JULY 1, 2020, NEW YORK, 100 Women in Finance (“100WF”), a global finance industry organization, announces the naming of Lena Wong as its Coordinator of Pre-Career Initiatives in Hong Kong.
In this new position, Ms. Wong will design and execute a strategy to fulfill 100WF’s objective to introduce pre-career young women in Hong Kong to career opportunities in the finance industry. She will also identify Hong Kong non-profit programming partners for grant funding and, if possible, co-execution on pre-career programming. Finally, she will support 100WF’s Hong Kong Impact sub-committees and coordinate engagement opportunities for 100WF’s members as role models for teen girls and mentors for young women.
Ms. Wong will arrive at 100WF with experience in both finance and social impact. As a Simon Fraser University (Canada) graduate with a BBA in Finance and Marketing, she started her career as a financial analyst in Hong Kong. She subsequently served a number of asset management firms specializing in wealth management and institutional client services. More recently, she founded Hong Kong Momtrepreneurs, a social innovation organization that supports mothers who pursue entrepreneurship and new business ventures. Active in the community, Ms. Wong is an advisor to the Junior Chamber International Sha Tin and a committee member of the Kong Kong Association of Business and Professional Women.
Amanda Pullinger, 100WF’s CEO, commented, “The Coordinator of Pre-Career Initiatives role is an important expression of 100 Women in Finance’s commitment to realize our 30X40 Vision, in which women will perform 30% of investment and executive roles in the global finance industry by 2040. 100WF’s Hong Kong location, with our large, active local membership and vibrant financial community, presents a concentrated opportunity to grow and develop the next generation of women entering the finance industry in ways in which real traction is possible. Additionally, unique solutions and best practices discovered by our local impact coordinators will become a valuable source of information to scale our work globally.”
Funding for Ms. Wong’s role was raised among Hong Kong’s financial industry leaders at the October 17, 2019 100 Women in Finance Hong Kong Gala in support of its Investing in the Next Generation Initiatives. The 2019 Gala additionally supported 100WF’s local Investing in the Next Generation program partners, the Hong Kong Women’s Foundation and the Hong Kong Award for Young People.
Ms. Wong will report to Chaitail Patel, Global Director of 100 Women Impact Collective, a collaborative platform that advances women in the finance industry by creating awareness, builds partnerships to provide business and STEM education, and serves as a connector between the industry and career-ready young women. Ms. Patel stated, “I am excited to welcome Lena to the team and to fill this key impact role with someone of Lena’s level of experience and passion for our mission. Her background will enable 100WF to amplify our impact in Hong Kong as we work to create awareness, to invest in nonprofit partnerships and to support the finance industry’s need for diverse talent.”
Ms. Wong assumes her new role today.
Plans for 100WF’s 2020 Hong Kong Gala are underway for November 18, 2020. Details will be available soon. Sponsorship inquiries may be directed here.
Questions about 100 Women Impact Collective may be directed here.
About 100 Women in Finance
100 Women in Finance’s more than 15,000 members strengthen the global finance industry by empowering women to achieve their professional potential at each career stage. Its members inspire, equip and advocate for a new generation of industry leadership, in which women and men serve as investment professionals and executives, equal in achievement and impact. Through Education, Peer Engagement and Impact, the organization furthers the progress of women who have chosen finance as a career, and enables their positive influence over pre-career young women.