S.H.E Dialogues: Spotlight Fashion — Women in BusinessVIEW EVENT DETAILS
The Jockey Club Art Education and Female Empowerment Series "Painting Her Way: The Ink Art of Fang Zhaoling"
Registration 6:45 pm
Presentation 7:00 pm
Close 8:00 pm
Enterprise and innovation have long been the lifeblood of Hong Kong. With its enduring tradition of entrepreneurship, the city offers many opportunities for women, who already account for close to half the entrepreneurial activity that takes place here. As women entrepreneurs take their ideas and change the world around us, the Asia Society Hong Kong Center has invited three remarkable women to share their personal journeys in the fashion industry. The trio — Christina Dean, founder of BYT; Edith Law, co-founder of Fashion Farm Foundation; and Tania Mohan, founder of Tabla — have very diverse backgrounds: a journalist/dentist, a banker, and a barrister.
Despite their differences, they share a passion, determination, and commitment to transforming their ideas into reality. During the discussion, they will address the challenges and obstacles they encountered along the way, and how they have overcome difficulties faced every day not just as women, but as women in business.
Christina Dean is founder and board chair of Redress, an environmental NGO working to reduce waste in the fashion industry through a variety of programs, initiatives and campaigns. She is also Co-Founder and CEO of BYT, the social impact upcycled fashion brand that debuted at Barneys and Lane Crawford. Christina works with the teams to set the strategic direction for both entities. The ex-dentist and journalist drives the organization towards inspiring positive environmental change in one of the world’s most polluting industries. She was voted one of the U.K. Vogue’s Top 30 Inspirational Women.
Edith Law Kong, JP currently serves as the Chairlady of Fashion Farm Foundation (FFF), a non-profit organization that aims to build synergies among locally-based fashion designers, cultural practitioners, industry experts, and retailers, with both professionalism and expertise to develop and foster their business and the industry within and beyond the territory. Edith contributed to the rapid growth of ZTAMPZ as a regional fashion house and successfully built the "bread n butter" brand when she was serving as the executive director at ZTAMPZ Limited. She has previously worked as an investment banker in New York, London, and Hong Kong. Edith received her M.S. in Management Science from Stanford University and was the president of Stanford Club of Hong Kong in 2013-2015.
Tania Mohan is the founder of Tabla, a luxury brand that showcases the skill, finery, artisanal embroideries and craftsmanship of India. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Tania began her career as the first fashion editor of the Hong Kong Standard newspaper in the 1990s. During that time she interviewed some of the world’s top designers and personalities while styling over 100 editorials for various Asian publications. In 1999 she opened her first retail store in Prince’s Building, Central. In addition, Tania is also a qualified barrister-at-law.
Chee-may Chow is a media and communication consultant, and serves a number of corporate and government clients as well as public relations agencies, focusing on public engagement and media-training. She was previously chief manager for the Commissioner for Heritage’s Office, responsible for public education and stakeholder engagement. Chee-may was formerly a journalist with CNBC, TVB, Reuters, and RTHK. She majored in law at King’s College London and has master’s degrees from London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and the University of Hong Kong. (Moderator)
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