We are very grateful to have a terrific Steering Committee to guide the development and implementation of the Programme, including:
Industry Head, Large Customer Sales, Google
Ada is Industry Head for Large Customer Sales at Google Hong Kong, advising Beauty, Luxury, and CPG brands on Google's products to connect with their audiences. She joined Google in 2016 and was Head of Global Customer Care for Greater China for three years. Prior to Google, Ada's career has spanned luxury retail and investment banking.
Ada is passionate about coaching women and was a mentor in TWF's Mentoring Programme for Women Leaders as well as a Co-Lead of Google's Women@ HK Chapter.
Ada holds a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University.
Betty Chan, FCIPD
Director, Human Resources (Group Organization Development & Talent), CLP Holdings
CLP is one of the largest investor-owned power businesses in Asia-Pacific with investments in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Australia, India, Southeast Asia and Taiwan. Betty leads the Group's agenda on talent management, culture and capability development enabling CLP's strategy in engineering a net-zero future. Betty brings over 25 years of global talent management experience partnering with C-suites leaders across indistries in fast paced high growth transformation settings. A trained psychologist, Betty is a passionate advocate for inclusion as a key driver for innovation and growth.
Managing Director, Clearing System Development & Support, IT, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Karina Chan works in the Information Technology Division of HKEX, and is Head of Post Trade System Development and Support overseeing design, implementation, and operations of related market systems, as well as delivering continuous post-trade services and robustness for financial infrastructure. Karina has worked closely with business and delivered various new initiatives over the last 10 years including Stock Connect programs. Fostering continuous development of people is also one of her key priorities in contributing to the company’s success.
Dr Ray Cheung
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong
Ray received his Ph.D. degree in computing from Imperial College London. Previously, he was a visiting fellow on trusted VLSI designs at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong, and his research interests include cryptographic hardware designs, rapid prototyping trusted computing platforms, high-performance biomedical VLSI designs, deep learning hardware and mobile application developments. Passionate about promoting citywide computing education, he is currently the Director of CityU Apps Lab (CAL) supporting Campuswide Mobile Application development and serves at the Hour of Code HK (HoCHK). He is also the recipient of the 2012 CityU Teaching Excellence Award.
Arup Fellow and Director, Arup
Leading Arup's Advisory Services in East Asia, Alice is a highly respected management consultant known for her innovative approach to problem-solving and motivating multidisciplinary teams to deliver better solutions. She has led a spectrum of award-winning projects across Asia — including mega airports, ground-breaking data centres, tech-savvy science and industry facilities, inspiring learning spaces and smart hospitals.
Alice is a strong advocate of women's empowerment — speaking widely on this topic, mentoring other women and supporting flexible, inclusive workplaces. She pays an active role in the HKIE's Taskforce of Women in Engineering and leads the UN SDGs initiative to prmote gender diversity and drive sustainable development.
Alice has also completed numerous missions to underdeveloped countries where her progessional insights have directly helped those less fortunate.
APAC Director, Steelcase Learning
Ambroise has led the Steelcase Education business since May 2018, after 5 years leading the China Direct Market, where Education was already in his focus area. In these roles, he applies his international experience and local knowledge of Workplace Strategy and Active Learning Spaces to help learning institutions, schools and universities create learning environments that enable students and educators to be more collaborative, efficient and successful.
Ambroise joined Steelcase in 2002 as Sales Consultant in North Africa. He moved to the International Key Account team in 2004 in France and later to China in 2008 to work on Global Accounts in the Asia Pacific region. In 2016, he moved to Hong Kong with his family. Fluent in French and English, with working German, Ambroise has three young children.
Executive Director, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC
Annie works in the Engineering Division of Goldman Sachs Asia, and is the regional head of Private Wealth Management Technology, Asia Pacific. She joined the firm in July 2007 in London. Prior to that, she worked at a number of multinational organizations including PwC Consulting, IBM and BNP Paribas in Sydney. Annie is an advocate for women in Engineering. She is passionate about raising awareness on the career opportunities that STEM can offer. She initiated the Girls in Technology program at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong, having co-run a similar program in London.
ESG Data Specialist, Bloomberg L.P.
Jewel is the lead for ESG data in the Greater China Region at Bloomberg. She is also a core committee member of Bloomberg Women in Tech at Bloomberg Hong Kong where she led multiple internal and external projects. Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2017, she was a management associate at MUFG bank. She also holds a BASc in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto.
Jewel is passionate about accelerating social impact through data and technology. She serves as a member of the Youth Service Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups. She is the Director of She Loves Tech Competition 2021 (HK & Macau division), and she is a past president of Hong Kong Toastmasters Club.
Business Operations Manager of Cisco Greater China CEO Office
Jessica has been at Cisco for more than ten years and is currently Business Operations Manager in the Greater China CEO Office. She has worked in different business functions there, including talent acquisition, human resources, strategy and planning as well as project management. Most recently, her work has involved coordinating global and regional internal meetings and events as well as local employee engagement activities. She understands Cisco’s strategies around people and culture and has extensive experience in event organization. Jessica is also involved in developing the ONE Corporate Social Responsibility platform and strategy and the Women of Cisco network.
Policy Programs Manager, Greater China & Mongolia, Meta
Charis leads various policy programs, campaigns and parternships at Meta for the Greater China region and Mongolia. Her work focuses on empowering NGOs, educators, SMBs & local communities in diverse ways such as through digital literacy education, digital transformation and building within the metaverse to drive broader social & economic impact.
In addition to her role, she is also an advocate of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Meta, where she drives thought leadership among external communities and creates programs for internal colleagues to connect and give back to society. Prior to Meta, Charis worked at J.P. Morgan and UBS, specializing in event marketing and philanthropic projects across APAC.
Charis currently sits on The General Committee of The Diocesan Old Girls' Association and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Nottingham University, United Kingdom.
Assistant Vice President of IT Group, Capital Group
Calvin is responsible for all IT operations in Hong Kong and China for Capital Group. He looks after both the front-end support and backend cross-region infrastructure teams for Capital’s equity trading and research. He drives the continuous development of the internal IT teams and develops strategies to enable new technical capabilities to the business. He is also a current member of the office coordinating committee for the Hong Kong office, helping to identify or introduce opportunities to improve the overall well-being of office associates.
Founder and CEO, Shine Technology
Candy Liu is Founder and CEO at Shine Technology, an EdTech startup. She has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry including senior positions in multi-national technology enterprises such as HP, EMC and SevOne. Candy is involved in many NGOs and currently serves as the Communication Chair of the Rotary Club of London, Sponsorship Chairman of UNESCO Hong Kong Association, Chairman of Smart Living at the Hong Kong Innovative Technology Development Association and Chairperson of the IT Advisory Team at the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. Candy is the recipient of the Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Association's Technology Innovation Award 2020.
Management Consultant, Accenture
Lynn is a Management Consultant at Accenture Strategy & Consulting, Greater China where she advises on digital enterprise & customer experience transformation. She presents new opportunities that arise at the intersection of business and technology to clients across insurance, retail, hospitality and travel industries.
Lynn is an advocate for Coporate Citizenship at Accenture Hong Kong, where she is responsible for driving social innovation and co-creating societal impact through partnerships with NGOs as well as the wider community.
Lynn holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree in Politics & Public Administration from the University of Hong Kong.
Head of Marketing & Partnership, HKT Home of HKT and HKT Education Limited
Chief Commercial Officer, DrGo
Teresa is a seasoned marketing professional with more than 20 years' experience across diverse FMCG products. She joined HKT in 2011, leading marketing strategies across Broadband, nowTV, Fixed Line, HKT education, eSmartHealth and DrGo. In 2012, she was appointed Head of Marketing to overseeing HKT Education Limited, which is now the market leader for STEM and eLearning development in Hong Kong and Macau.
Prior to joining HKT, Teresa was Head of Marketing at Unilever for Hong Kong and Taiwan. She also held senior positions in Mead Johnson Nutritionals HK Limited and Amoy Foods Limited. Teresa is the Chair of e-Learning Consortium and is keen to promote e-learning to a wide audience.
Teresa graduated from the Baptist University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
Managing Director and Head of Product for Alternatives, Asia Pacific, States Street
Cora Tang is Managing Director and Head of Product for Alternatives in Asia Pacific at State Street. She brings with her around two decades of experience in product, operations, and relationship management in the alternatives industry. Cora is responsible for managing product and servicing capabilities across hedge and private markets, tailoring global market-leading solutions to meet clients' needs.
Cora joined State Street in 2012, and has held various leadership roles, including head of Private Equity Fund Administration for Asia, relationship manager for Asia Hedge Fund and Private Markets Clients, and product manager for Private Equity Funds. Prior to State Street, she worked at IS (formerly known as SunGard) and Citi.
Cora is a Chartered Financial Analyst. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Australia Graduate School of Management and a double degree in engineering with honours (software engineering) and commerce (finance) from University of Melbourne.
APAC Ownership Data Analyst, Bloomberg L.P.
Priscilla is the APAC Ownership data analyst at Bloomberg Hong Kong office. She is also a core committee member of Bloomberg Women in Tech at Bloomberg Hong Kong where she led multiple internal and external projects to promote an unbiased working environment for female working in tech, celebrate the diversity by inspiring them with the latest technology trends and encourage females to take a leap to pursue their tech talents. Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2022, she was an infrastructure trainee at Amazon Web Services. She also holds a BSc in Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
General Manager and Head of Corporate Communications, Hysan Development
Mark Tung is Hysan Development's General Manager and Head of Corporate Communications. He joined Hysan in 2007, and is responsible for the Group's communications with the media and other stakeholders. Previously, Mark held a number of managerial positions at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, worked as a broadcasting journalist in Hong Kong, and also practiced law in the United States. He sits on marketing and membership-related committees in the Hong Kong Green Building Council and Oxfam Hong Kong. Mark received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Cornell University, and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in the United States.
Coordinator, Pre-career Initiatives, Hong Kong
Lena is the Pre-career Initiatives Lead for 100WF in Hong Kong and also the Founder and Executive Director of Hong Kong Momtrepreneurs, an NGO supporting mothers on their entrepreneurial journeys. Starting her career as a financial analyst, Lena worked in a number of asset management firms specialising in HNWI and institutional clients.
In her role at 100WF, she introduces pre-career young women in Hong Kong to opportunities in the finance industry. She is passionate about innovation and sustainability. Lena is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a BBA in Finance and Marketing from Simon Fraser University, Canada.
APAC Corporate Communications, BlackRock
Joanna is a Vice President in BlackRock’s APAC Corporate Communications team. She is active in supporting the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives and is a former co-chair of the Hong Kong Women’s Initiative & Allies Network at BlackRock.
Joanna joined BlackRock in 2017 from HSBC Private Banking where she looked after the bank's employees and external communications for the private banking business in Asia Pacific. Prior to that, Joanna worked for a financial public relations consultancy and advised financial services firms and corporations on communications initiatives such as media relations, thought leadership as well as issues and reputational management.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Media and Communications from the University of Melbourne.