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"

Ines is the Co-Founder of Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide. She is responsible for the operations of FEW, including social media and content marketing, monthly seminars, annual global conferences, influencers engagement, media relationships, strategic partnerships and sponsorships. 

She served as a speaker at the SCMP’s Game Changers and voted “Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs in Hong Kong” by Hong Kong Tatler.

Founding FEW has allowed Ines to combine her love of technology, digital business, and her passion to empower women, and enable startups to unleash their full potential with meaningful connections. 

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Julie Hwang

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

A progressive thinker and result-oriented individual with a culturally diverse background, Julie Hwang’s education and work experience spans across 10 countries. Julie received her MBA from United International Business School in Brussels.  As Head of Business Development for Korean corporates representing the EMEA (Europe, Middle-East, and Africa) markets, she managed the international sales & marketing team and became a key deal maker in multiple large projects in the European B2B, B2C, and public tender spaces. 

After years of experience in the manufacturing field, Julie was inspired to create Delegant in Hong Kong, to bring 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. Julie has expertise in managing business development for both start-up and mature companies focusing on international brand expansion, with strategic sales, marketing, operational, and management skills.  

Displaying a passion for connecting people in a professional setting, sharing knowledge and information, and inspiring and supporting others to achieve their desires, her 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 and practical experience, as well as creating new relationships and strengthening old ones with fellow entrepreneurs.


Julie Hwang’s current positions include:

Korean Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong, Director

Green Strike International, Hong Kong, Director of Business Development

World Federation of Overseas Korean Traders Associations (OKTA), Member, “European Global Entrepreneurship and Trade” Certification

Korean Golf Association, Hong Kong, Board of Directors

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.

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: Find her on Instagram and Twitter @KateSpringer