Posted on 15/09/2016 by Marie Swarbreck
Meet Moderator #2
Meet Anna Stephenson, Chief Executive Officer, Inflection Point Solutions Limited and Co-Chair of Women in Finance Asia
Question 1 - How has your position got you involved in the gender equity space?
I was a pioneer of women's networking at Citibank in New York in the 90s, then very active in Citibank Japan where the situation facing professional women was quite dire. Those experiences taught me a lot about building an in-house network, and the importance of Mandate, Money, Visibility and Volunteers if a group is to be successful.
Question 2 - What are you doing to inspire women in leadership?
I am co-Chair of Women in Finance Asia, a volunteer-run networking group in Hong Kong. We aim to expose women to successful role models and give them a chance to develop their own skills outside the office, whilst meeting like-minded people and building a long-lasting support network.
Question 3 - What is your opinion on gender equity in HK?
Women continue to face unconscious bias in the workplace as well as in the home. And so do men. Until men are liberated to stay at home or work part-time, women will always bear a disproportionate amount of the effort.