About
- A Pioneering Platform to Ignite Changes -
WPF, an international forum created in China that focuses on women power, aims to establish a global platform where world leaders from different sectors come together to facilitate women empowerment in an annual rendezvous to catalyze women-driven social innovation, share game-changing ideas, and craft opportunities for positive change through international exchange and cooperation, thereby creating a constructive milieu where women’s voices are heard and heeded.


WPF is organised by the Hong Kong Federation of Women, with the support of its co-organiser, the Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Association.
Organisers
Hong Kong Federation of Women
Organiser
The Hong Kong Federation of Women was founded in 1993 by Dr. Peggy Lam, G.B.S., O.B.E., J.P. and 10 prominent women leaders. Enshrined in the Federation’s fundamental values are the objectives of uniting women, from all communities, in affairs that affect Hong Kong, and in advocating for the of rights of women, everywhere.

This initiative has evolved to become a powerful network with a total membership of more than 100,000 people whose influence covers every aspect of our communities. The Federation’s members all share a desire to campaign for greater opportunity in professional life and to promote greater public health services for women.

The Federation enjoys Consultative Status granted by the United Nations Economic and Social Council. This is the highest status granted by the United Nations to any non-governmental organisations.
Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneurs Association
Co-organiser
Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Association, established in 2012, is one of the first chambers of commerce in Hong Kong to unite women entrepreneurs, dedicated to expanding the business network and platform in Hong Kong and Greater China for its members. The Association also leverages its position to convey members’ opinions to Hong Kong Government regarding local economic and business policies. Currently, the Association serves more than 7,000 members.

Subsequently, the Association has set up a Charitable Foundation to encourage women entrepreneurship through education, training, nurturing and empowering women in Greater China. The Charitable Foundation offers flagship scholarship, mentorship and internship programs for outstanding female students with entrepreneurial spirit. In pursuit of its mission and goal, the Association is proud to co-organise the Women Power Forum so as to inspire lifelong learning and boost an era of elite women.
Supporting Unit
Organising Commitee

Honorary Advisors
DR. THE HON. LEUNG CHUN-YING
G.B.M., G.B.S., J.P.
The Hon. Mrs Laura CHA SHIH May-lung
G.B.M., G.B.S., J.P.
DR. THE HON. MRS. RITA FAN
G.B.M., G.B.S., J.P
DR. THE HON. MS. ELSIE LEUNG
G.B.M., J.P.
MR. RONNIE C. CHAN
G.B.M.
DR. PEGGY LAM
G.B.S., O.B.E., J.P.
Honorary Chairperson
DR. ANNIE WU
S.B.S., J.P.
Chairperson
MS. PANSY HO
J.P.
Vice-Chairperson
DR. SOPHIA KAO
G.B.S., J.P.
DR. MAGGIE KOONG
B.B.S. J.P.
MS. CAROL YAU
MS. MARIANA LAM
DR. THE HON. LEUNG CHUN-YING
G.B.M., G.B.S., J.P.
Honorary Advisor of Women Power Forum
HONG KONG, CHINA
Equal rights, Equal opportunities.
The Hon. Mrs Laura CHA SHIH May-lung
G.B.M., G.B.S., J.P.
Honorary Advisor of Women Power Forum
HONG KONG, CHINA
DR. THE HON. MRS. RITA FAN
G.B.M., G.B.S., J.P
Honorary Advisor of Women Power Forum
HONG KONG, CHINA
Women of the World; Aim for World Peace;
Work for everyone's happiness.
DR. THE HON. MS. ELSIE LEUNG
G.B.M., J.P.
Honorary Advisor of Women Power Forum
HONG KONG, CHINA
Equality of Men & Women requires a cultural change.
MR. RONNIE C. CHAN
G.B.M.
Honorary Advisor of Women Power Forum
HONG KONG, CHINA
We all came from women, learn from women, work with women, and live with women.
DR. PEGGY LAM
G.B.S., O.B.E., J.P.
Honorary Advisor of Women Power Forum
HONG KONG, CHINA
DR. ANNIE WU
S.B.S., J.P.
Honorary Chairperson of Women Power Forum
HONG KONG, CHINA
Sky is not the limit.
In 1980, Annie Wu joined her father, Dr James T Wu in establishing the Beijing Air Catering Company Ltd, the first joint venture (001) between Hong Kong and Mainland China through the cooperation between the Civil Aviation Administration of China and Hong Kong Beijing Air Catering Ltd. Witnessing the 40th Anniversary of Reform and Opening up Policy of China, she is currently Honorary Chairman of the Beijing Air Catering Company Ltd.

She is actively involved in promoting global business, advancing the cause of women’s issues, as well as training and education for youth both in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Annie Wu served on various advisory bodies including Standing Member of the 10th, 11th and 12th term of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Her successful career and contributions to community services have won her various awards for excellence.
MS. PANSY HO
J.P.
Chairperson of Women Power Forum
HONG KONG, CHINA
Raising women's voice, unleashing women's potential.
Ms. Pansy Ho, Chairperson of Hong Kong Federation of Women and Chairperson of Women Power Forum, is the Group Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Shun Tak Holdings Limited, Co-Chairperson and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited. She also holds a respectable number of executive roles in various entities in Hong Kong and Macau.

Outside of the boardroom, Ms. Ho serves on a host of social and public services, including being a Standing Committee Member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Beijing, Executive Committee Member of All-China Women’s Federation, Vice President of China Chamber of Tourism and China Women’s Chamber of Commerce under All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce, Vice President of China Association of Women Entrepreneurs, Vice President of Hong Kong Beijing Association, President of Beijing-Macau Economic and Cultural Exchange Promotion Association, Vice President of Macao Chamber of Commerce, Founder and Chairperson of Global Tourism Economy Research Centre. Leveraging her own resources and networks, Ms. Ho forged the establishment of high-level platforms for arts and cultural exchange and tourism development. With a special passion for women and youth empowerment, she is committed to nurturing and inspiringthe younger generation, especially fellow females, through various training and exchange programs to unleash their potentials for the contribution to the development of the region, China and the world.

For her outstanding contribution to public services and the promotion of global tourism, art and cultural exchanges and development , Ms. Ho has received numerous awards and recognitions including the Beijing Overseas Chinese Jing Hua Award by the Beijing Municipal Government, Chevalier de I’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur by the Government of France, and Grande Ufficiale dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia by the Government of Italy, a Justice of the Peace by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Tourism Ambassador of the United Nation's World Tourism Organization.
DR. SOPHIA KAO
G.B.S., J.P.
Vice Chairperson of Women Power Forum
HONG KONG, CHINA
DR. MAGGIE KOONG
B.B.S. J.P.
Vice Chairperson of Women Power Forum
HONG KONG, CHINA
MS. CAROL YAU
Vice Chairperson of Women Power Forum
HONG KONG, CHINA
Bold and fearless, together we unveil a new era.
Carol Yau, CEO of Brilliant Group and Permanent Honorary President of Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Association (GBWEA), has more than 25 years’ experience in finance. Since joining Brilliant Group in 2016, she has launched 10 new businesses to implement one-stop service for clients. The services range from insurance, wealth management, IT, precious metals trading, healthcare, education, overseas immigration, virtual shopping, travel agency and F&B.

Carol has also dedicated herself to philanthropy supporting various NGOs and charities. As the Chairperson of TREATS and GBWEA Charitable Foundation, she is devoted to social inclusion and training, mentoring and nurturing women through education. It is her belief that women will be empowered to embrace constant change and overcome all upcoming challenges.
MS. MARIANA LAM
Vice Chairperson of Women Power Forum
HONG KONG, CHINA
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