The committee 2019-21 is formed!

BPWHK AGM 2019 was successfully held earlier last Saturday (2.11.2019). The new ExCo (12/2019-12/2021) has been elected: Lisa Fong, President; Kelly Yeung, 1st VP (Membership); Olivia Natacha, 2nd VP (Projects); Annie Wong, Treasurer; Elaine Kwan, Young BPW Representative. Congratulations, everyone!!!💓🍾🥂🌹

Lisa Fong, the new president, appoints the following chairs and taskforce positions: Lena Wong, Programme Chair; Joscelin Yeung, International Relations Chair; Linda Lam, Public Relations Chair; Judy Tam, Chair of Advocacy Taskforce; Kayley Lo, Chair of Global Skills Taskforce; Vanessa Yue, Chair of Mentorship Taskforce; Bamei Chang & Mandy Lok, Co-Chair of Twinning Taskforce.

In the coming 2 years, we hope to bring the community and sisterhood closer together under the theme of ‘self-love’. We have ambitious and exciting plans ahead for our members – stayed tuned!😍

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[Invitation] BPWHK Annual General Meeting 2019 (2.11.2019)

Dear sisters, 
We cordially invite you to join BPWHK’s 2019 AGM. RSVP now for early bird rate before 20th Oct.

  • Who: All current members of BPWHK
  • When: Saturday, 2 November 2019, 12:00-14:00
  • Where: Joy & Joy, Central [see attached map]
  • Cost: $400 earlybird for members until 20 Oct; $450 regular price for members; $500 for non-members

AGM Highlights: Thank you to the outgoing ExCo; Election & Installation of new officers

GALA Highlights: BPW Candle-lighting Ceremony; Keynote Speaker [Shalini Mahtani, MBE]

Shalini Mahtani is one of Hong Kong’s most authoritative and respected voices on social issues, particularly diversity and inclusion. In addition to founding The Zubin Foundation, among the city’s most accomplished think tanks on issues related to ethnic minority welfare and patient welfare, Shalini is the founder of Community Business, the first organisation in Asia that brings together companies and their management around women, LGBT and disabilities at work.

Registration [https://bit.ly/2IrVQOk] is now open 

 
Should you have any enquiry please email info.bpwhk@gmail.com . Hope to see you there!
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1-1-1 Mentorship pitch cum closing ceremony

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BPWHK is proud to bring you the first ever 1-1-1 mentorship program and it will be the final pitching of #balanceforbetter social innovation project idea to wrap up our program

Due to the current situation in the weekends, we are CONFIRMED to host the 1-1-1 mentorship program pitching on Sat October 19 at earlier hours:-

Date: (Sat) October 19, 2019
NEW Time: 10:30am to 2:00pm
Venue: Dream Impact
Unit C, 4/F, 760 Cheung Sha Wan Rd, Lai Chi Kok
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Please join us to see what social innovation project our teams have come up with!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/final-pitch-for-1-1-1-mentorship-balanceforbetter-social-innovation-tickets-73737112689?aff=ebdssbeac

 

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2019 Q4 activities

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1-1-1 Mentorship Program

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Hong Kong Association of Business and Professional Women (BPWHK) is organizing a 3 tier mentorship program, which consists of seasoned mentors in the society, on entrepreneurship, on women’s empowerment, and on politics etc, our members (ladies with 5-10 years of work experience) will be the facilitators and work with younger generation from university. Together the team of 3 will work on a project that can solve a social issue. We are also looking to organize a pitching day in October to share the result of the social innovation program. 

Program Objectives

  • To enhance the development of members of BPWHK with a seasoned professional as their mentors and an university undergraduates as their mentees; 
  • To generate more social innovation ideas and action plans for the betterment of Hong Kong; 
  • To strengthen the #BalanceForBetter theme of IWD2019; 
  • To liaise with other organizations and associations in Hong Kong in raising awareness on women empowerment and gender equality. 

Target Participants:

Mentors: 10 seasoned professionals from various organizations and associations

Members: 10 BPWHK members with 5-10 years of work experience, middle management level in their organizations

Mentees: 10 university students with passion in social innovation

 

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BPWHK supports: 2019 Sohn Hong Kong Investment Conference

We are delighted to announce that BPWHK supports the 7th Annual Sohn Hong Kong Investment Conference presented by the Karen Leung Foundation

The conference brings together Asia’s leading investors to support the fight against gynaecological and pediatric cancer by promoting research, education, prevention and optimal treatment.

The half-day conference will have a great line-up of investment speakers, all experienced and successful investors, who each will present a single investment idea or a market view to the Hong Kong audience.

BPWHK partnered with the Karen Leung Foundation to bring discounted tickets to our members!

Enjoy a 20% discount upon ticket purchase by using the code SOHNBPW19

More information and tickets available here: https://karenleungfoundation.org/events/2019-sohn-hong-kong-investment-conference

Schedule

1:00 PM | Registration Main Stage
1:30 PM | The Sohn HK Investment Conference
6:00 PM | Cocktails

 

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New Young Representative

Elaine Kwan

Elaine KWAN, Young BPW representative

Elaine is an accredited mediator and a registered IB educator specialized in teaching English and Literature of the Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme. She holds a Master degree in Global Public Policy from the University of Southern California and the University of Hong Kong as well as the MA in English Applied Linguistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

Currently, Elaine is serving as an Executive Officer in the HKSAR Government. She enjoys organizing and participating in various kinds of volunteer services during her free time.

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New Global Skills Chair

KayleyKayley is the co-founder of JustWork who partners with HR professionals to offer brand new team building event and training experience.

Kayley holds a BA(Hons) in Business Studies from the University of Greenwich in UK and continue to study in professional development area: Psychology, Group Coaching and Coaching at University of Oxford.

Website: http://www.justwork-hk.com

 

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New Mentorship Chair

Lena Wong 

A marketer, an entrepreneur, an advocate and a mother, Lena has a strong calling to push forward workplace diversity and flexibility.  She believes there should be no boundary to how works should be done. She was a finance professional who left behind her decent livings and devoted herself to the family when her first daughter was born.   She has eventually landed herself in her own marketing consultancy for small enterprises and also dedicated herself in founding Hong Kong Momtrepreneurs – a non profit organization in Hong Kong supporting moms and families in their entrepreneurial journey.   In her leisure time, Lena enjoys sipping a glass of wine or coffee with friends and she contributes herself as Advisor and Trainer at Junior Chamber International and as Mentorship Chair in HK Association of Business and Professional Women. 

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New ExCo!

Hello!

While we don’t actively use this blog (only on occasion) —

We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate our new 2017-2019 Exco!

  • SINDY LEUNG, President
  • JUDY TAM, 1st Vice President / Membership
  • LIN TANG, 2nd Vice President / Projects
  • BAMEI, CHING-FANG CHANG, Public Relations Chair
  • EMMY TANG, Programme Chair
  • OLIVIA NATACHA, Treasurer
  • LISA FONG, Secretary
  • TRACY SHUM, Int’l Relations Chair (includes, Twinning)
  • ELAINE KWAN, Young BPW Representative
  • JAYLA KAN, Advocacy Chair
  • KAYLEY LO, Global Skills Training Chair
  • DR ANNE HILTY, Immediate Past President [through 05/2018 only]
  • LENA WONG, Mentorship Chair

Congratulations to all, and best success — for BPW Hong Kong, and for women’s empowerment!

–The Outgoing 2015-2017 BPWHK ExCo

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