This time last week I was fortunate enough to attend and to moderate at the American Chamber Women Of Influence Conference and Awards.
This is the third year I have attended the event but only my second year on the organising committee. What a fulfilling experience it was – not only the day itself but all of the lead up meetings to the event. I had the opportunity to work with a team of driven and accomplished individuals.
Ronald Lee Managing Director of Goldman Sachs eloquently opened the event and set the scene for the day. Thank you Ronald!
Everybody then had the opportunity to attend one of three panel sessions:- He for She and What will be?,
How media is addressing gender diversity
and finally my panel, The Future of Work.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Michelle Lam – Founder of Spoilt Experiences Group, Emma Reynolds – Co-Founder & CEO of E3 Reloaded and David Lynch – Managing Director and Head of Technology & Operations for HK & China for DBS. Our panel focused on how technology, communication, branding, and workplace spaces will be changing over the next 15 years.
Lunch time was spent listening to keynote speaker Deborah Kan.
After lunch, the award ceremony was opened by Clifford A. Hart Jr. Consul General, The United States of America to Hong Kong and Macau
Congratulations to all of the winners of 2015:
Professional of the Year: Kimberley Cole Head of Sales Specialists Asia Thomson Reuters
Young Achiever of the Year: Michelle Sun Co-Founder First Code Academy
Entrepreneur of the Year: Karin Ann Co-Founder and Principal The International Montessori School
Non-profit Leader of the Year: Su-Mei Thompson CEO The Women’s Foundation
Master of The Arts: Claire Hsu Co-Founder & Executive Director Asia Art Archive
Lifetime Achievement: Anne Marden, BBS, JP Director, AVP HK Foundation Limited
Champion for the Advancement of Women: Anthony A Rose Chairman & CEO House of Rose Professional
Best Company for Women: State Street Bank & Trust
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Have a great weekend everyone.