ReThink HK 2022 : Video-on-Demand

The New Impact Makers: Reigniting Purpose, Passion and Pursuit of Change Among Young Professionals

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 12:15 - 13:05

Location: Sustainable Communities Theatre

People & Purpose

Overview

The Great Resignation signals a “purpose gap” particularly among young professionals as many navigate the tensions between personal and business values. How can young professionals, who want more to life, find new ways to work towards building the future they would like to see? And what can their employers offer to earn the loyalty of their future leaders?

Learnings

  • Nearly 9 of 10 millennials indicated they were willing to take a pay cut to work at a company whose mission and values align with their own, says a 2018 LinkedIn Workplace Culture Report – why is this so important to our young people?
  • How can our young professionals bring together their personal and professional purpose across different sectors in Hong Kong?
  • What are the opportunities for businesses to engage young talents through building a purpose-led workplace culture? And what are the ways to overcome practical challenges and balance business demands?

Post Event Actions

  • Personal reflection: what is your “why”, and your personal “purpose statement”? What are the opportunities to integrate your “why” in your everyday work?
  • Company reflection: Do you feel your organisation has a purpose-led workplace culture? What is the one thing that can bring your talents together under a common goal, and how can that be further developed to foster a positive sense of belonging and togetherness?

Speakers

MODERATOR

Rachel Wong

Assistant Manager, Impact Capital

Business with Purpose

Rachel Wong

Assistant Manager, Impact Capital

Business with Purpose

Rachel is an Assistant Manager in the Purpose Capital team at Social Ventures Hong Kong which designs new platforms for capital, ranging from grants to investments and extra-financial resources, to have a social impact. A key area she focuses on is in purpose leadership and talent programmes such as the Asia Social Innovation Award and House of Social Innovators to empower the next generation of young impact leaders. She is also a Manager on AVPN’s Hong Kong team. Prior to SVHK, she worked in financial services and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Global Business and Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

BAKAR Fariha Salma Deiya (Barbie)

Executive Officer

The Institute for Youth Sustainability Leadership, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.

BAKAR Fariha Salma Deiya (Barbie)

Executive Officer

The Institute for Youth Sustainability Leadership, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.

BAKAR Fariha Salma Deiya is a Hong Kong-born Bangladeshi. She is currently an Executive Officer at the Institute of Youth Sustainability Leadership, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.

She is pursuing her Master of Laws in Human Rights [LLM(HR)] at the University of Hong Kong (Faculty of Law).

A member of the Commission on Children, she helps to drive work for the benefit of children concerning policy development regarding research and public engagement, children with specific needs, children protection, rights and development. She is also the Coordinating Committee member of the Project for Adaptation, Inclusion and Social Integration for Ethnic Minorities.

She is also a DreamBacker, who assists student-initiated projects to become a reality through awareness-building, mentorship, crowdfunding, and crowdsourcing support. All projects seek to make a genuine difference in the community through creative solutions that align with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

Jeff Tang

Partner, Financial Services Leader, Greater China and ASEAN People Advisory Services

Ernst & Young Tax Services Limited

Jeff Tang

Partner, Financial Services Leader, Greater China and ASEAN People Advisory Services

Ernst & Young Tax Services Limited

Jeff leads the People Advisory Services practice for Financial Services clients in the Greater China and ASEAN regions at EY. Based in Hong Kong, he focuses on helping clients deliver their organizations’ vision by putting people at the center. He brings an understanding of strategic and functional HR knowledge along with commercial and business acumen to help organizations successfully realize strategic potential and drive tangible results.

As a leader, he is also one of EY’s thought leaders in the areas of Executive Remuneration, Performance Management, Talent Management, Workforce Strategy and Transformation.

Jeff currently co-chairs EY’s diversity & inclusivity network UNITY, and serves on EY’s global team in driving cultural activation for the organization.

Lee Williamson

Regional Editorial Director, Power & Purpose and Business Director, Gen.T, Hong Kong

Tatler Asia

Lee Williamson

Regional Editorial Director, Power & Purpose and Business Director, Gen.T, Hong Kong

Tatler Asia

Lee Williamson is a Hong Kong-based journalist with over a decade of experience in Asia. He leads Power & Purpose, a new platform encompassing Tatler’s thought leadership content, events and experiences across Asia, including Gen.T, Front & Female and Asia’s Most Influential. He was selected as a WAN-IFRA Young Media Leaders Fellow 2020.

Stephanie Yau

Counsellor

Stephanie Yau

Counsellor

Stephanie is a counsellor with professional training at HKU and qualified as a national certificated play therapist. Since 2020, she has completed over 300 counselling hours and 2 years of training in several humanistic approaches. In her career in branding and public relations field, she has curated over 1000 media coverages and over 50 programmes and events, including community events.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Stephanie hopes we can co-create a healthy community in which everyone can involve and strengthen communities by empowering others who feel vulnerable, and also allowing ourselves to accept help.

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