Welcome from the Chair of Mother Earth Taskforce

Anna RobbWelcome to BPW. I’m Anna Robb. I’m Australian and I live in Macau. I am looking forward to working with you all.

I have worked my whole career in the arts and I’m looking to combine the skills I have alongside the other BPW women to be effective in Hong Kong and Macau. Beyond the arts, I am particularly passionate about young women growing up fearless, confident and free-thinking and I want a sustainable planet for them to be this way.

~Anna

Welcome from our Chief Happiness Officer

Shveitta Sharma

Dear BPW members,

Thank you for appointing me the Chief Happiness officer. It’s an honor and a privilege and I look forward to serving you in the best way I can.

One of my teachers once told me, “Be the person that walks into the room and the room lights up, and not the one who walks out and the room lights up.” I have since then made it my mission to leave the room a little brighter and happier.

Happiness is not a pursuit, it’s an awakening. It’s something that lies within all of us but just as a musk deer runs wild looking for the musk that lies within, we too run amok looking for happiness. It is my sincerest endeavor to help you unveil this intrinsic quality that lies within all of us.

Let’s all SMILE – (support, motivate, inspire, love, encourage) in the knowledge that we have each other to depend on.

I look forward to meeting all of you in person and continuing on this journey together.

Much love and happiness.

Shveitta Sethi Sharma

Welcome from the Chair of Global Skills Taskforce

Dorothy TsuiWarm welcome to BPW Hong Kong!

It has been an amazing experience for me to meet dedicated professional women at BPW Hong Kong. I am an experienced management consultant and have a consultancy firm specializing in people and organization development. My vision is to facilitate flourishing growth in individuals, relationships, organizations, and communities through bringing out the best in people.

My role as the Chair of the Global Skills Taskforce of BPW Hong Kong oversees the development and delivery of training programs for our BPW members in Hong Kong, and later in other twinning clubs and eventually to be made available to the BPW International community.

We are launching our pilot programs soon: early next year. Looking forward to seeing you in our future meetings and sharing my excitement with you!

All the best,

Dorothy Tsui

Welcome from the BPW-HK Student Coordinator

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I’m Michelle, a full-time student at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and also a founder of a beauty/wellness social company named Miscato. Founders of Miscato are brought together by our longing to create a loving working environment and career progression for low income women, and similarly members of BPW are brought together by the same vision to create a better tomorrow for women around the world. While the vision may sound very big and abstract for some people, every contribution we make for that vision is a building block for our dream. For us, student members of BPW Hong Kong, our contribution starts from getting involved in the planning and execution of programs by BPW Hong Kong. Being an international organization that has been around for decades, and well-known for its contributions to the field of women empowerment, there is no question that we could gain a lot from this organization. The question is, what can we give for BPW Hong Kong, and how do we prepare ourselves to become the future leaders of this organizations?
Your fellow sister,
Michelle

Welcome from the Young BPW-HK Representative

Vivica XiongWhen I walked into my first BPW Hong Kong meeting, I knew I found my people. It’s a privilege to be surrounded by so many power women, who are not fearful to dream and who embrace personal and professional development.

For the past six years, I’ve been calling Hong Kong home, and enjoying my career in international education and development. I am truly fortunate in the people I met along the way; they mentored me, cheered me on, and inspired me to go far in life. It’s exciting to see the establishment of BPW Hong Kong, where more aspiring women can benefit from the company of one another, to grow and to glow together!

I am honored to be nominated as the Young Representative, and very much look forward to working with you all to initiate programs that will empower more young women!

~Vivica Xiong

Welcome from the Executive Secretary

Elizabeth GroblerIt is my great pleasure to welcome all of the charter members of the Hong Kong BPW chapter! It is clear that a fantastic, dynamic group of women have gathered together who will be able to create marvellous synergy.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Meade.

I am certain that our chapter will make a difference through our collaborative actions and leadership.

Elizabeth Grobler

Welcome from BPW-HK 2nd Vice President & Chair of Projects

Jo FokHello, and what an honour to be working with a group of dynamic women like yourself in creating a new future for women and the world at large.

I am a producer and film maker, also an educator and passionate for social change through peace activism. There is no better way than women working together, we are naturally nurturing, caring, resourceful, loving and kind; when faced with a real challenge we literally have the strength and power to move mountains…need I say more ?

I see that we are now in the renaissance of the feminine principle guided by love and wisdom. This is our time to unite both our masculine and feminine qualities to create a shift, for me this is far beyond being a feminist or gender equality, it’s about supporting each other to harness our smart power and live our full potential for a world we all want.

I am so thrilled to be working with you, learning and playing together with you all.

For the beauty of our mother earth and all the women in the world,

With Love and Gratitude,
Jo

Welcome from BPW-HK 1st Vice President & Chair of Membership

Michell SeeAs both 1st VP and Membership Chair of the new chapter of BPW Hong Kong, I’m super excited seeing it as a platform for women here in different ages, cultures, experiences and talents reaching out, joining hands, sharing love and support and above all inspiring and empowering each other.  I’m looking forward to working with our membership, and will be as supportive as possible.

Like the saying goes, “One woman can make a difference, but together we can rock the world!”

~ Michell See, 1st Vice President; Chair, Membership

Welcome, from the BPW Hong Kong President!

Profile Photo 01 - profileHello, and welcome to BPW Hong Kong’s website! I’m Dr Anne Hilty, a New York psychologist living in East Asia — Hong Kong and Korea — since 2005. I’m passionate about this region, about intercultural understanding, about women’s issues and the ongoing quest for gender equality and equal human rights for all — and, I’m passionate about BPW International!

This organisation has been working for the equality of women since it was founded in 1930. Since 1947, we have been advocating for women through the United Nations. Today, we have UN representatives in every one of its agencies, and our affiliates around the world are actively engaged in this endeavour.

I wish I could adequately convey to all of you the sheer joy to be found in this sisterhood. I’m involved with several committees and taskforces at the international level, am a member of the New York City affiliate, have served as international congress organizer, and now as president of this new Hong Kong affiliate. When I attend BPW conferences and events around the world, of course there is an incredible sharing of best practices and leadership training; but it is the sisterhood, the relationship and support with women in nearly 100 countries across the globe, that fills my heart.

Our startup team has been working quite diligently over the past year to re-establish BPW in Hong Kong, and we think that the focus we’re taking and initiatives we’ve outlined are exciting indeed. I invite you to become a member of our organisation. Most of all, I wish for you to experience the magnitude, the strength, and the love of this worldwide sorority that crosses all boundaries.

Will you join us?

For my Hong Kong sisters,

For all women everywhere,

With kindest regards,

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Dr Anne Hilty, President

BPW Hong Kong