Changemaker Community Series: Chat with Women Changemakers

Tue May 14 2024 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

ESG Innovation Lab | Hong Kong

ESG Innovation Lab, Girls Be Change
Publisher/HostESG Innovation Lab, Girls Be Change
Changemaker Community Series: Chat with Women Changemakers
An evening to chat with women changemakers about womanhood and motherhood over a happy-hour drink!
About this Event

A safe place for women changemakers (and aspiring women changemakers) to meet one another;

A small-scale gathering where you can actually have intentional conversations with everyone;

A community you show up and participate equally as an agent of change;

A space to exchange stories and find inspirations to bring collective impact;

A tribe you can come back to every month as your support network and build authentic friendship.

This is what this gathering is about. For women changemakers.

This May, we are diving into the conversations about womanhood and motherhood - what a huge topic to discuss in just one night, I know! Exploring and deciding your own definition of womanhood is inevitable as part of the journey as a woman. And as a woman changemaker, how does that influence your impact journey? Let's talk about it on May 14 evening, shall we?

Carmen (Girls Be Change) and Dorothy (Dream Impact) are inviting all women changemakers who are mothers/ want to be mothers/ choose not to mothers/ are still figuring it out/ everything in between, to join us in this gathering of intentional conversations. It is a place without judgement, only questions and discussions.

It will be an interesting evening where our co-organizers, Carmen and Dorothy, are women changemakers without any kid, whilst our cohost Lena is a mother of two and founded Momtrepreneurs that empowers mothers to continue having their venture, and Patricia is a single mom of a five-years old girl and co-founded Impact Circles that connects social innovators, non-profits, funders and policymakers.

What is this Changemaker Community Series about?

The idea of the changemaker gathering series started when Dorothy (Dream Impact) and Carmen (Girls Be Change) met last year, questioning and envisioning what an ideal community is and why we need to gather (so desperately). We need a safe place among women changemakers to have organic meetups, intentional conversations and idea exchange with social ease, find inspirations and encouragement from each other, and build authentic friendships and support networks. It is a gathering where everyone shows up as an equal participant, questioning and chatting. No panel. No presentation. No speech. Just intentional conversations.

This gathering is open only to women changemakers (and aspiring women changemakers).

Fee: Free for ESG Innovation Lab Members or Dream Impact Resident Partner/ HKD50 for Dream Impact Non-resident Parnters/ HKD100 for non-members

Ticket includes: Entry to the event, alcoholic & non-alcoholic refreshment

Language: Mainly English, Cantonese

Tickets are non-refundable.


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Carmen Chan | Girls Be Change

Carmen is a people-driven entrepreneur. Since the age of 25, she has been running her own ventures, including her namesake jewelry brand, Carmen Chan Jewelry; creative agency, Studio C; and lately, her new social business, Girls Be Change.

Carmen Chan Jewelry celebrates the beauty of imperfection through jewelry and accessory design. Carmen was awarded as the finalist of Lane Crawford Calling Out For the Next New 2015 and highlighted in Facebook #SheMeansBusiness in 2016. Studio C is a creative agency that provides public relations, marketing, and design services with clients from a variety of backgrounds, including Taylor Swift, Marriott International, Hang Lung Properties, Hong Kong Design Centre, Affordable Art Fair, The University of Hong Kong and more.

Girls Be Change is a social business that enables and empowers girls and women to be changemakers and explorers of their worlds. Carmen spent years understanding the pain points and struggles of underserved women and refugees from East Africa and Southeast Asia, and finally decided to transform her expertise in problem solving throughout her journey of entrepreneurship into this new venture with the goal to eradicate gender inequality collectively.


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Dorothy Lam | Dream Impact, ESG Innovation Lab

With a multi-dimensional background and experience in emerging technology, social innovation and arts in New York City, Hong Kong, Berlin & Abu Dhabi, Dorothy integrates various disciplines of wellness, resilience and innovation of how businesses can integrate community-driven and human-centric solutions to solve today’s pressing social issues. Having successfully built a network of 160+ social startups, NGOs, universities, impact investors and corporates to work on cross-sector collaborations, through a co-working and events collaboration hub, ESG & impact solutions advisory, and impact capital services. Dream Impact is the leading impact ecosystem builder in Hong Kong.



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Lena Wong | Momtrepreneurs

Lena brings with her a combined experience in finance and social impact. Graduated from Simon Fraser University, Canada with her BBA in Finance and Marketing, she started her career as a financial analyst in Hong Kong. Following that she served in number of asset management firms specialising in serving HNWI and institutional clients then she further herself by obtaining the qualification as a CFA charterholder.

With the arrival of her first child, Lena decided to invest the first few years focusing in the family and eventually landed herself into the social innovation space by founding Hong Kong Momtrepreneurs, a non profit organisation empowers mothers to continue having their venture. Alongside her consultancy business, she is also leading the pre career initiatives for 100 Women in Finance in Hong Kong.

Passionate about UNSDGs and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Lena serves as advisor to various social innovation competitions and programs with organisations such as JCI, Good Seeds and AIESEC.

A mother of two girls, Lena is passionate to build a more empathic world with more gratitude for our next generation. In her leisure time, she enjoys having a sip of coffee or wine with friends and eager to learn.


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Patricia Slawinska | Impact Circles

Patricia is the co-director of Impact Circles. With over 15 years of experience in the corporate and startup world in Asia Pacific and Europe, Patricia has a deep understanding for organizational alignment, ESG, and data driven measurements for business growth. As a design thinking practitioner and training facilitator for over a decade she believes in empowering individuals to create an inspiring culture of collaboration, equity and inclusion. Patricia is a proud mom of a 5-years old girl.



Event Venue & Nearby Stays

ESG Innovation Lab, 28/F, 28 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong


HKD 0.00 to HKD 100.00

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