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Theme: A Fractal of Perspectives

This event occurred on
April 14, 2024
1:00pm - 5:30pm HKT
(UTC +8hrs)
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hong Kong

In an age of curiosity and wonder, it is of utmost importance for youth to engage with a multitude of perspectives. Perhaps our curiosity drives us to explore and acquire random and niche knowledge; however it is that curiosity that ignites our passion to grow as knowers, and engage with the outer world. This TEDx talk is designed for our predominantly youth audience that consists of students from over 90 nationalities across all corners of the world to be exposed to a wide variety of talks that will spark critical and creative thinking, and develop new passions!

Li Po Chun United World Colleges
10 Lok Wo Sha Lane
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 0000
Hong Kong
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Carol Szeto

CEO of Save the Children Hong Kong
Carol Szeto is the CEO of Save the Children Hong Kong, an international NGO focused on child health, education and protection. Prior to this role, Carol managed public-private partnerships in South Asia as a Senior Country Manager at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Carol’s previous experience also includes strategy and policy development at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, marketing at Pfizer, management consulting at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, and engineering at Merck & Company. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance from New York University.

Chloe Brooke

Student Speaker at Li Po Chun United World College
Chloe Brooke was born in the Philippines and currently lives in Hong Kong. Being ethnically Filipino, Chinese, and British has fostered her curiosity for the world's cultural diversity. In LPC, Chloe is a Peer Supporter who listens to and supports her fellow students. She is also a leader in Working with Domestic Workers and African Drumming. Chloe is a lupus advocate and educates those around her through conversations and events. Her free-spirited personality stems from her theatrical background, as she has performed in Shouson theatre, participated in Arts In The Park, and written spoken word about climate change for HKYAF. Chloe is passionate about creating content for her Instagram (@ochloi) and her YouTube channel (Chloe Brooke). She never misses an opportunity to express herself or to crack a dad joke.

Dholeeh Ann Hidalgo

Migrant Domestic Worker, Photographer and Educator
Leeh Ann is a migrant domestic worker, photographer and educator living in Hong Kong. Originally from the Philippines, Leeh Ann holds a BS in Biology and worked as a high school teacher and private tutor before coming to Hong Kong in 2013. In Hong Kong, Leeh Ann picked up photography to cope with and combat being pigeon-holed as a domestic worker. She is an active member, mentor and programme officer at Lensational, a nonprofit that empowers women through photography and organizes workshops for other domestic workers. She is a 2019 Resolve Foundation Fellow from the cohort on “Ending Gender-Based Violence Together: Lifting the silence, shifting the power”. She is also an ambassador of Pathfinders and has done some collaborative works with other organizations working with MDWs. She has been featured in The Way We Are by the Equal Opportunities Commission and URBAN 2020 Photo Awards (in Italy). In her free time, she also writes but most of the time, she roams the city with her camera.

Doug Woodring

Founder of Ocean Recovery Alliance
Doug is the Founder and Managing Director of Ocean Recovery Alliance, a non-profit organization which is focused on bringing together innovative solutions, technology, collaborations and policy to create positive improvements for the health of the ocean. Two of its global programs were launched at the Clinton Global Initiative, including the first plastic footprinting methodology in the world, the PDP, in 2010. In 2018 he was awarded the Prince’s Prize for Innovative Philanthropy in Monaco. In November 2023, he was asked to speak at the UN Plastic Treaty negotiations, which are still ongoing through 2024. As an environmental entrepreneur, Doug also founded ran the Plasticity Forum in 14 global cities on innovations for plastic in its second-life, is a UN Climate Hero, a Google Earth Hero, and has worked with both UN Environment and the World Bank on plastic pollution issues.

Dr. Bertie Wai

Clinical psychologist and psychotherapist
Dr Bertie Wai is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist at Beautiful Mind Family and Therapy Services in Hong Kong, where she provides psychoanalytic psychotherapy for children, teens, adults and couples. One of the benefits of working in Hong Kong is that her international, cross-cultural practice provides fruitful grist for the thinking mill. She turns her psychoanalytic musings on psychological phenomena into writings and talks, hoping to encourage thoughtful reflections on attitudes and practices. Her topic of The Myth of Mental Illness is the fruit of one of those musings. Bertie Wai was the recipient of the 2019-2020 IRC Scholar Award, from the International Relations Committee (IRC) of the Division of Psychoanalysis (Div. 39) of American Psychological Association.

Florence de Changy

Journalist and Author of "The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of MH370"
Florence de Changy has been a foreign correspondent for Le Monde and RFI in Asia-Pacific for the last 30 + years. Before her posting in Hong Kong in 2007, she worked in Taiwan, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia. She also went on numerous assignments throughout the region from Antarctica, the Kingdom of Tonga, Myanmar, Philippines, Indonesia etc. Since 2014, she has been investigated the loss of flight MH370 and published The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of MH370 (HarperCollins 2021). Florence was the President of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club (2017-2019) and was awarded the French Ordre National du Mérite for Services to journalism in 2018.

Joyce Fung

Founder of MenstruAction and Co-founder of Free Periods Hong Kong
Joyce Fung is an MPhil graduate of Social Sciences from the University of Hong Kong (2021) and the founder of MenstruAction, an initiative dedicated to promoting menstrual health and equity. Understanding how menstruation is deeply intertwined with issues of public health, gender equality, and social justice, she strives to raise awareness of menstrual health and related issues and challenge menstrual taboos. Through her organisation, she has organised film screenings, seminars, visual art competitions, and exhibitions to raise awareness about menstrual health and related issues. In 2019, she co-founded Free Periods Hong Kong, the only charity in Hong Kong that focuses on addressing period poverty and improving the menstrual experiences of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including low-income groups and people with disabilities. She believes that every menstrual cycle should be barrier-free.

Liam Mak

Co-founder and Director of Quarks
Liam Mak (he/they) is a 22-year-old pan-demisexual transgender man, a student, and the co-founder and director of Quarks, an organization dedicated to supporting transgender youth in Hong Kong. With a vision of creating a gender-inclusive society where transgender youth can thrive, Quarks is the first registered organization in Hong Kong specifically targeting this demographic. Liam began advocating in 2018 to increase visibility and support for transgender youth. Through his work with Quarks and personal advocacy efforts, Liam strives to make a meaningful impact in advancing the rights and well-being of transgender youth, guided by a steadfast commitment to inclusivity.

Reena Bhojwani

Author at Inspired Muse!
Reena Bhojwani is a born storyteller. She has been a member of the HKWC since 2010 and has published at least 14 short stories in their annual anthologies. She has been a creative writing teacher for over 13 years, teaching children the beautiful art and craft of creating fiction. She is also the winner of the 2018 Peel Street Poets Poetry Slam competition. She is currently working on a middle grade novel.

Sadie Kaye

Writer, Performer and Mental health advocate
Sadie Kaye is a writer, performer and filmmaker. After more than a decade working in television in London, Sadie returned to Hong Kong. She’s made quirky little podcasts, offbeat docs and humorous slots for RTHK Radio 3, including ‘Bipolar Express’, ‘Mental Ideas’ and her humour column ‘Sharp Pains’. She’s written humour and ‘think’ pieces about mental health for Hong Kong publications and contributed short stories and poetry to anthologies published by the Hong Kong Writers Circle, Women in Publishing Society and Proverse Publishing. She is the founder of Bipolar Hong Kong and an ambassador for Mind HK.

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