The Women’s Foundation hosts more than 100 events per year, including roundtables, talks, panels and workshops to promote female leadership and provide insights to aspiring women leaders. Over a thousand business leaders have participated in our events and pipeline initiatives. Our flagship events include:
Annual Gala Dinner
Our flagship fundraising event features a silent auction with enticing prizes, delectable food and live entertainment. Each year, a theme that is relevant to advancing women and girls is also highlighted in the event. Powerful keynote speakers have graced previous TWF gala dinners to advocate our causes.
International Women’s Day Lunch
The UN launched International Women's Day in 1975 and since then, March 8, and the days and weeks around March 8, have become a time to celebrate women's achievements and to reflect on how far we have come as well as how far in some cases, we still need to go. The Women’s Foundation also takes part in supporting this day with a gala lunch.
30% Club Lunch
The 30% Club Hong Kong is a group of 60 chairmen and business leaders committed to getting more women on boards. We host two flagship events per year - one of which is the 30% Club Boardroom Lunch which brings aspiring and accomplished women directors face to face with the chairmen, CEOs and directors of Hong Kong's leading companies.
Leading Women Speaker Series
In 2012, The Women’s Foundation launched our Leading Women Speaker Series in partnership with Bloomberg. The initiative comprises panel discussions involving inspirational role models who explore the opportunities and challenges for women in traditionally male-dominated industries and professions. Male-dominated sectors covered include technology, trading floor and hedge funds, luxury brands, energy, private equity, logistics and transport and risk management.
Oxbridge Women’s Network (OWN) Speaker Series
Following The Women’s Foundation Scholarship Scheme sponsoring Hong Kong students to pursue the M.Phil. in Gender Studies at the University of Cambridge, TWF launched the Oxbridge Women’s Network Speaker Series, featuring Oxbridge-graduate speakers. Past speakers include John Slosar – Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific, Dame Carol Black – Principal of Neunham College, and Andy Yee – Policy Analyst of Google’s Public Policy and Government Affairs Team.
Secrets to Success Speaker Series
TWF is delighted to partner with KPMG to present the Secrets to Success series featuring outstanding female leaders sharing their first-hand experience, insights and advice from their own leadership journey. Past speakers include Minerva Tantoco – Chief Technology Officer and Executive Director of UBS, Shanthi Flynn---Senior Vice-President of Human Resources for Walmart Asia, and Alexa Lam– Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Securities and Futures Commission.