S.H.E. Dialogue and Evening Screening: Hidden FiguresVIEW EVENT DETAILS
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Art Education and Female Empowerment Series “Painting Her Way: The Ink Art of Fang Zhaoling" Screening Series
Evening Conversation and Screening
Hidden Figures uncovers the incredible, untold yet true story of a brilliant group of women who changed the foundations of the country for the better — by aiming for the stars. The film recounts the vital history of an elite team of black female mathematicians at NASA who helped win the all-out space race against America’s rivals in the Soviet Union and, at the same time, sent the quest for equal rights and opportunity rocketing forwards.
The screening will be preceded by a dialogue with Professor Angela Wu. Professor Wu will discuss her academic research work, the personal and professional challenges and successes she has experienced working in science and engineering and the important role female mentorship plays in encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM. The conversation will be moderated by Christina Hu.
As part of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Art Education and Female Empowerment Series “Painting Her Way: The Ink Art of Fang Zhaoling" Screening Series, Asia Society Hong Kong Center is delighted to bring together a selection of films and documentaries that focus on themes of women’s empowerment, highlighting women who, like Fang Zhaoling, have gone to great lengths to achieve success.
Angela Wu is an assistant professor in the Division of Life Science and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Angela is passionate about creating new technology platforms for translational research that will close the gap between life science, engineering, and the clinic. In 2015, Angela also co-founded Agenovir, a genome-editing based anti-viral therapeutics start-up company currently based in South San Francisco. During Angela's time at Agenovir, in addition to managing R and D, she worked directly with the CEO on business development strategies and fund-raising to successfully raise Series A financing. Recently, Angela was named one of ten MIT Technology Review's Innovators under 35 in Asia.
Christina Hu is chief operating officer for DBS Bank Hong Kong Finance. She had held executive positions with Barclays Capital Asia Pacific and also Goldman Sachs in the build-out of new businesses in China. Christina started her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York as an associate. She came back to Hong Kong in 2002 and joined The Hong Kong Jockey Club where her last appointment was the executive manager responsible for the club's corporate planning and strategic projects. Christina holds a Master of Science in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science from UC Berkeley. Christina was president of the Stanford Club of Hong Kong from 2015 to 2017.
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