Boardroom Series for Women Leaders

Hong Kong is a major financial centre with an abundant talent pool of highly qualified women, yet women are still underrepresented in boardrooms, with the latest figure of women on HSI company boards still at 13.7%. 

TWF & 30% Club HK Boardroom Series for Women Leaders aims to:

  • build the pipeline of board-ready women
  • connect highly qualified women to the right people and positions
  • provide the skills necessary for the transition to the boardroom


  • develop board-specific skills and build your portfolio
  • engage in simulated board discussions with Board Chairs, members and nominating committees
  • discover alternative pathways to company boards
  • network with industry leaders, executive search firms representatives and other board-ready women
  • be recognised as a senior leader in your organisation and community 


Exclusively for Women to Watch, the third cycle of the Boardroom Series runs from September 2020 to June 2021.

Who is organising?

The series is hosted by the 30% Club Hong Kong and The Women's Foundation, kindly sponsored by the Lead Sponsor - Standard Chartered Bank, Associate Sponsor - Bloomberg, and Contributing Sponsors - KPMG and Swire Group.

Workshops are delivered by leading boardroom programme experts including facilitators from the Financial Times NED programme, Meraki Executive Search & Consulting and Herbert Smith Freehills.

What does it include?

1. THE DIVERSITY FORUM  (Virtual, October 2020)

Objectives: Driving the important discussion on challenges and opporunities arising out of the Covid-19 crisis and how we can accelerate our progress for more gender balanced boards.

Format: A virtual webinar featuring two panel discussions: "Surviving and thriving during Covid-19: the case for greater board diversity" and "Accelarating Change: Hong Kong's role as a global financial centre".

Audience: Select group of high achieving women in Hong Kong, Directors, Investors and Senior Corporate Executives

2. MEET THE DIRECTORS (Virtual, March 2021)

Objectives: Connect a target group of Women to Watch with Company Board Directors to further bridge gaps and expand networks.

Format: Fireside chat and Q&A 

Audience: Board-ready Women to Watch, Board Directors


3. BOARDROOM SERIES Workshops (Virtual, March - May 2021)

Workshop A: TBC - Led by Meraki Executive Search & Consulting Limited

Workshop B: TBC - Led by FT Non-Executive Director Programme

Workshop C: TBC - Led by Herbert Smith Freehills

Objectives: To provide skills and tools to secure a board position; to be an effectively director; and to understand the responsibilities.

Format: The interactive workshops will be delivered by three Knowledge Partners: FT Non-Executive Director Programme, Meraki Executive Serach & Consulting Limited, and Herbert Smith Freehills.

Audience: Women to Watch, by invitation only



Objectives: Bringing together accomplished and aspiring women directors with board chairs and board members of Hong Kong’s leading companies

Format: Simulation of boardroom discussion, guests engage over lunch in a structured exchange of views on the hot topics facing boards today. Each sponsoring organisation can invite five corporate representatives from their Board or C-Suite and select one of the four to facilitate the table discussion. The table will also comprise four Women to Watch, selected by The Women’s Foundation and one representative from an executive search firm or 30% Club VIP.

Audience: Women to Watch, Senior Executives and Board Members from Hong Kong’s leading and local companies, Executive Search Firms