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Why are we doing this?

When it comes to women leaders, there is a lack of visibility in Southeast Asia. The presence of women is sorely lacking on expert panels and speaker lists, and women representation in media featuring experts remains inadequate.


We want to change this by making it easy for organizers and decision-makers to discover domain experts who are women.

What is Southeast Asian Women?

Southeast Asia Women is a platform that features outstanding women leaders in different industries across Southeast Asia.


Our goal is to create a place where the public can discover women of influence working in a wide range of fields, and provide an easy way for our visitors to contact these women for collaborations and speaking engagements.

What is Southeast Asia Women?

Southeast Asia Women is a platform that features outstanding women leaders in different industries across Southeast Asia.


Our goal is to create a place where the public can discover women of influence working in a wide range of fields, and provide an easy way for our visitors to contact these women for collaborations and speaking engagements.

Why are we doing this?

When it comes to women leaders, there is a lack of visibility in Southeast Asia. The presence of women is sorely lacking on expert panels and speaker lists, and women representation in media featuring experts remains inadequate.


We want to change this by making it easy for organizers and decision-makers to discover domain experts who are women.

Why join us?

Be recognized as a woman of influence by YSEALI Women and receive opportunities to engage with YSEALI-related initiatives

Have your profile featured to an audience from across Southeast Asia, and be more easily contacted for speaking engagements and collaborations

Be part of a network of accomplished women leaders across Southeast Asia, with opportunities to make connections, share ideas, or ask for help

You are eligible if...

  1. You identify yourself as a woman
  2. You are a citizen or resident from the Southeast Asian region
  3. Your work has created a significant impact within Southeast Asia
  4. You want to be connected to more opportunities for speaking and collaborating
There is no age limit for applying. Women of all ages are welcome!

You are eligible if...

  1. You identify yourself as a woman
  2. You are a citizen or resident from the Southeast Asian region
  3. Your work has created a significant impact within Southeast Asia
  4. You want to be connected to more opportunities for speaking and collaborating
  5. There is no age limit for applying. Women of all ages are welcome!

How to apply?



1. Check for eligibility


2. Fill out the survey


How to apply?

1. Check for eligibility


2. Fill out the survey


Know anyone that you think deserves a spot in our women leaders of Southeast Asia?

Send in a form with a brief introduction about them to be considered!

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Whom is this initiative by?

SEA Women is an initiative by the Young Southeast Asia Leader's Initiative (YSEALI) Women's Leadership Academy Alumni Network, and backed by the U.S. Mission to ASEAN and Wedu, a women's leadership non-profit in Asia. It consists of past graduates from the YSEALI WLA Academy that is being hosted every year in Jakarta since its inception in 2015.

Our aim is to educate, connect, and empower women across ASEAN to solve regional and global challenges. Every year, YSEALI WLA members run initiatives in women empowerment, civic engagement, environmental protection, and economic development in their respective countries.

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