New Beginnings


happy-new-year-2016-aNew Year Greetings, Hong Kong -style!

As we begin the Year of the Monkey, our members are celebrating the holiday with family, travel, or much-needed relaxation. And then, just in time for spring: we have many upcoming events!

BPW_youngleadership_fbThe new year kicks off with the first of our Young Leaders Forum Series, under the direction of Project Leader Judy Tam: “Business Startups” will take place on Wednesday, 17 February, held at HKBU. Speakers include our own Quin Thong of Ana by Karma, Anita Cheung of i-Detox, and Mary Barbara Hanna of Look Left.

BPW_equalpayday_fbThen on 02 March, we hold our annual HK Equal Pay Day event, to bring awareness to gender disparity (in Hong Kong, at 16.7%). Under Project Leader Sindy Leung, we will hold 3 simultaneous focus groups on the topic of equal pay, and generate a followup report to be delivered to HK Women’s Commission. In Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, and Causeway Bay.

BPW_womensday_fbInternational Women’s Day is observed annually on 08 March; guided by Project Leader Devi Novianti, our IWD Forum takes place on 05/03 at Preston Training Center in North Point. We’ve 6 speakers on a variety of innovative topics related to improving the status of women, including business and pay, empowerment of girls, the connection of gender and environment, and more.

BPW_globalskill_fbOn the 19th of March, we offer our first Global Skills Training Programme [Basic Level]. This training includes 3 tracks — Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Intercultural — and, under the guidance of Global Skills Taskforce Chair Dorothy Tsui, has been developed / reviewed by 8 of our members, all of whom have professional training experience. In this age of globalisation, we can all benefit from this training programme.

And, of course, for our members: we will hold our MONTHLY MEETING on Wednesday, 09 March, the theme of which is “The Power of Mentoring” led by Mentoring Taskforce Chair Nora Hussin who is joined by her team. This is the official launch of our mentoring programme, so if you are interested in becoming a mentor and/or mentee –> be sure to attend!

We have 57 members now — 21 of them Young BPW-HK — and we encourage everyone to recommend our organisation to your friends and colleagues!Monkey

Kung Hei Fat Choi — Happy and Prosperous Year of the clever, resourceful, and playful Monkey to all!


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The Hong Kong Association of Business and Professional Women (BPW Hong Kong), is an affiliate of BPW International, founded in Geneva in 1930. Since 1947, BPW International has maintained consultative status with the UN via ECOSOC. The primary purpose of BPW is the professional and economic empowerment of women, through UN advocacy and local actions, networking, and skills development. The work of BPW Hong Kong falls under 3 main categories: advocacy, community initiatives, and professional development. BPW Hong Kong advocates women’s issues with special foci on UN's SDG Goal 5 (Gender Equality), Equal Pay, Wellbeings, and Women in Leadership.