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November 14, 2023
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hong Kong

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Xiqu Centre
West Kowloon District
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 999070
Hong Kong
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Eny Bawse

With 20 years of working experience as a domestic worker, Eny realized the difficulties domestic workers face in accessing mental health care in Hong Kong; this experience inspired her to fund Self Love Cupid, to advocate and educate the domestic worker community on mental wellbeing. Eny has overcome many hardships and gained valuable perspectives on life. Her goal is to use her experience to guide women to “think like a Warrior and feel like a Goddess”. Eny finds solace in writing and is currently working on her first children’s book.

Grace Cheng

Caregiving Activist
After graduating in Social Sciences from the University of Hong Kong, Grace joined an ambitious social enterprise, Fair Employment Agency, with the mission to end the forced labor of migrant domestic workers. At 26, she stepped into the role of General Manager to lead the organization through the turbulent 3-year COVID-19 pandemic. Raised by her grandparents, she has always had a special connection with older adults. Through providing care to her grandparents in their final years, she has firsthand experience of the challenges faced by family caregivers. Earlier this year, she founded Agewhale, a start-up to transform elderly care through innovative solutions.

Henry Tse

LGBTI+ Activist
As an LGBT+ activist, Henry Tse has extensive experience in sharing stories from the LGBT+ community both locally in Hong Kong and overseas. In 2020, he founded an NGO called Transgender Equality Hong Kong which campaigns on a range of trans rights issues, having a particular focus on supporting disadvantaged groups such as ethnic minorities and people with disabilities. Henry leverages his personal story as a vehicle to push for gender recognition legislation. Henry is the 2018 Community Business Transgender Inclusion Champion, a 2023 TIME Next Generation Leader, and a 2023 Tatler Gen.T Honouree. In 2020, he received the Pam Baker Human Rights Scholarship of LLM (Human Rights) Programme at the University of Hong Kong.

Jen Lam

Storytelling Actor
This passionate exploration of the human experience challenges us to embrace our “inner Drama Queen” or “Drama King” and unleash the authentic storytellers within. Jen Lam is an actor, writer and director. She studied Theatre and Arts in the US and Australia before completing her MA in Arts and Cultural Enterprise at Central Saint Martins, London. Jen’s portfolio includes the Woman Solo Series “A Diary Of A Girl’s Happiness” (8th run), “Call Me If You Love Me”, “11520”, “My First Bra Talks”, “See You When I See You” and “Table for Two”. Jen has also participated in “An Invitation: On Empty Theatre”, co-presented by Freespace, West Kowloon and Edward Lam Dance Theatre, and co-produced a woman solo translated work “Girls and Boys”. In 2022, the International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong) nominated her for the Performer of the Year award.

Laurena Law

Dr Laurena Law is a medical doctor who has worked in Hong Kong and Australia, focusing on women’s health through menopause and midlife. She has also worked as a fitness professional and an athlete representing Hong Kong in Muay Thai Fitness and has competed in the Hong Kong Powerlifting Championship, placing first in her bench press category. She is a dog lover, health blogger and co-founder of Choy Sum Health Clinic, where she and her husband combine spirituality with science for healthy longevity. By utilising health technology and lifestyle medicine, she empowers her patients to take a proactive, precise and personalised approach to optimal health and resilience.

Maaike Steinebach

Femtech CEO
Maaike is on a mission to improve Women’s Health in Asia and believes technology is here to accelerate this. After 25 years in financial services and technology, most recently as CEO of Visa Hong Kong & Macau, Maaike joined FemTech Association Asia as co-CEO to build the first membership-based femtech industry network and advisory in Asia. Maaike is an advisor and investor to a number of sextech start-ups, including Sextech School, an immersive course into the sextech industry, and Nancy, Asia’s first pleasure platform for women between the ages of 18 and 35 with limited to no sexual education or experience. She is also an advisor to Hong Kong’s period care provider LUÜNA Naturals, and digital employee engagement platform MixCare Health. Maaike enjoys connecting people and building communities; she is one of the founders of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong and Women In Tech Hong Kong, set up to ensure more visibility and participation of women in the tech space.

Natalie Chung

Conservation Activist
Serving at the Council for Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Development and the Green Tech Fund Assessment Committee of the Hong Kong Government, Natalie is accelerating carbon neutrality through research informing policies in Hong Kong and mainland China. In 2021, Natalie was recognized by the Japan Times and Eco-Business as one of the most impactful youth climate leaders driving change in Asia. In 2023, she was elected as the only Hong Kong representative on the Dr Sylvia Earle Antarctic Climate Expedition, advocating for climate policies at the intersection of ocean conservation alongside 110 renowned marine biologists, climate researchers and policymakers.

Sacha Yasumoto

Urban Explorer
Sacha Yasumoto, an accomplished interior designer, philanthropist, adventurer, and mother, found an unexpected passion during the COVID-19 pandemic embarking on urban explorations of her beloved city, Hong Kong. Led to remarkable discoveries, she has confronted unanticipated fears as she chronicled the city’s deserted and abandoned sites. Sacha’s journey turned into a mission to raise awareness for structures at risk of being lost to urban development. Her photos serve as a preservation effort, capturing and piecing together the stories of these iconic buildings while also being captivated by the poignant personal belongings and snapshots of life left behind.

Septime Webre

Director of the Hong Kong Ballet
Septime Webre is an internationally recognised ballet director, choreographer, educator and advocate. He joined the Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) as its Artistic Director in July 2017 after 17 years as Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet (US) and 6 years as Artistic Director for the American Repertory Ballet in Princeton (US). Much sought-after as a choreographer, Septime’s works appear in the repertoires of ballet companies globally; his latest creations for HKB, Romeo + Juliet, set in 1960s Hong Kong, and The Nutcracker, set in Hong Kong in 1915, world-premiered in June 2021 and December 2021 respectively. The latter work also won him Outstanding Choreography at the 2022 Hong Kong Dance Awards.

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