08 March 2018
Press for Progress connotes the global push for female empowerment in areas including education, workplace and even parenthood. As a world citizen, as an employer, and as a parent, I think that although the positive shift to gender equality is long overdue, I remain hopeful the next generation of women will obtain higher levels of confidence and achievement, and equal compensation.
Although The World Economic Forum’s 2017 index did not paint a rosy picture for Hong Kong, our government and progressive culture are conducive to taper the gender gap. Using myself as an example, I am one of many professional women who gained directorship without roadblocks. As a matter of fact out of the Big 4 firms in Hong Kong, two are currently headed by female leaders. In this city of ours which is often regarded as one of the easiest places globally to establish a business, 45% of businesses are female-owned. These examples help demonstrate that in Hong Kong hard work and dedication does allow for equal opportunities and advancement in the business world.
If I could give sage advice to my 20 year-old self, it is just be confident in yourself. Focus at work, respect others and believe in team work, and conduct reviews to learn a better way for better results. At the same time, get a balance of attention to your daily life. Family, knowledge and good health are most important elements leading you to success. Girls, word hard and good luck!