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
  • Michelle, Young BPW Representative

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Effective Public Speaking: Forum

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“Effective Public Speaking,” the second of our Young Leaders Forum Series, is COMING SOON! On Saturday, 16 April, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, this forum will be held at Hong Kong Baptist University. Although it is part of our Young Leaders Series, ALL are welcome, regardless of age. It is open to the public.

Over the next few days, we will feature the speakers of this forum.

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

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Contemporary Women’s Issues Forum

Our moderators at our annual forum, “Contemporary Women’s Issues,” on 13 April:

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Judy Tam, MSc (Edinburgh), BPW Hong Kong project leader for the “Young Leaders Forum Series,” 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 the current Division Director (Hong Kong) of Toastmasters International, whose aim is to provide a good environment for nurturing 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.

Devi Novianti

Devi Novianti, BPW Hong Kong project leader to coordinate this forum as well as project leader for HK Women on Boards initiative, works at the Equal Opportunities Commission of Hong Kong. Previously, she was Manager of Christian Action’s Domestic Helpers and Migrant Workers Programme and Chungking Mansions Service Centre for refugees and asylum seekers. She is a graduate of Hong Kong University’s LLM Human Rights Programme. In 2006, she received commendation from the Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR for her work in serving the city’s ethnic minority communities; in 2014, she was recognized in The List Magazine’s “Women of Hope” profiles in Hong Kong.

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Download the Complete Forum Programme: http://bit.ly/1SoATis

To Register: http://bit.ly/1SoATis

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Girl Power! Adolescent Empowerment

Our 7th presentation at our annual forum, “Contemporary Women’s Issues,” on 13 April:

Girl Power! Adolescent Empowerment

Girls’ loss of self-confidence at the onset of adolescence is well-documented, and girls of this age are especially vulnerable and in need of empowerment. This presentation will outline the challenges facing female adolescents, and will describe the GIRL POWER HONG KONG! empowerment project for female students in 3rd-grade middle school. The project is specifically meant to assist students in assessing their strengths and designing their ongoing plan for the development of their future career path, well in advance of university or vocational school. Presenters from a variety of cultural as well as professional backgrounds serve as role models as they give a talk on their work and take students through activities of empowerment.

Louise Sullivan

Louise Sullivan, project leader for BPW Hong Kong’s Girl Power! initiative, 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.

Hugo Lau - photoHugo Lau, BPW Hong Kong member, graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University, majoring in Communication (Cinema and Television). An Awardee of BPWHK Scholarship in 2011 who has been in Design field for a few years and now the co-founder of a brand design company – Happyramid Ltd, excited to bring unique local HK art and design style to the world and help brand companies with a unique and positive image. Happyramid is now working with Ngong Ping 360, a local HK tourist spot company, to improve its whole image by giving its stores a fresh new look. Website: http://happyramid.com

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Download the Complete Forum Programme: http://bit.ly/1SoATis

To Register: http://bit.ly/1SoATis

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Gender Equality and Environmental Sustainability: Powerful Synergy

Our 6th presentation at our annual forum, “Contemporary Women’s Issues,” on 13 April:

Gender Equality and Environmental Sustainability: Powerful Synergy

The connection between gender equality and environmental sustainability has only recently been made, in a report by UNDP and an index by IUCN. This presentation will: (1) Define gender equality, environmental sustainability, and “green economy”; (2) Explain the links between them; (3) Highlight some of the barriers in tackling this issue in a global context; (4) Provide examples of pockets of action that have occurred across the world to address gender equality and environmental sustainability with particular focus on the link between the two; (5) Discuss local issues/examples; and, (6) Propose a practicum and what we may do in advocacy for gender-equal representation in environmental policymaking.

Anna Robb

Anna Robb, Mother Earth taskforce chair for BPW Hong Kong, is the General Stage Manager and Technical Director of “The House of Dancing Water,” a multi-million dollar aquatic theatre show in Macau. She lives in Macau with her husband and two children. Originally from Australia, Anna has spent the last 10 years working / living in London, Las Vegas, Montreal, Belgium and Macau and has spent her entire career in the arts. She is a long-time advocate for environmental concerns.

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Download the Complete Forum Programme: http://bit.ly/1SoATis

To Register: http://bit.ly/1SoATis

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Women Invest: CSR and Women’s Buying Power

Our 5th presentation at our annual forum, “Contemporary Women’s Issues,” on 13 April:

Women Invest: CSR and Women’s Buying Power

According to research, women are involved in 70-80% of consumption, be it through their buying power or their influence in purchasing decisions. This entails drastic amount of responsibility women around the world hold and the increasing importance for them to make smart and ethical investment decisions. This can range from the type of products they purchase at the supermarket to which companies to invest in. Given the significance women have on any economy, it is important for women to be aware of the impact we have and to ensure that the impact will be positive not just for the economy, but for environmental sustainability, ethical issues, and gender representation.

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Rebecca Isjwara, co-chair of the BPW Hong Kong Women Invest taskforce, is a second-year full time Indonesian student in HKUST’s Global Business program. Growing up in the archipelago, she was convinced that some parts of the world needed changing, and that she would actively take part in doing so. She represented her country for international competitions in Brazil, Thailand, and UAE, and started her own business at the age of 15. She moved to Hong Kong when she was 18 to attend HKUST, where she has been actively involved in AIESEC, the university’s peer mentoring program, and is vice president of the newly-established “Women in Leadership” community.

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Nina Soliva, co-chair of the BPW Hong Kong Women Invest taskforce: Originally from the Philippines, I’ve spent my entire life in Hong Kong. I’m currently undertaking a Bachelor in Business Administration majoring in Information Systems at HKUST. I’ve interned as a business analyst and business development consultant, and have been involved in more than five projects related to social entrepreneurship and technology innovation. I am interested in working as a management / strategy consultant, or business or operations analyst at an investment bank / hedge fund. My long-term goal is to merge my knowledge and experience in business and technology to found a technology company focused on improving the livelihood of populations in third world countries.

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Download the Complete Forum Programme: http://bit.ly/1SoATis

To Register: http://bit.ly/1SoATis

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The Power of Mentoring

Our 4th presentation at our annual forum, “Contemporary Women’s Issues,” on 13 April:

The Power of Mentoring

The value of mentoring cannot be overstated, and is well supported by recent business literature and trends. In addition to the classic model, one recent business trend is for ‘reverse mentoring’ – younger-to-elder, typically based on rapidly changing business models and the integration of social media. From the BPW International website: “Mentoring is a learning process that involves a skilled or experienced person (the mentor) with a less experienced, less skilled person (the protégée, or mentee). The goal is to provide opportunities for the protégée to continually develop her skills and knowledge, thereby enhancing her success. Mentoring is based on the sharing of experiences. The protégée wants to learn from the experiences of the mentor. A mentor is not paid for her work.”

Nora Hussin

Dr Nora Hussin, Chair of the BPW Hong Kong Mentoring taskforce, is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. Dr Nora received her PhD and Master in Applied Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong, and a Bachelor in English, Literature and Education at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She manages and consults on business and corporate communications, and educational training for both adults and children. Driven, creative and innovative, Dr Nora focuses on empowerment through education.

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Download the Complete Forum Programme: http://bit.ly/1SoATis

To Register: http://bit.ly/1SoATis

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