Bonnie So is our newly appointed co-Chair for WiFA 2020.

Tell us a bit about yourself

I was born in Hong Kong, spent most of my childhood and my early career in the UK before moving back Hong Kong in 2006. I enjoys problem solving, cycling and playing the saxophone. I thrive on understanding and nurturing interactions between people. I am also a mother of three young children (one girl and two boys).

In my current role at Morgan Stanley, I am part of the Technology team responsible for implementing and building controls and solutions for the firm’s cybersecurity program. I also lead the Morgan Stanley Women in Technology (WIT) Network for Hong Kong.

What are your goals for WiFA in 2020?

Our theme of the year is #CreatingTheWorkforceOfTheFuture with a focus on #innovation and #resilience. WiFA is crafting out new ideas, revamp existing flagship events with creative delivery formats (including WiFA’s first virtual events) and increasing online presence to improve engagement – these are our major goals. I look forward to contributing to as these topics as they are close to my heart. It is going to be an exciting year!

Tell us one thing that is important for #CreatingTheWorkforceOfTheFuture

Be #Agile. Things became more complicated with the outbreak of coronavirus in Hong Kong and globally, it is important that we maintain routines, be aware that schedules could be modified to adopt the “new” norm, and swap in new ways to do old things!

What advice would you give to women who want to #Lead?

Go for it!

Start with something small, work on your skills and passion. Be among with people who will support you. Be aware that things don’t always work out as they plan, learn from it and move on. When you get a seat at the table, give back and support others.

Tell us one unexpected/ fun fact about you.

I am a certified Level 7 English Football Referee. I used to be the only female referees for U14 and U17 local league in East London between 2002-2005.