TWF IWD Virtual Lunch: Thank You for Your Support!

Thank you to everyone who was able to join our IWD Virtual Lunch last Friday. We are very grateful to our Associate Sponsors Financial Times and Swire Group for their support.

Under the theme “Scripting Our Future: A Gender Equal Narrative,” we had a thought provoking panel discussion with leaders from the film industry including directors Jenny Suen and Ruby Yang as well as Kelly Willis, Executive Creative Director at Walt Disney Imagineering Asia about film, narrative and gender equality. Thank you, Tim Payne, Senior Partner, Head of Asia at Brunswick Group for moderating. It was uplifting to hear the sharing from our programme participants— Kit Kit Chen from our Girls Go Tech Programme, and Winnie Li and Yuk Ying Wan from our new initiative #TEENForGood.

Thank you to our wonderful emcee Noreen Mir and pledge masters, Kristi Swartz and Suresh Balaji.

A big thank you to our Platinum Sponsors: Edelman, KKR, Moody’s, State Street, Stratford Finance Limited and UOB.

We are also grateful to our Gold Sponsors: Bank of America, Brunswick, CIBC, Clifford Chance, Macquarie, Point72 and Prudential as well as our Silver Sponsors: Citadel, CLP, EY, FTI Consulting, Generation Enterprises, Iron Mountain, KG Group, Steelcase and Sun Life.

Our deep thanks to our Technology Partners A-Team Plus, Cisco, and Logicalis as well as to our Supporting Partners: Gingers, HK International Film Festival, Jack Morton, Knead, Merz Productions, Moonlight, Pop up Film and South China Morning Post; our Media Partner Vogue; producer Dawn Dennis and Jane Saunders from Continuity Consulting; and photographer Roy Esterhuysen from Three Peaks Media.

Prize sponsors and Virtual Goodie Bag Partners: Anabela Chan Joaillerie, Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong, Bubbles & Wines Stanley, by Sophie Grace, Chanel, Crown Wine Cellars, Date by TATE, DFS, Disneyland Hong Kong, Dialogue in the Dark HK Foundation, EAST Hong Kong, FICO Wines, Fortnum & Mason, GINSBERG+CHAN Wine Merchants Asia, Happy Paradise, H-KORE, Inspire Yoga, Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, Kamalaya Koh Samui, Katie Vajda, Kids’ Gallery, Lift Lifestyle, LIGHTS//OUT, Little Bao, Marie France Van Damme, Michael Kistler Photography, Mott 32, MYSPACE, One&Only, Outward Bound Hong Kong, Parfumerie Trésor, Shot By Roy, Silencio By Le Comptoir, Sprouts & Sparkles, The Jervois, The Upper House, Three Peaks Media, Treasure Island HK, Velocity Aquabike Studio, Watson’s Wine.

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

Our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who helped us raise critical funds to support TWF’s programmes, research and advocacy for women and girls in Hong Kong.

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From challenge comes change. Together, let's rewrite the script to create a gender equal future, full of possibility for all.


Written by

The Women's Foundation