Date: November 14, 2014
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, Grand Ballroom Level 2, 8:00am - 2:15pm
Hosted by the Women of Influence Committee
The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong proudly presents the 11th Annual Women of Influence Conference & Awards on Friday, November 14th at the Four Seasons Hong Kong.
Join us for this renowned signature event and one of Hong Kong's most established women's conferences as we take a fresh, business-focused look at how our world is changing alongside women's careers with "Evolution" as this year's theme.
We all know that women in organizations are a key driver of value creation and competitive advantage. But how can we nurture change in family-oriented Hong Kong society? And where is the next wave of seed funding/angel investing taking us, with women at the helm of both the investing side and the entrepreneurship side? In addition, we will address how men and women evolve and find success in non-linear career journeys, just some of the many questions we will tackle during a morning of discussions, presentations, networking and idea swapping. This year's conference will also introduce interactive social media audience systems and for all to share their own "recipes" on how to use technology and other techniques to make our lives smarter.
Once again, the culmination of the conference will be the presentation of the 11th Annual Women of Influence Awards which will recognize; three high-achieving women, a man who has demostrated support for the advancement of women and one outstanding company for women.
Beverly LW Sunn, SGMS-T
|Founder & President, Asia Pacific Properties Ltd.|
|Chief Communications Officer & Head of Strategic Engagement, Li & Fung Limited|
|Presentation of Awards Remarks
Clifford A. Hart, Jr.
|Consul General, The United States of America to Hong Kong and Macau|
Three Concurrent Breakout Sessions (each session is run twice at 9:30-10:30am & 11:00am-12:00pm. Please refer to registration form on page 2 for selection):
|A) More than Daughters - Women Leaders in Family Businesses|
|Ronna Chao||Managing Director, Novel Investments Limited|
|Angela Cheung||CEO, Hong Kong City Toys|
|Sunita Makhija||Director, Platinum Heart|
|Shonee Mirchandani||Managing Director, Bookazine Ltd.|
|Alia Eyres||CEO, Mother's Choice (Moderator)|
|B) Women and Investing - Wealth Creation|
|Allison Baum||Managing Director, Fresco Capital Advisors|
|Jennifer Carver||Chief Investment Officer, NEST Investments|
|Melissa Guzy||Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures|
|Vernée Ho||Co-founder & CEO, Playto|
|Mae Wang||Senior Advisor, Focus Ventures|
|Diana David||Corporate Development Director, Asia Pacific, Financial Times (Moderator)|
|C) Non Linear Career Paths|
|Jennifer Cheung||Founder Sift Desserts|
|Eddie McDougall||Founder, Flying Winemaker|
|Anne O'Riordan||Global Industry Senior Managing Director-Life Sciences, Accenture|
|Maura Thompson||Co-founder & Managing Director, Sassy Media Group|
|Siobhan Barnes||Founder, The Neon Life Society (Moderator)|
Presentation of the 2014 Women of Influence Awards
Professional of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Master in Charity, Champion for the Advancement of Women, and Best Company for Women
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|Professional of the Year:||May Tan|
|Chief Executive Officer|
|Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong Limited|
|Entrepeneur of the Year:||Joanna Hotung|
|Founder and Managing Director|
|Master in Charity:||Nancy Yang
Founder and Executive Director
Asian Charity Services
|Champion for the Advancement of Women:||
|Best Company for Women:||American Express International Inc.