Singer, songwriter and indie producer
Ms Wang Xuemei Forensic psychologist Ms Li Jing Well-known Host
Mrs. Anna Sohmen Pao Director BW Group Ms Vivian Wu Well-known Actress
Ms Christine Fang Chief Executive of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
Ms Yuan Yuan Tan Principal dancer with the San Francisco Ballet and Guest Principal Dancer of The HK Ballet
More than 400 guests showed up for the night, included former awardees Ms Lu Lu Cheung, Mrs. Hermia Pavanetto, Ms Scarlett Pong, Ms Teresa Mann, Ms Judy Yu, Dr. Polly Cheung, Ms Hsin Hsiao Hung, Ms Esther Kwong, Ms Rebecca Lee, Ms Yvonne Sun, Ms Viveca Chan, Ms Anna Chau, Ms Connie Ho, Ms Jue Yao, Ms Jean Wong, Ms Samantha Sun, Ms Tung Mui Liu, Mrs. Flora Cheong- Leen, Ms Yu Chui Yee, Ms Junxia Wang, Ms Elaine Leung, Ms Katherine Hung, Ms Vivian Lau, Mrs. Cissy Watari and etc.
Shiseido also invited models to share make-up tips to all guests during cocktail session. The award presentation commenced with an opening speech by Ms Jessica Ng, CEO of South China Media and Publisher of 《旭茉JESSICA》Magazine, followed by a welcome speech by Ms Esther KWONG, Director and General Manager of Shiseido Hong Kong Ltd. The 《旭茉JESSICA》 Most Successful Women awards were then presented by Ms Jessica Ng and Ms Rumiko Yamaguchi, Director & Deputy General Manager of SHISEIDO Hong Kong Ltd. All awardees were pleased to share a message to everyone that we need to care for the community, and ourselves and most importantly, to have a passion for life. As part of the nights exciting rundown, there was an astounding musical performance by Ms. Zhu Zheqin, Dadawa.
The excitement did not end with the completion of the performance, as a Charity Auction co-hosted by《旭茉JESSICA》and CHRISTIE’s was waiting for raising funds for a charitable cause. All donations received from the auction will go directly to “JESSICA Foundation” and “The Hong Kong Girl Guides Association” who aims to enhance the confidence of the youths in our society by build up their self-esteem and achieving a happy positive perspective. Special thanks for AISHWARYA, Galerie Ora-Ora (Zhong Shi Jia), Gucci, Kwai Fun Hin (Wang Guang Yi) and Liu Tung Mui donated their pieces, everyone was very enthusiastic about the auction as a great together with a meaningful purpose tonight.