AWE Conference is an annual, Asia wide inspiration and motivational conference dedicated to raise awareness and promote empowerment of women in Asian communities, and to encourage Asian women to follow their dreams and thrive with an independent lifestyle.

AWE '13

AWE ’13


Purpose of AWE conference

Empowering Asian women to follow their dreams and thrive in an independent lifestyle.

Breaking the mold, and standing out is tougher for Asian women in a male-dominated society. We are restricted by culture, religion, and social convention. Many ambitious women have been going abroad, where it’s easier to follow their passions in an unconventional path.

The world is changing, and Asia is slowly participating in the movement. While it is still difficult to choose your own path in Asian society, there are more inspirational Asian women who are impacting our global world. AWE Conference will present models of successful Asian women, and discuss participant’s current life goals through workshops while designing the roads to success.

“AWE has given us the opportunity to really think about us, about ourselves, our goals and our dreams and with like-minded women in the room who have done it, the event had given me the motivation and inspiration to really think about me.” 

-Amy McPherson, Australia 


Why I founded AWE Organization

As a woman, and an Asian, I’ve overcome a number of big obstacles in my life over the last three years. I’ve met lots of inspiring people during my travels who have been through similar troubles. But most of the encounters I have had since I declared my so-called ‘Bucket Living’ lifestyle were with people who stood exactly where I was three years ago: full of questions and fear, feeling lost and numb. Asian women who were desperately seeking for opportunities beyond what they had traditionally been offered, but didn’t have the courage and knowhow to power through; these are the people who inspired me to organize this community.

I want to encourage women to take charge of their lives, follow their hearts and passion, in spite of social norms. Moreover, I want them to be supported and prepared to deal with societal reaction, and know the challenges they will face.



What we want to achieve

Through the AWE, we want to spark inspiration and initiate action, and create a support system for Asian women who have the desire to achieve great things.

Ideas will simply remain ideas if not connected to action. Through the AWE Conference I want to not only spark inspiration from successful cases of Asian female trailblazers, but also initiate action by offering practical information. Support systems for Asian women who want to step aside from the common path do not always exist. Freelancers, world travelers, non-profit/ngo starters, and creatives are struggling with the lack of support. Furthermore, women from underprivileged backgrounds are not encouraged often enough to be involved in society’s hierarchical system.


The conference will feature inspirational keynote speakers, who will share their stories of struggle and success, and provide real-world guidance as well as ambitious messages to all participants, workshops to enrich the experience of those who would like to take the first step towards an independent lifestyle and create a path for future success.

Against all these odds, there are women who have followed their passion, and have achieved enormous success. I have invited some of the most inspiring of these women to my conference. They will share their stories of struggle and success with participants, providing real-world guidance and inspiration. They will also answer questions and offer practical information to participants so they can begin creating their own unconventional success stories.

“There were just so many stories during AWE Asia that made me think “oh, I’ve been there, and so has she, I’m not alone!”, it was great to have these women to come from all over the world with so many background and to share them in this event. AWE Asia was inspiring, eye-opening and just simply amazing.” 

-Agata Filina, Indonesia- 


Who is this conference for

The AWE is designed for Asian women and men, and everyone who wants to:

✦ Learn the power of independence and being comfortable with one’s self

✦ Thrive with unconventional life choices

✦ Acquire ideas of diverse ways of success

✦ Belong to a community of inspiring women

✦ Seek more opportunities and possibilities in life

✦ Get inspired to achieve their dreams


“I personally believe this kind of event should be continued, and even better if it can be done in different countries each year.”
-Amalla Vesta, Indonesia 

AWE '13

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