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Welcome to AWA WISE!


24 SPEAKERS

11 EVENTS

8 DAYS


Join us March 5-14, 2019 as extraordinary women from Bloomberg, Google, Accenture, LinkedIn (and more) share their experiences with you! 


  • PANEL DISCUSSIONS
  • SKILLS WORKSHOPS
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • NETWORKING EVENTS


Designed to inspire, empower and help women grow professionally - whether re-entering the workplace or starting their journey to entrepreneurship.


For more details on our EVENT LINEUP scroll down and press the + button to the right of each title.

March 5: Grand Opening: The Future of Women at Work in Hong Kong Panel Discussion
Lale KesebiKirti LadAnne O'RiordanLeonie Valentine

Four successful female leaders and global shapers give their insight into what opportunities and challenges working women will face in the future. The discussion will touch upon topics such as: glass ceiling for women in leadership in an Asian context, and the impact future technological advances will have on employment.

The Grand Opening is organised in partnership with Women of Influence (WOI) - AmCham Hong Kong.

Venue: Deloitte China, 35/F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong. Ticket Capacity: 150

Panel Moderator: Kirti Lad

Ticket Price: $250

  • Lale Kesebi (CEO of human-at.work and Board Member of The Women's Foundation)

    Lale Kesebi

    CEO of human-at.work and Board Member of The Women's Foundation
  • Kirti Lad (Executive Director of Meraki Executive Search & Consulting)

    Kirti Lad

    Executive Director of Meraki Executive Search & Consulting
  • Anne O

    Anne O'Riordan

    Senior Managing Director of Accenture
  • Leonie Valentine (Managing Director, Sales & Operations of Google Hong Kong)

    Leonie Valentine

    Managing Director, Sales & Operations of Google Hong Kong
March 6: Exploring Mindset: Making it BackPanel Discussion
Alicia EspinalMallika KapurCecilia LuiMichele Windsor

Re-entering the workforce after being away for even a few years or contemplating a change to a completely new career can be incredibly daunting, and often overwhelming. However, that doesn't make it impossible. Join us for a conversation with women who have successfully navigated their way and be inspired by their stories to finally make that leap.

Venue: Jacada Travel, 29/F Wyndham Place, 40-44 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong. Ticket Capacity: 80

Panel Moderator: Mallika Kapur

Ticket Price: $220

  • Alicia Espinal (Luxury Travel Advisor at Charlotte Travel Limited)

    Alicia Espinal

    Luxury Travel Advisor at Charlotte Travel Limited
  • Mallika Kapur (Senior Editor at Bloomberg Live, APAC)

    Mallika Kapur

    Senior Editor at Bloomberg Live, APAC
  • Cecilia Lui (Founder & Director of ILIA Connect)

    Cecilia Lui

    Founder & Director of ILIA Connect
  • Michele Windsor (Consultant at PeRK Advisory)

    Michele Windsor

    Consultant at PeRK Advisory
March 6: Exploring Mindset: Converting Passion into Purpose as an Entrepreneur -Panel Discussion
Melissa AuKarena BelinSonalie FigueirasGabriela SimmonsVictoria Wisniewski Otero

THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT.

Do you find yourself at your desk stuck on an idea you want to make happen? Have a passion project, but not sure what to do next? Wish you could make your side hustle a full-time job? Join us for a panel discussion where you'll meet women like you as they share real stories about their challenges - and how they have faced them.

Venue: Jacada Travel, 29/F Wyndham Place, 40-44 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong. Ticket Capacity: 80

Panel Moderator: Karena Belin

Ticket Price: $220

  • Melissa Au (Founder & Managing Director of Munchkins)

    Melissa Au

    Founder & Managing Director of Munchkins
  • Karena Belin (Founder & CEO of WHub)

    Karena Belin

    Founder & CEO of WHub
  • Sonalie Figueiras (Founder & Edtior-in-Chief of Green Queen)

    Sonalie Figueiras

    Founder & Edtior-in-Chief of Green Queen
  • Gabriela Simmons (Co-Founder of TimTimTom Books)

    Gabriela Simmons

    Co-Founder of TimTimTom Books
  • Victoria Wisniewski Otero (Founder and CEO of Resolve Foundation)

    Victoria Wisniewski Otero

    Founder and CEO of Resolve Foundation
March 7: Exploring Mindset: Discovering Your PurposeWorkshop
Abigail Croft

What is your purpose? Do you know? Are you living it, following it or letting it slip by?

This workshop provides an opportunity to look deeper into your purpose and see how it can be expressed both in your personal life and your career. Perhaps you have been toying with the idea of going back to work, or changing your career, or starting something new.

As you allow yourself to make the next big, or small, step in your life, take the time to dive deeper into your purpose to inform those big life, and career, decisions.

Venue: The Executive Centre Lounge, Level 43, Three Garden Road, Champion Tower, Central, Hong Kong. Ticket Capacity: 50

THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT!

  • Abigail Croft (Managing Director of BRIDGE Partnership)

    Abigail Croft

    Managing Director of BRIDGE Partnership
March 8: Exploring Mindset: Dare to ChangeYour Readiness, Your ConfidenceWorkshop
Josephine Paris

THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT!

How do you know if you are emotionally and mentally ready for a change? This workshop explores your capabilities and helps you make new discoveries about your potential. Put yourself in the hands of a certified coach with 11 years of global experience who will help as you contemplate a major change: starting a business, embarking on a new career, or going back to work.

Venue: KPMG, Prince's Building, 8/F, 5-5E Ice House St, Central, Hong Kong. Ticket Capacity: 35

  • Josephine Paris (Business & Executive Coach at COACHME)

    Josephine Paris

    Business & Executive Coach at COACHME
March 11: Skills & Tools: How to Write a Resume to Stand OutWorkshop
Cathy Blanc

Create a resume to reflect your true capabilities. This workshop will give you insight from a coach with over 15 years experience in HR who will help you identify your key skills and motivations to help you get the jobs you want. There are a limited number of places available and Cathy is a hot ticket - so sign up fast.

Venue: Lounge, The Executive Centre, Level 43, Three Garden Road, Hong Kong. Ticket Capacity: 35

Ticket Price: $380

* Workshop tickets include a free ticket to the March 13 LinkedIn workshop while supplies last. An email with instructions on how to register for the event will be sent separately.

  • Cathy Blanc (Founder of CWB Consulting)

    Cathy Blanc

    Founder of CWB Consulting
March 12: Skills & Tools: Presenting with Impact and Acing Cover LettersWorkshop
Cathy BlancJosephine Paris

You never get a second chance to make a great first impression, whether in a cover letter or in person. Learn how to stand out in a sea of people, resumes or business cards. You will learn the keys to creating an elevator pitch and how to tailor a cover letter to the right audience.

Limited number of participants so make sure you sign up for the personal attention you deserve.

Venue: AWA Office, 2-12 Queen's Road West, Arion Commercial Centre, 11/F, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Ticket Capacity: 35

Ticket Price: $380

* Workshop tickets include a free ticket to the March 13 LinkedIn workshop while supplies last. An email with instructions on how to register for the event will be sent separately.

  • Cathy Blanc (Founder of CWB Consulting)

    Cathy Blanc

    Founder of CWB Consulting
  • Josephine Paris (Business & Executive Coach at COACHME)

    Josephine Paris

    Business & Executive Coach at COACHME
March 12: Skills & Tools: The Impact of Good Branding and the Ultimate Guide to Social Media MarketingPresentation
Cassandre DaigreAgathe HeidelbergChantal Rechaussatt

THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT.

What's the difference between cola and Coca-Cola?

Let Marc & Chantal help you establish the basics in designing an impactful brand and stand out from the crowd from a top branding agency. They will cover everything from brand strategy and brand narrative to visual identity. WILD Agency will then get you started with your social media strategy: where, when, how, and why and the dos and don'ts when using social media for your business.

Venue: WeWork, Bonham Strand, 40-44 Bonham Strand, 7F Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Ticket Capacity: 70

Ticket Price: $220

  • Cassandre Daigre (Co-Founder of WILD)

    Cassandre Daigre

    Co-Founder of WILD
  • Agathe Heidelberg (Partner at Marc & Chantal)

    Agathe Heidelberg

    Partner at Marc & Chantal
  • Chantal Rechaussatt (Founding Partner, Creative Director of Marc & Chantal)

    Chantal Rechaussatt

    Founding Partner, Creative Director of Marc & Chantal
March 13: Skills & Tools: The Ultimate Guide to Using Social Media to Find the Perfect JobPresentation
Tingi Ko

Straight from the horse's mouth! Ever wanted to know how to maximize your Linkedin profile - from experts at Linkedin? We have exclusive insight on how to leverage their platform and develop a stronger digital footprint, which is essentially your personal brand story. This is a BONUS event available only to those who sign up for other workshops.

This presentation is organised in partnership with LinkedIn.

Venue: LinkedIn, 38/F Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Ticket Capacity: 90

Admission for this session is available for free for any attendee that registers for another workshop in the WISE series while supplies last. You will be sent an email with the promo code to register for the event. Based on space availability.

  • Tingi Ko (Enterprise Sales Manager at LinkedIn)

    Tingi Ko

    Enterprise Sales Manager at LinkedIn
March 14: Navigating the MinefieldHow to Really Access Hong Kong's Job MarketFireside Chat
Shirley AdrainKimberly ArthPriyanka GothiMarie Swarbreck

Do headhunters really help when you are a returner? What is the role of networking? How do you go about it? Join us for insight with experienced coaches and recruiters who are helping women get back to work.

Venue: R ONE Space, 26F Sino Plaza, 255-257 Gloucester Rd, Causeway Bay. Ticket Capacity: 50

Panel Moderator: Marie Swarbreck

Ticket Price: $220

  • Shirley Adrain (Managing Director of Back to Work Hong Kong)

    Shirley Adrain

    Managing Director of Back to Work Hong Kong
  • Kimberly Arth (Co- Founder of PIVOT)

    Kimberly Arth

    Co- Founder of PIVOT
  • Priyanka Gothi (Founder of Retired Not Out)

    Priyanka Gothi

    Founder of Retired Not Out
  • Marie Swarbreck (Founder of Fleximums)

    Marie Swarbreck

    Founder of Fleximums
March 14: CLOSING EVENT: Meet and GreetNetworking Evening

As we close an incredible 11 days of events, we gather together to celebrate women who are thriving across sectors. This is a great networking opportunity where you get to meet and have real one on one conversations with industry leaders, coaches, and recruiters - Accenture, Heidrick & Struggles, Colgate-Palmolive, Egon Zehnder, Goldman Sachs, Philip Morris, Morgan Stanley, Edelman, PwC, JP Morgan, Sun Life Financial Asia, Wellington Management, Asian Tigers, The Women's Foundation, WHub, AmCham, Asia Society, Pivot and Back to Work Hong Kong to name a few. Be ready to walk away feeling inspired!

Venue: R ONE Space, 26F Sino Plaza, 255-257 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay. Ticket Capacity: 100

Ticket Price: $250

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