Anna Wong

Anna Wong

Anna pursues a balanced life in the aspects of physical, mental, social and spiritual, delivering her best in work and fully utilize her capabilities and potential; and continuing to learn, grow and share.

Anna loves technology, new generation businesses and disruptive business models. She is a speaker at conferences, universities and TED, and PR partner/advisor for local and overseas startups, and leading companies.

She is the Co-founder of Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide, an international platform of businesswomen, professional and corporate leaders. 

Anna is strong at strategic planning, stakeholders engagement, crisis management, project execution, market entry and growth, and cost effectiveness analysis. She worked for world's leading communications agencies, O&M and Edelman, responsible for designing integrated communications and marketing strategies to promote global brands especially in Asia Pacific. Accounts include GSK, Pfizer, Novartis, Bayer, Starbucks, Wyndham Hotel Group, The Economist, ebay & BOC.

Ines Gafsi

"The best way to predict the future is to create it"

As a digital marketing specialist, I worked with multinational corporations and start-ups in various industries. Right after my studies in Paris, I've worked in Delhi, then London and finally Hong Kong, to rapidly become a global citizen.

Like many of my fellow female entrepreneurs, I am a risks-taker who embraces the power of change. We are at the dawn of a new era, digital natives all around the world have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and they are shaking up current models, leading an exciting digital shift. Our aim is to contribute to this shift and particularly support women on taking the leap into entrepreneurship. 

Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide is a global community, born out of our common passion for women empowerment. We bring you stories and actions that make a difference.

Alana Naylor

"The idea is not to live forever, it is to create something that will."

I spent 4 years pursuing a career as a pilot and another 2 years as a teacher, before finding my place in the world as a Creative Designer - a role that allows me to combine my love for technology, my passion for design and my incurable desire to create things…

After completing my design education at Shillington College in Brisbane, I began my design journey in the Advertising industry in South Australia, before entering the non-for-profit sector in Hong Kong as the in house designer for The Women’s Foundation. I am now exploring the luxury industry in my role as Creative Designer at Quintessentially.

Somewhat of a design addict, I also spend a great deal of time using my skills to help entrepreneurs build their business. From logos and branding to websites, social media and all the marketing collateral in between, I just love working with passionate people to bring their business ideas to life. In recent years, I have had the pleasure of working with a diverse range of Hong Kong organisations including Eat Fresh, Zarie Athlesiure, Asian Charity Services, The Nature Conservatory, Multi-Sport, Stanley Wellness Centre, The Zero Point and of course FEW! 

I am so thrilled to be able to support the FEW team as we build such an incredible community of female entrepreneurs. Everyday I am inspired by the energy and passion that can be found in Hong Kong, and have now dedicated myself to the pursuit of cultivating creativity in this concrete jungle. For design solutions and visual inspiration to develop creativity in your business and home, follow along on Instagram : @concrete.creative + @alananaylor 

Kate Springer

"If you change nothing, nothing will change"

After attending grad school at Northwestern University in Chicago, I moved to Hong Kong to pursue a career in journalism. Over the past five years, I have been incredibly fortunate to meet and interview inspiring people from all walks of life.

Thanks to the free-flow of inspiring stories in Asia, my work has been published by CNN, Vogue, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, Forbes Travel Guide, BBC Travel, Munchies (Vice), Fodor's, Tatler, Time, Sotheby's, NPR, Time Out, the Hong Kong Tourism Board, and more. 

In 2015, I launched The Loop lifestyle website with co-founder Adele Wong, followed by my own boutique copywriting business. Hustling as a freelancer and entrepreneur taught me to have confidence in my ideas, be persistent, learn from rejection, and take every opportunity to leap out of my comfort zone.

I am excited to support the amazing women in the FEW community through blog profiles, crucial statistics, and helpful tips on how to be more efficient and productive.

Contact: www.kate-springer.comkate@kate-springer.com. Find her on Instagram and Twitter @KateSpringer

Hiam Sakakini

“The only constant in life, is change”

As a Sociology major and specialist in Change Management I am passionate about discovering what great companies do differently from the rest. What do their leaders do? What kind of culture do they have? How do they nurture, develop and protect that culture? What can we learn from top performers that is coachable for all? Creating an environment where smart, self-motivated, innovative individuals can thrive is something that drives me. 

I have been very fortunate in 14+ years of working for Fortune 500 companies in a range of roles from building large regional sales teams as a Sales Manager, to building Leadership Skills for thousands of Managers, as Head of Leadership Development for Google Asia. I have learned that it is important to experience both sides of an organisation, front line sales and operations & strategy team in order to really understand the importance of focusing on the customer as well as the nuances of how to make any change strategy stick.

During my 10 year tenure at Google I have lived and breathed the unique experience of how technology changes industries and how to navigate that change successfully through your people. I understand the impact change can have on people, and know how to take them on a journey having led strategic initiatives that involve diversity & inclusion, coaching and innovation for thousands of people. 

I have now co-founded a People & Culture consulting practice that aims to bring positive change to workplaces across the globe. I see FEW as a key partner to empower female leaders both at a start-up and corporate level.

Julie Hwang

Don’t fear challenge or change - explore your dreams in order to discover your strength, and learn from your failures. 

Julie believes in the power of experiences and challenges, always in a constant state of wanderlust.  Continuously striving for self-development and accomplishing goals, she has been able to manifest intangible assets into her life in both professional and personal capacities. She is a progressive thinker and result-oriented individual who has a culturally diverse background, being educated and working in 10 different countries throughout the world - she is truly a global citizen!

Julie has managed international sales & marketing teams throughout Europe, and has worked as the Head of Business Development for Korean corporates, representing the EMEA markets.  She became a key deal maker in multiple large projects in the B2B, B2C, and public tender space, generating significant development for her companies, not only through revenue, but also through brand awareness.

Understanding different cultures, trend flows, and business operations, together with her MBA studies, Julie was inspired to create Delegant in Hong Kong, to bring fashion tech and beauty innovations to the global market.  As an Entrepreneur, she understands the risk/reward profile of such ventures, and has always had the confidence to go into every situation with a positive attitude.

Displaying a passion for connecting people in professional setting, sharing knowledge and information, and inspiring and supporting others to achieve their desires, Julie’s role with FEW as Director of Business Development is a natural fit. She places an emphasis on a healthy work/live balance, and looks forward to sharing her positive outlook, practical experience, and creating new relationships and strengthening old ones with fellow entrepreneurs.