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On May 27th, WILHK celebrated its fourth anniversary by hosting a fireside chat with Emily Steel, a Pulitzer Prize winning business journalist with the New York Times. The event was held at Mercedes Me in Central, Hong Kong, and was generously sponsored by Ropes & Gray. The conversation with Emily, moderated by WILHK committee member, Yea Ji Sohn, covered a wide range of topics - from Emily's award-winning coverage of Bill O'Reilly's sexual harassment and misconduct while employed at Fox News, to her personal values and principles which drive her career, as well as her most recent work covering stories in the APAC region. The event was attended by over 125 members and guests. 



Women in Law Hong Kong is pleased to support #AmChamHK’s Women of Influence Awards on November 12, 2019. Their theme this year is "Insights from the Edge: Pushing Boundaries and Unconventional Thinking,” focusing on stories of perseverance, risk- taking and leadership from outside the confines of the corporate world.


Along with the phenomenal lineup of speakers, the heart of the event celebrates the announcement of the Women of Influence Awards, with nine award categories that recognize seven high-achieving women, one man who has demonstrated support for the advancement of women and one outstanding company for women.


It's a day to celebrate progress, look toward the future, to inspire, and to explore what it means to have an impact.


Join us here:


Launch of WILHK’s ground-breaking report: making the case for flexible and agile working in Hong Kong’s legal industry

19 June 2019

At an event at Refinitiv attended by 127 from across the industry, WILHK was proud to launch its new report. WILHK's survey, a first for Hong Kong, canvassed the views of nearly 400 people across the profession. We were excited to share our survey findings and report with delegates and highlight what is holding Hong Kong back from alternative working models. 


Stephanie Sheng, WILHK co-chair, opened the event and thanked the raft of firms and organisations supporting the event and report: Allen & Overy, Appleby Global, Conventus Law, the Department of Justice, Eversheds Sutherland, the Equal Opportunities Commission, Eureka Consulting Group, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters, Refinitiv, Relativity and The Women's Foundation.

Fiona Nott, CEO of The Women’s Foundation and WILHK advisory board member, delivered opening remarks, drawing on complementary TWF research and statistics.

Anita Phillips, WILHK co-chair, presented the key outputs of the survey and report, using interactive online polling to gauge audience views. 

Delegates then broke into small groups to discuss particular topics including drivers and motivations, the business case, societal issues impacting uptake, and the need for other gender-driven reforms such as share parental leave policies. 

After a plenary roundup, Ferrick Chu, director of policy, research and training at the Equal Opportunities Commission, delivered closing remarks, reminding us of the laws available to fight gender-driven discrimination in this area. 


Delegates stayed on for further discussion and drinks and canapes after the seminar.   


Feedback on the report and event has been extremely positive. If you would like to know more, or to run a focus session with WILHK, please contact

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Women in Leadership Summit Hong Kong
Conference: 4 March 2019

Workshop: 5 March 2019
Regal Hong Kong Hotel

Empower yourself, inspire others and lead for the future by attending the Women in Leadership Summit.


Hear some of Hong Kong’s most influential and successful public and private figures together to discuss the challenges, issues, and opportunities surrounding women in leadership.


Whether you are a board director, CEO, senior or middle manager, entrepreneur, young executive, or emerging leader - this event provides a valuable source of information, insights, and networking opportunities for you.


Speaking companies include: Bloomberg, Icicle Group, HSBC, MTR, Edelman, ANZ Bank, UBS, BlackRock, Bank Of America Merrill Lynch and many others.


Visit the website here.


Register online here and RECEIVE 10% OFF WITH DISCOUNT CODE: WIL10


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February Women@Lunch 

Women@Lunch invites you to the February Women@Lunch event at Le Garcon Saigon!

Event details
Location: Le Garcon Saigon, 12 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai (Star Street precinct)
Date: Friday, 22 February 2019
Time: Lunch will start promptly at 12:30pm and finish at 2pm.
Cost: 298HKD plus 10% service (328HKD)
Please register your interest in joining us for the February Women@Lunch event by replying to

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January Women@Lunch 

Location: FoFo by el willy, 20/F M88, 2-8 Wellington Street 

Date: Friday, 25 January 2019

Time: Lunch will start promptly at 12:30pm and finish at 2pm.

Cost: 288HKD plus 10% service (317HKD)

Please register your interest in joining us for the January Women@Lunch event by replying to


HandsOn Hong Kong

New year, new chance to volunteer! With the season of giving soon upon us, this is a time when many are thinking about ways to give back to the community. Helping out by volunteering to join a service program organized by local charity HandsOn Hong Kong is a wonderful way to do so. Women In Law Hong Hong (WILHK) is delighted to partner with HandsOn Hong Kong — on January 10th 2019 we will be running a seminar at Stephenson Harwood LLP where you will have the chance to learn more about Hong Kong's social needs and how you can provide much-needed support through volunteering.


Event Details: Date: 10 Jan 2019

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm (registration starts at 12:30pm)

Venue: Stephenson Harwood 33/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong

Register by clicking through here:

The HandsOn monthly calendar ( features more than 100 meaningful volunteer activities each month supporting causes such as alleviating poverty, educating children, assisting the elderly, empowering people with disabilities, feeding the poor, supporting animal welfare, environmental conservation and more. Before you sign up, please be sure to create a volunteer profile which takes just a minute. Please list WILHK as your employer for tracking purposes.

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