Women in Innovation and Technology Series - Telecommunication
Anna Yip, Executive Director and CEO of SmarTone, discussed her working life with WEC Chairman Nikki Ng at webinar on 6 April. She introduced SmarTone’s recent development of the 5G network and its potential impact on different industries in the near future. Yip advised young people who are interested in starting their own technology business to gain some experience at established companies first to help them understand how business decisions are made in a well-structured organization.
From a personal perspective, Yip also shared how she handled stress as a working mother and the head of a large telecoms company. She added that one of the ways she supported inclusion when she joined SmarTone in 2016 was by setting up nursing rooms, a facility that had been available at her previous employer, McKinsey & Company.