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Theme: What Matters Now

This event occurred on
December 10, 2021
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hong Kong

TEDxTinHauWomen is back this year with live event on December 10 at one and only Xiqu Centre in West Kowloon District. Our this year’s theme is “What Matters Now?” - it stems from the idea that it is okay to feel the way you do and still find it in you to focus on what really counts. We feel that this would resonate with one and all as it pivots around issues that have emerged as the most important ones in the light of the current pandemic- Self Care, Purpose and Perspective.
Beside giving a platform to our inspiring speakers, we will also feed our spirit to engage with the Hong Kong community at various levels - opportunity to meet new people, connect with up & coming entrepreneurs at our Fair, listen to a live Podcast, meet our Charities, participate in Voxpop and much more- all at the venue.

Xiqu Centre
West Kowloon District
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 999070
Hong Kong
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Arcadia Kim

Techie and Screen-time Squadmate
Arcadia Kim is a recovering game-maker, mom of three tech-loving kids, and the founder of Infinite Screentime. In her own words, “technology is a language for our kids and screen-time is the medium”. She is on a mission to dispel negative connotations and bad publicity attached to screentime. Putting forth a new perspective on this issue, Arcadia is building a community of coaches, educators, and child advocates that help raise screen-smart kids.


Visual Artist - Neon Bending
Chankalun is a visual storyteller who pushes boundaries with her artistry. She splits her time between running design studio CeeKayEllo (CKL), local NGO HKCRAFTS, and neon bending. Having apprenticed with a 70-year-old local neon master in Hong Kong, and subsequently with other neon artists around the world with “The Neon Girl” project, she has become Hong Kong’s only active female neon practitioner in a male-dominant industry.

Cynthia Cheng

Cynthia is a writer, lawyer and a keen storyteller. She is passionate about sharing heart-warming stories of people in our community who are often overlooked. She co-founded a social impact storytelling platform, Hong Kong Shifts, to showcase these stories through words and visuals to foster meaningful connections and create a positive impact in our community. She interviews and narrates captivating accounts of shift workers – street cleaners, taxi drivers, janitors and others – and brings to light their silent contributions to keep this city moving like a well-oiled machine. Through these compelling stories, Cynthia hopes to bridge the social gap, build empathy and shift perspectives.

Louisa Awolaja

D&I Podcaster and Openion Leader
Louisa is a British-Nigerian diversity and inclusion specialist and podcaster who wants to build racial equity and help people overcome their biases through conversations. She co-founded a podcast, HomeGrown, to share stories from members of the Black community in Hong Kong and beyond to foster community, dispel biases, explore racial dynamics and celebrate diversity and excellence. With a mission to inform, inspire and entertain, Louisa is breaking through race barriers one story at a time.

Maitreyi Karanth

Artist, Philanthropist & Non-conformist
Maitreyi Karanth is an actor, producer, writer, humanitarian and stand-up comedian. This multi-talented performer, who has been a part of various TV series and movies, embarked on her artistic journey at the age of 40. She continues to break stereotypes, push boundaries – especially in comedy in Hong Kong – and lives by the adage that ‘true passion has no expiry date’. Maitreyi also impacts lives through her acts of kindness. She is actively involved in feeding people experiencing homelessness in Hong Kong and uses proceeds from her shows to build homes for the poor in the Philippines and Thailand.

Mashiat Lamisa

Engineer and Fixer-Upper
Mashiat Lamisa, a socially conscious product and design engineer, wants to make tech accessible to all. She loves to harness her innovative thinking and design acumen to find solutions for the most pressing societal challenges. She co-founded Asia’s first electronic device repair community and also takes electronics that cannot be repaired or fixed and turns them into jewellery. Imagine wearing a chipset pendant and earrings from your old phone or laptop. This Changemaker and Climate Action Innovation awardee wants to create a big impact in the realm of electronic waste upcycling.

Puja Kapai

Human Rights Lawyer
Puja is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Convenor of the Women’s Studies Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong and a human rights expert. She has presented her views at the United Nations and to HKHong Kong government officials. Her research and advocacy work has influenced significant policy changes to address racial inequality and violence against women. Puja’s work has been recognized through the International Women of Courage Award 2015, Hong Kong University’s Knowledge Exchange Award 2017 and American Chamber of Commerce’s Professional Woman of the Year Award 2019.

Rachel Moon

Wellness Consultant and Performer
Rachel is a performer and fitness consultant in the wellness arena. Leveraging a career producing and performing in theatrical shows worldwide, her work blends performance mindset with positive psychology. After successfully establishing herself professionally, Rachel was keen to move onto the next chapter of her personal life – motherhood. She lives by ‘Strength through Adversity’, and believes that it’s your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life’s story will develop.


Singer & Performer
Shanty is an Indonesian pop star, actor, entrepreneur, VJ and mother. She moves to the beat of her own drum. A talented performer, she is undeterred by the rigmarole of life with all its ups and downs, pain and glory, tears and joy. Shanty has five albums, 10 feature films and three singles to her name and absolutely digs the outdoors, be it wakesurfing, canyoning or coasteering. Shanty believes in creating her own path and is absolutely unapologetic about being herself.

Viv Kan

Mental Well-being Coach
Viv Kan is a mindfulness and wellness coach who elevates people’s potential in their work, personal, and intimate lives by being fully present. She helps busy individuals transform their intimate relationships by connecting the mind, body, breath and Yoni (the female organs of generation in Sanskrit) thereby living a more fulfilling life. Her mission is to normalise the practice of ‘mindful intimacy’ to cultivate deeper connections and feel fully alive. Viv is a Sweaty Betty ambassador and the founder of Mindful Intimacy Coaching and Kan Elevate Corporate Wellness.

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