Women in Law Hong Kong (WILHK)
Legal Speakers' Directory FY2021
Women in Law Hong Kong (WILHK) is calling on female legal professionals from firms, inhouse or consultants, of all ethnicities and backgrounds to sign up.
Research shows that many people in the legal industry feel that there is a lack of diversity amongst speakers in public events. Women and those with BAME backgrounds are particularly under represented with only [x]% of women in the legal industry having spoken at an event versus [x]% of men.
This directory aims to help close the gap in this public visibility by providing event organisers and media with a list of female lawyers and barristers and legal leaders and experts, from all ethnicities and backgrounds, who are open to public speaking opportunities. It is an initiative aimed at achieving gender balance amongst speakers at industry events and raising the visibilty of women in our industry. We proactively communicate with a range of conference organisers to promote our speakers and aim to lead by example with WILHK events. The directory is a free resource open to anyone to join.
If you are interested in being included in the directory please complete the following form.
Your details will be added to the FY2021 WILHK Legal Speakers' Directory and as such WILHK will share your contact details with conference organisers and organisations looking for female speakers at legal industry events.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Asia Pacific Legal Counsel
As regional counsel for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Alison manages all legal issues pertaining to the Group in Asia Pacific to advance MOHG long term business objectives. Alison chairs Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group's global diversity and inclusion council, and co-chairs Women in Law Hong Kong. Alison is qualified in Hong Kong and New York and speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin and basic Korean.
Topics of expertise:
Empowering Women, Diversity, Work-Life Balance, Male ally, Generally In-house, Other
Karah advises clients on complex infrastructure and construction projects in dispute, under various arbitral institutional rules including ICC, HKIAC and SIAC. She is qualified in Western Australia, UK and HK, speaks fluent Japanese and intermediate French. Karah is mother to 3 daughters under 6 years old.
Topics of expertise:
Empowering Women, Mentoring, Diversity, Work-Life Balance, Arbitration Law, Other