At the beginning of each year, The Women's News picks out women to receive the 'Women Leaders of the Future' Award. This year, the paper picked ten women as the second batch of recipients of this award.
The 'Women Leaders of the Future' Awardees are selected among women in their thirties or forties who have more than five years of experience in their respective fields. These young women are chosen for their potential to breathe hope into Korean society.
During this year's ceremonies, special awards went out to Kim Seong Yi, Chair of the Youth Protection Committee, for the decision to disclose the identity of those found guilty of sexual crimes against youths, and to the company Taepyongyang for its donation to the Korea Breast Cancer Foundation.
The awardees are as follows:
Kim In Sook, Co-representative of the Goyang City Committee on Preventing Construction of Love Hotels
Baek Young Ae, former Chief of Women's Affairs in the National Teacher's Union
Ahn Hye Gyeong, feminist singer
Ahn Gyeong Sook, Seoul City Council member
Wang In Soon, Vice-president of the Korean Women Workers Association United
Lee In Shil, Director of the Finance Studies Office of the Korea Economic Research Institute
Jeong Young Ae, Officer in charge of women policies in the North Chungcheong provincial government
Jeong Yeon Soon, lawyer
Jeong Jae Eun, film director