HSBC Curates ‘Women in Tech Lounge’ at Hong Kong Fintech Week 2023

HSBC Curates ‘Women in Tech Lounge’ at Hong Kong Fintech Week 2023

by October 31, 2023

The Hong Kong Fintech Week (HKFW) 2023 will feature an inaugural Women in Tech Lounge, curated by HSBC.

The lounge will serve as a unique space for students, senior technology leaders, and entrepreneurs to connect and share experiences.

The goal is to foster meaningful conversations about careers and entrepreneurship in fintech, while emphasising the importance of diversity and inclusion.

The Women in Tech Lounge will be located in the Venture Stage Hall 3DE at the HKFW Main Conference, which will take place on 2-3 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai.

The lounge will kick off on the 2 November at 10:30am with a workshop titled “Bridging the Gender Gap in Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship.”

The panelists include Louisa Zhang, Head of Investments, APAC at HSBC Innovation and Ventures; Cindy Zhang, Investor at Gobi Partners; Fiona Lau, Entrepreneur and Co-founder at Shopline; and Quennie Wong, Director at BPEA EQT.

HSBC has seen a consistent increase in the number of women in senior leadership roles in Hong Kong for four consecutive years since 2019.

In HSBC Hong Kong, women accounted for 38.6% of senior leadership positions as of 31 December 2022, surpassing the global target.

Globally, HSBC aims to achieve a representation of 35% women in senior leadership positions by 2025. In 2022, representation of women in senior leadership increased by 1.6% to reach 33.3%.

Luanne Lim

Luanne Lim

Luanne Lim, Chief Executive at HSBC Hong Kong said,

“To build the workforce we need to succeed today and for the future — and create a more diverse corporate culture — leading employers must make a concerted effort to recruit more women for technology roles.