Partners

Endorsing Partners

BPW Hong Kong is an affiliate of BPW International, a member organisation working for gender equality and the empowerment of all women. Founded in 2015, this is the second BPW affiliate to be established in Hong Kong (original affiliate: 1979-2013).
 
Our parent organisation, BPW International, was founded in Geneva in 1930 by Dr Lena Madesin Phillips, who in 1919 had previously established its predecessor, the National Federation of Business & Professional Women (USA). Today, BPW International has approximately 30,000 members in more than 100 countries across 5 continents. Since 1947, we have maintained consultative status with the UN via ECOSOC; currently, there are BPW representatives aligned with each UN agency. We also hold participatory status with the Council of Europe.
 
The primary purpose of BPW is the economic empowerment of women, through UN advocacy and local action as well as networking, mentoring, mutual support, and the development of leadership and professional skills. Flagship initiatives include "Equal Pay Day" and "Women on Boards."
 
Some of our programmes which distinguish us from our global affiliates include:
  • Global Skills Training Programme
  • Dynamic Global Twinning Hub
  • Integration of Environmental Sustainability with Gender Equality

The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is the largest international Australian Chamber and among the largest and most influential international business organisations in Hong Kong. Established more than 30 years ago, the chamber represents approximately 500 companies and 1400 members. While many of our members are Australian companies or individuals with business interests in the region, an increasing number of our members are Hong Kong corporates with business interests in Australia. Our diverse membership is a cross-section of start-ups, SMEs, NGOs and large corporates across all industries and expertise. 

Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres (HKFWC), founded in 1981, is a non-partisan and non-religious women's organization. We concern about the situation of grassroots women, and promote gender equality in Hong Kong through services, education and advocacy. Through our four women centres in Sham Shui Po, Tai Wo, Fanling and Sheung Shui, we develop volunteer networks, provide appropriate services for women, and develop their potential. HKFWC enables women to develop their Confidence, Independence and Competence.

Founded in 1886 CPA Australia is one of the world’s largest professional accounting bodies representing more than 163,000 members working in 125 countries and regions around the world, with more than 25,000 members working in senior leadership positions.
 
CPA Australia advances its members’ interests through its focus on education and knowledge exchange, the development of professional networks, advocacy in relation to policy, standards and regulation and the promotion of value of CPA Australia members to employers, government, regulators and the public. The CPA Australia designation denotes strategic business leadership and is recognised and valued throughout the world.
 
CPA Australia has offices in all Australian capital cities, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
 
The Hong Kong office was formally established in 1990. Offices have been established in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to further our commitment in enhancing the exchange and cooperation with the accountancy profession in Mainland China. Liaison offices have also been set-up in Macau and Taiwan. Currently, over 18,000 members are based in the Greater China region.

Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide (FEW) is an international female-founders platform that aims to connect, inspire and empower women for entrepreneurial and personal success. We currently have over 10,000 registered female members and are rapidly expanding our community in Greater China. We offer connections, training and development, business advice to female founders and senior executives.

Community Business is a not-for-profit organisation (Hong Kong Charity Number 91/6560) whose mission is to lead, inspire and support businesses to have a positive impact on people and communities. A recognised leader in advancing responsible and inclusive business practices in Asia, Community Business facilitates networks, conducts research and events, leads programmes and campaigns and provides training and consultancy.  Our focus on responsible business is aligned to 5 mission-led themes:
 
  • Building responsible leadership
  • Investing in local communities
  • Tackling workplace inequality
  • Ensuring employee wellbeing
  • Promoting social inclusion
Founded in 2003 and based in Hong Kong with a presence in India and the United Kingdom, Community Business works with companies of all sizes and from diverse industries across Asia, harnessing the power of business to drive social change. For more information, please visit www.communitybusiness.org.