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WiFA's 2020 MMP Programme - Deadline Extended to 7 December for Mentors

We are currently inviting Mentor applications for the 2020 cohort of the WiFA MMP (Mentor-Mentee Programme). 
The Programme is open to everyone, regardless of age or gender, but we need more Mentors to help guide the registered Mentees.
So if the following applies to you, please get in touch.
  • A minimum of 15 years of relevant working experience in Financial Services
  • Previous experience as a mentor is preferred, however, if you have been a Mentee in the MMP programme and would like to be a mentor, this will also be considered

Please click on the link below to see more details, register, and download the Application Form.
MMP 2020
WiFA Reports
Fashion & Finance Event

On 28 November, Standard Chartered hosted WiFA's Fashion & Finance event. This fascinating event was held in their new Lab, which proved the perfect location for a deep dialogue on sustainable fashion.

Thank you to our panel: Catherine Chen, Founder and Managing Partner, and Ron Chiong, Managing Partner, of AvantFaire Investment Management; Karen Ho, Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability at WWF-Hong Kong; Mariana Kou, Head of China Education & HK Consumer at CLSA; Kay Liu, Education Director of Redress; Jennifer Tam of Chicks Lifestyle; Kay Wong, Creative Director of Fashion Clinic and Tomorrow by Daydream Nation; and our WiFA organizer, Benedicte Nolens.
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Crossroads Foundation - No Go Christmas Gala
18 December

Crossroads Foundation invite you to NOT attend their Gala! BUT, they still need your help. This is an event which nobody attends! People still make a gift to the organisation but enjoy a quiet night at home.

"This is, traditionally, Gala time in Hong Kong. It’s also, though, a time of heartbreak in our beloved city. So we somehow didn’t feel right inviting you to a festive gala. Nor might it be safe for you. That said, Crossroads is still serving each day and we would dearly love to receive the Christmas ‘gift’ you would have given at a gala. Truth told, with recent unrest, this year sees us in particular need, so we would dearly love the gift you might otherwise have given."
No Go Donation
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S&P Global and Stanford GSB Chapter of Hong Kong
3rd Annual Financial Forum 2020
Opportunities and Risks in Today's Global Digital Environment
16 January 2020
Many industries are ripe for disruption given the pace of innovation that is taking place. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from Asian business leaders about important digital developments that are altering market dynamics.

Two keynote speakers kick off the event. Nick Yang, Secretary for Innovation & Technology of Hong Kong, will set the stage. He is responsible for expediting the development of innovation, technology, and related industries in Hong Kong. He will be followed by Dr. Shaun Roache, Chief Economist at S&P Global Ratings.

Follow-on discussions will include a look at Healthcare in the digital age and the resulting M&A activity in Asia, cybersecurity challenges and learnings, digital asset firms and their cryptocurrency strategies, and the outlook for the online gaming industry.
This highly-attended annual event is free of charge. Be sure to register early to secure your seat. 
Oliver Wyman Women in Financial Services Report

The latest edition of the report has found that the industry is finally making progress on gender diversity in the workforce. Mindsets are shifting and, as a result of hard work and commitment, progress is beginning to be reflected in the numbers. But that progress – 20% representation of women on executive committees and 23% on boards – is not enough. There is still a long way to go to create an industry in which women have equal access to opportunity and positive outcomes.

What got us to where we are today will not get us to our ultimate destination. So their report sets out to answer: what will deliver the next wave of change in gender diversity as we enter a new decade? Read the full report online, or download a copy, at the link below.
Women in FS
FLEXImums Job Listing: US Tax Accountant
A boutique Tax consultancy firm is looking for a senior US Tax accountant who can prepare complicated returns as well as review tax returns. 

Flexibility can be discussed. They offer good work-life balance.
Join the WiFA Café, Powered by Ten Thousand Coffees

Did you know that thanks to the WiFA Café, you can connect with fellow industry members to share knowledge, career advice and uncover new opportunities through networking and mentoring?
The WiFA Café is our Association’s online platform for connecting with fellow members across Women in Finance Asia, all over casual coffee chats!
Join us in the WiFA Café to receive a monthly automatic email matching you with a new member based on your shared interests and goals. From your email account, you can reply to set up a time to chat either in-person or virtually that works for both of you.
To join the WiFA Café, click “Opt In” below, and an invite email will be sent to you, enabling you to create a profile in only a few minutes.
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Wishing all our members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you at our events in 2020.
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