A Program for Ethnically Diverse University Women
The young ethnically diverse women in Hong Kong, most of whom are primarily born and or raised in Hong Kong, are bright and ambitious. However, they appear to be largely invisible to those in Hong Kong’s business and professional communities. As such, companies are bypassing an untapped resource in the war for talent, while at the same time, these young women miss out on an opportunity for a rewarding career.
The mission of EMPOWER by The Amber Foundation is to ensure career success for the young ethnically diverse women in the program by enhancing their visibility to corporates, financial institutions, schools and professional corporations.
The Amber Foundation has been providing scholarships through Hong Kong Unison for many years. During scholarship application interviews in 2017, it became apparent that, while all applicants were in dire need of financial support, without a network and exposure to potential employers their university education might be in vain.
And hence, in 2018 EMPOWER by The Amber Foundation was created with the goal of forming a business and professional network to ensure career success of ethnically diverse young women in Hong Kong who are in university through job-focused workshops and the inclusion of senior women in targeted professions, industries and enterprises to function as Group Leaders to form the basis of a professional network.
OUR EXCO MEMBERS
EMPOWER by The Amber Foundation was founded by and is led by Elizabeth L. Thomson along with the Executive Committee which consists of a diverse group of women from a variety of fields and industries, with a shared goal to raise the visibility of ethnically diverse young women in Hong Kong and ensure their career success.
Meet our ExCo.
Our program is supported by a large number of dedicated professional and business women who commit their time to coach, train, mentor, and lead our participants. Full acknowledgment of the women who have helped us so far can be read here.
JOIN OUR NEXT COHORT
Are you an ethnically diverse woman in Hong Kong?
Are you in your penultimate or last year at university or have
you recently graduated?
Have you attended the local (primary and/or secondary) education system in Hong Kong?
Then you may qualify for our program!
The applications for the 2023/2024 cohort are now closed.
But you can already express your interest in joining our next season.
OUR PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
For a full list of all our Venue Partners, Training Partners and Facilitators, and Group Leaders, please click here.