Happy International Women's Day 2020!
In FTAHK, we have been very fortunate to have on our Board, Co-chairs, Team passionate, talented and extremely committed women from different verticals of Financial Technology. Their contribution and effort have played critical roles in building the Association and developing the Fintech Ecosystem in Hong Kong.
On this very special day, we would like to celebrate with our members and partners the achievements of all the incredible women at office, home or anywhere else!
In celebration of IWD, our Board Members expressed how they see Gender Equity and Diversity being embraced and how FTAHK can be a driving force for this important agenda.
“Often people focus on the negative: the lack of diversity. I wish to focus on the bright side: diversity is alive and well in the HKG Fintech scene and also on the FHAHK Board, as the below illustrates! Come join us if you want to be part of it!!”
— Benedicte N. Nolens, Board Member, FTAHK ; Managing Director & CCO, SC Ventures
"We need better representation in Hong Kong of women in startups and better support for female founders. The FTAHK community is here to support female founders and give them access to our amazing community, for funding, networking, knowledge and much more. Each and everyone of us can contribute to equality. But collectively we can make a real difference #EachForEquality"
— Maaike Steinebach, Founding Board Member, FTAHK ; General Manager, VISA Hong Kong & Macau
“To go far, go together. FTAHK, a community with culture and gender diversity, supports each of you to become the catalyst for change and innovation.”
— Veronica Fung, CAMS, Board Member, FTAHK ; Head of Global Markets New Client Onboarding, Vice President, Societe Generale
“Embrace diversity as a strength and a unique way to think outside our box!”
— Karen Contet Farzam, Founding Board Member, FTAHK ; Co-Founder, WHub, AngelHub
“Don’t be defeated because you are the minority in the room. Be a part to drive the diversity!”
— Amanda Tung, Founding Board Member, FTAHK ; Senior Manager, Partnership, ZA
“Some say that ‘showing up is half the battle’ – in my mind, diversity and equality is not a battle but more of a bad habit built over time. Habits are what we choose them to be, so let’s actively make the right choice. The FTAHK has made the choice for Hong Kong fintech, will you join us and ‘show up’ too!”
— Jessica Lam, Board Member, FTAHK ; Group Head of Strategy, WeLab