Emily Woodward becomes the latest female mentor for the Women’s Foundation Hong Kong. The Women’s Foundation is a non-profit organisation, established in 2004 and dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in Hong Kong.
“I am honoured to be participating as a mentor in the 2020/21 The Women’s Foundation Mentoring Programme for Women Leaders. I look forward to sharing this journey with and learning from, a thoroughly inspirational group of women in Hong Kong.”
Emily Woodward, Consultant – Leathwaite The Women’s Foundation: The Women’s Foundation was established in 2004 after a group of like-minded women identified the need for an organisation that would provide a voice for women and girls in Hong Kong.
Their primary objective was to tackle the challenges and inequities that women and girls face across Hong Kong society; a greater likelihood of being poorer and lower-paid, subject to domestic violence, subject to prejudice in many industries, and less likely to achieve senior positions in the workplace or in politics.
The Women’s Foundation was thus launched, modeled on the best such organisations around the world and based on the following key principles: action based on empirical research, dedicated and diverse supporters committed to change, and the support of the private sector for funding and institutional support to engineer change.
Today, The Women’s Foundation is the leading catalyst in Hong Kong for collaborative efforts to support women’s betterment in the community, identifying the issues, implementing solutions and striving for measurable change.