AllBright, the UK-headquartered women only members' Club and digital network, has made its Hong Kong debut this week with a pop-up comprising pitch courses, investor workshops, and a Pitch Dayhosted by HSBC.
AllBright Connect is a complimentary women only digital learning and networking platform. where like-minded women can join a global online sisterhood. Through the sisterhood, women can find advice, support and opportunities, helping each other to achieve their ambitions.
The event tapped on the experience, expert advice and access to HSBC's extensive global connections, including experienced investors.
We believe the event has helped strengthen confidence in the female entrepreneur community and represents a move in the right direction for the industry and investment landscape in Hong Kong"
"The highly competitive entrepreneurial environment in Hong Kong has produced many successful female entrepreneurs. We believe the event has helped strengthen confidence in the female entrepreneur community and represents a move in the right direction for the industry and investment landscape in Hong Kong," said Siew Meng Tan, regional head, HSBC Private Banking.
"As the AllBright community continues to expand globally we are hugely excited to launch into Hong Kong," said Debbie Wosskow OBE, AllBright co-founder.
"With women accounting for 45% of Hong Kong's entrepreneurs, compared to the global average of 37%1, AllBright will provide opportunities for women in Hong Kong to benefit from the digital resources and the power of the global sisterhood, helping them to achieve their personal ambitions and career success. Being part of a sisterhood — where women can access authentic advice and support — is at the heart of AllBright Connect."
While Hong Kong has the highest proportion of gender-balanced investor panels compared to other markets at 81% of all panels, 31 percent of female entrepreneurs in Hong Kong said they have experienced gender bias when securing capital, according to 'She's the Business' survey supported by HSBC Global Private Banking.
The club's current members include women from all industries and walks of life. Actors Naomie Harris and Olivia Wilde, as well as entrepreneur Martha Lane-Fox and MOBO Awards founder Kanya Kingare are counting as amongst the network's founding members