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


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!


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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Effective Public Speaking: Judy Tam

One of our speakers at our upcoming Young Leaders Forum:

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Judy Tam: Judy Tam, MSc (Edinburgh), is an active volunteer leader in a variety of non-profit social groups. She is committed to contributing to society by providing young adults in Hong Kong with different education experiences. She is now the current Division Director (Hong Kong) of Toastmasters International, whose aim is to provide good environment for people to nurture communication and leadership skills. She is a civilian instructor of the Hong Kong Air Cadets Corps, a former vice chairman of Sir Edward Youde Scholars Association and a member of the ICAC Club. She has many years of experience in supporting education initiatives, and enjoys working with young people.


For Details and To Register: http://bit.ly/1T3SQrd

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Effective Public Speaking: Louise Sullivan

One of our speakers at our upcoming Young Leaders Forum:

Louise Sullivan

Louise Sullivan: Louise is a Practice Leader for Vanto Group in Asia and has worked throughout the Asia Pacific region for over 18 years holding management positions, and HR consulting roles. Louise has been in the transformation industry for over 12 years delivering programs to individuals and organizations enabling breakthrough results in performance and quality of life. In 2002, Louise established and ran the Hong Kong business for Landmark Worldwide. Over the past 6 years Louise has coached and delivered leadership development initiatives to senior executives and their teams across the region. Louise has worked with leaders across a broad spectrum of cultures and industries including manufacturing, luxury brands, and finance.


For Details and To Register: http://bit.ly/1T3SQrd

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Effective Public Speaking: Shveitta Sharma

One of our speakers at our upcoming Young Leaders Forum:

Shveitta Sharma

Shveitta Sharma: Chief Happiness Officer and Founder of School of Happiness, Shveitta Sethi Sharma is a sought after speaker, coach and facilitator. She has been spotlighted on Tedx HKUST, RTHK-radio television Hongkong, selfgrowth.com, ezinearticles.com, Buddhist Door publication, Ted Tuesday and various in-house corporate magazines, and is in the process of completing her first book – a personal memoir. Shveitta has an MBA degree from The University of Hong Kong; her real interest, however, is in understanding human psychology and motivation. Website: http://www.happinessisaskill.blogspot.com. Specialties: living and spreading happiness and joy.


For Details and To Register: http://bit.ly/1T3SQrd

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