What is your current role, and your connection with WiFA?
I am currently the Head of Investment Services for Asia for Privium Fund Management a professional services organization that provides regulated investment solutions for fund managers. I am also the Chair for Asia for Help for Children, a global foundation that works closely with the alternative funds industry to help prevent and treat child abuse.
Why and how do you support WIFA? Which year were you leading WiFA?
I was the co-chair of WIFA networking committee from 2018 to 2019. Through WIFA, I have made some great professional and personal relationships which have supported me immensely in my journey in Hong Kong. Furthermore, the panel and workshops that WIFA organizes helps to equip professionals with skills to help them advance in their career.
What accomplishment you are most proud of in shifting the gender diversity/ empowering women in achieving their full professional potentials?
During my tenure as co-chair in the networking committee, we organized a panel on the art of negotiation to share on how to effectively negotiate in the workplace. It has not been a topic that has been as openly discussed but it turned out to be a successful panel with a full house attendance, even with the pouring rain!
Tell us one thing that is important for #CreatingTheWorkforceOfTheFuture
Given the recent events that have happened in Hong Kong and globally, it is important that we as an individual or an organization think digital first. The way we will communicate and do business with each other will go through continuous change as technology continues to take center stage in our lives. We need to proactively seek ways to embed technology driven processes into our workplaces and daily life.
What advice would you give to women who want to advance their career?
We should not be afraid to take on opportunities even if we are not fully prepared for it, I am a firm believer in the quote by Richard Branson –“If someone offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!” We need to constantly push ourselves out of our comfort zone and at the same time improve ourselves by staying relevant in an ever-changing technology driven world.