Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! At TWF, we know equal opportunities do not always mean equal outcomes. This is why this year’s theme #EmbraceEquity resonates strongly with the work that we do together with all of you to level the playing field and provide resources, tools and opportunities to create a gender equitable city.

We were thrilled to kick off International Women’s Day celebrations at our Lunch last Friday, raising critical funds to continue our work. We were touched by the enthusiastic support from our guests, friends, allies and partners.

We are immensely grateful to our Associate Sponsor Citi for their tremendous dedication. This IWD Lunch would not have been possible without their generous support.

We had an inspiring afternoon with panel discussion led by Damien Mooney, Managing Director of BlackRock, with fantastic speakers, Dr Angélica Anglés | Planetary scientist & Astrobiologist, Gigi Chao | Cheuk Nang Holdings Vice Chair & LGBTIQ advocate, and Lily Cheng | Hubel Labs Founder & Public Board Director, sharing their experiences of being outliers in their respective fields and discussing how we all can create more inclusive workplaces. We were touched to hear the heartfelt sharing by participants in our social media marketing skills training, Betty Hon and Susanna Ip.

We would also like to thank our amazing emcee, Yamilette Cano, and pledge co-leads, Daniella Lopez and Jen Flowers.

A big thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, Hogan Lovells.

We are also grateful to our Gold Sponsors: Bank of America, BlackRock, Bloomberg, BNP Paribas, Brunswick, Meta, Moody’s and New World Development, as well as our Silver Sponsors: Akin Gump, British Consulate-General Hong Kong, CIBC, Clifford Chance, EY, Financial Times, Generation Enterprises, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Leathwaite, Morgan Stanley, MTR, PwC, Stratford Finance Limited and Tanner De Witt.

Our deep thanks to our Media Partner, Tatler Front & Female as well as our Supporting Partners: Merz Productions, Perrier Jouet, Pop-Up Film and SCMP; and photographers Isaac Lawrence, Stephen Ng and Michael Perini.

We are also very grateful to our Prize Sponsors and Goodie Bag Partners: All Great Minds, Anabela Chan Joaillerie, Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong, Black Kite Brewery, Bookazine, Carlsberg Hong Kong, Crown Wine Cellars, DFS, Dough Bros, EAST Hong Kong, Encompass HK, Flex Studio, Flower Waltz Design, Fortnum & Mason, Hyatt Centric, Inspire Yoga HK, International School of Mindfulness, Kowloon Shangri-la Hong Kong, Lillet, Limitless, Madi Chu, Moxie, Next Chapter Raise, Our Hong Kong Foundation, Output Fitness, Parfumerie Trésor, Pirata Group, Projects, Regal Hotels International, Saicho, Sasa, So Lightly Photography, Sophia, Sunsmith, Supergoop!, TEDxTinHau Women, The Cakery, The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, The Gourmet Box, V Apparel, Venture Studios, Verm City and Vermillion.

We would also like to thank all of our attendees, fabulous volunteers, TWF board members and staff.

Thank you to everyone who helped us raise critical funds to support TWF’s research, advocacy and programmes to improve the lives of women and girls in Hong Kong.

This is our moment, to forge our own path, and create the gender equitable city we all deserve. We’re deeply grateful for your support, and are confident that together, we will see this come to fruition.

Get in touch at Fiona.Nott@twfhk.org.


Written by

The Women's Foundation