Hogan Lovells’ ‘Breaking Barriers’ diversity initiative has hosted a series of events across offices in Asia and the Middle East to celebrate International Women’s Day. Events were held in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore, as well as in Dubai and Ulaanbaatar.
In Dubai, Dr Maryam Matar — a celebrated philanthropist and the first Emirati woman to become a director-general in the Dubai government — discussed her inspirational work in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
In Hong Kong, Crystal Kwok, a movie star, talk-show host, radio personality, stage actress and director, presented on sensitive topics relating to key women’s issues of today.
In Shanghai, aromatherapist Ada Xie helped attendees to discover their individual ‘aroma personalities’, while in Singapore, Jane Horan, a prominent diversity and inclusion speaker and author, shared her insight on successful career navigation and the importance of building a personal brand in the workplace.
In Ulaanbaatar, Madam Ivana Grollova, the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Mongolia, participated in a panel discussion on overcoming societal and international obstacles to women’s professional development, which was televised locally.
In addition, the Tokyo office held its inaugural Breaking Barriers event on 5 February, which was well attended by female clients.