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Susan Field named “Business Leader of the Year”

5 July, 2012


Leading travel industry organization recognizes Field at ‘Celebrating Women in Business’ awards 

HONG KONG — Cohn & Wolfe-impactasia CEO, Susan Field, was named “Business Leader of the Year” at SKAL International Hong Kong’s “Celebrating Women in Business” awards last week. The annual awards recognize and celebrate leading female talent in the travel industry. SKAL is the world’s leading professional travel organization for senior industry executives and is dedicated to promoting the global tourism industry.

Field was selected for her commitment to mentoring and coaching young professionals, in addition to her entrepreneurial skills in founding and building impactasia. In November 2011, impactasia was acquired by global communications agency Cohn & Wolfe to form Cohn & Wolfe-impactasia, now one of China’s leading agencies with over 80 employees in three offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.

Field said, “It’s an honour to have been chosen by my peers for this award and it is an achievement I am incredibly proud of. I hope it inspires other young women, in whatever industry they choose, to reach for the stars. All it takes, from my own experience, is a huge amount of determination, passion and very hard work to be successful in business.”

In addition to being named ‘Business Leader of the Year’, Field was also made a ‘Life Member’ of the organization due to her contributions. Field acts as SKAL Hong Kong’s Immediate Past President.

About Cohn & Wolfe–impactasia
Cohn & Wolfe-impactasia is a dynamic communications agency with expertise in consumer, trade, digital and corporate PR. Its clients feature domestic, regional and international brands across a number of sectors which include travel & tourism, automotive, art & design, fashion, retail and luxury goods, healthcare, technology, professional services and FMCG. Cohn & Wolfe-impactasia has a team of over 80 employees in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. Cohn & Wolfe-impactasia is part of global agency, Cohn & Wolfe, whose award-winning brand marketing work and world-class digital media campaigns have attracted top brands around the world. In 2012, Advertising Age recognized Cohn & Wolfe’s independent-minded, entrepreneurial culture by naming it one of the “Best Places to Work in Marketing & Media” for the second consecutive year. The agency has more than 1,100 employees in over 50 offices across North America, EMEA, and Asia. Cohn & Wolfe is part of WPP (Nasdaq: WPPGY), the world's largest communications services group.

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