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The Women's Foundation

Research shows that women in Hong Kong make 22 per cent less than their male colleagues and hold only 13 per cent of company director positions on Hang Seng Index-listed boards

The Women’s Foundation was established in 2004 to challenge gender stereotypes, increase the number of women in leadership positions and empower women in poverty to lead better lives.

The foundation’s projects for women and girls all fall under these three overarching aims, ranging from programmes inspiring underprivileged junior secondary school students to pursue STEM subjects, to financial literacy and employability training for groups of marginalised women.

The foundation also runs more than 100 events a year, from panels and workshops to fundraisers. The Women’s Foundation works with NGOs, corporations, government organisations and schools; some of its affiliates include the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, WiseGiving and the Women’s Funding Network.

Several powerful businesswomen back the Women’s Foundation, among them Irene Lee and Christina Gaw, the latter of whom sits on the foundation’s board. 

How To Help?

Make a one-off or monthly donation; become an individual fundraiser or have your company, school or organisation collaborate with The Women’s Foundation on an event; host a screening of its documentary, She Objects; or sponsor one of the foundation’s signature events, such as its annual gala dinner or International Women’s Day lunch.

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