Hong Kong Women Professionals & Entrepreneurs Association
# hongkong women association
- Hong Kong, China
- Ms Elsie Leung, JP
- (852) 2882 2555
- (852) 2882 4673
|about 160 members
|The Hong Kong Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs Association (HKWPEA) was established as a non-profit organization in September 1996 by a group of local women professionals and entrepreneurs. They are women professionals, business executives and entrepreneurs who have come together with the following objectives: to develop a strong support network, to create practical and innovative learning and business opportunities for themselves and for others, to promote high professional standards. Based in Hong Kong, the Association reaches out and establishes relationship with counterparts in Mainland China and abroad. Ranking high on the Association’s agenda is timely response to the consultation papers of the HKSAR Government on various policy issues.
|Over the years, HKWPEA has launched a number of meaningful programs and organized an impressive array of activities. Among the more notable programs are:
Outstanding Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs Award—a tri-annual event which honors and celebrates the achievements of women in Hong Kong. The award recognizes women who have made significant contribution to their professions, Hong Kong's business environment and society. Six outstanding female high achievers were recognized respectively in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008 and 2014; while five were recognized in 2017.
Business Start-up Assistance Scheme for Women
(婦女創業支援計劃),—a social service project to help less fortunate and unemployed women create self-employment by starting their own businesses. Launched in 2002, the Scheme is in its 2nd Phase where the emphasis is on starting cooperative businesses (婦女合作創業計劃).
Experience Sharing Seminar Series: “Practical Aspects of Doing Business in China”
(中國商管實戰經驗分享研討會系列)—an annual series, launched in 2003, covers a wide range of topics presented by business leaders who have accumulated a wealth of hands-on experience in China. A total of over 900 participants have attended these seminars.
Successful Women Stories – Experience Sharing (婦女成功的天空) –
Since 2005, the Association every year has been organizing a series of public forum by inviting prominent women in town to share their successful stories and their experience with the public.