According to BNP Paribas’ “Global Entrepreneurialism Report” (survey of 2,523 entrepreneurs in 17 markets), 37 per cent of entrepreneurs across the globe are women. In Hong Kong, that figure rises to 45% — awesome! It is second only to India where 49 per cent of entrepreneurs are female (I’m proud of that statistic too!).
Hong Kong ranks second in the world when it comes to women setting up their own businesses — 45% of entrepreneurs are women!
I am a feminist, and sincerely believe women can make the greatest difference to most of this world’s greatest problems. Inspired by the 3 women in my life (mother, wife, sister) who attempt to do so every single day, in their own way.
So, I thought I should create a list of women who are entrepreneurs, investors or essaying other varied roles in Hong Kong’s startup world. These individuals are building awesome products/teams in sectors as varied as education, events, travel, coworking spaces, accelerators, startup platforms, social analytics and so much more!
Charlotte Chen (Spottly)
Charlotte is filled (to the brim) with so much talent, it blows you away. From her website: “Entrepreneur. Co-Founder & CMO of Spottly. Editor-in-Chief of Spottly Insider Magazine. Founder of EMPYR&CO. Hunter of Rad Places. Friend of Fashion. Trend Spotter. Print Maniac. Ex-Banking Slave. Hearts The Digital World. Hong Kong / Singapore.” (edited)