WEC members enjoyed a visit to the HKTDC Simply Shopping Fest on 29 July, where they learnt about the different types of pearls at a presentation by a gemologist from GIA Hong Kong. She also introduced the “GIA 7 Pearl Value Factors” classification system, so members can assess and appreciate pearls in future.
The visitors then enjoyed a thematic guided tour of the different zones at the festival, followed by some time to visit the exhibitors and stalls together.
Three experts from the education sector joined WEC Chairman Nikki Ng for a webinar on 6 May. Renee Boey, Founder and Head of School at Bloom KKCA Academy; Lydia Chan, Deputy CEO of Yew Chung Education Foundation; and Jennifer Ma, Founder and Managing Partner at ARCH Education, shared their insights on different teaching methods and some of the innovative ways to enhance children’s development. The panel also discussed how the pandemic has led to the emergence of new learning formats that has created new opportunities within the education industry.
Rachel Lord, Chair and Head of Asia Pacific of BlackRock, shared her experience of working in the financial sector at a WEC webinar on 22 February.
Speaking to WEC Chairman Nikki Ng, Lord discussed her career history, including her decision to move from being an investment banker as Global Head of Corporate Equity Derivatives at Citi to an asset manager as the EMEA Head of iShares at BlackRock. She shared some advice to new female entrants in the finance industry, encouraging them to proactively ask questions and get themselves involved in different projects.
The discussion also covered topics such as the challenges and opportunities of ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing and the progress of diversity and Inclusion in the financial sector.