Women in Leadership Club: The Gender Experiment

The Women in Leadership Club organised The Gender Experiment, its annual marquee event on Dec 8, 2017. The topic for the panel discussion was, “Leading Across Cultures: Does Gender Affect Leadership in Multi-Cultural Teams.” As a group, the panel aimed to discuss how different genders react to cultural differences in the workplace and how leadership skills can be developed in an increasingly global work environment.

The event was hosted at Citibank. The panelists included Mary Beth Asher, Assistant Vice President of the Asia Pacific Sales at AT&T; Kris Lui, Director, Human Resource at The Dairy Farm Group; Charles Lankester, EVP at Ruder Finn; Priscilla Ng, Head of Customer Franchise at Citibank Global Consumer Banking and Syed Musheer Ahmed, General Manager (Interim) at FinTech Association of Hong Kong. The event was moderated by Joanna Chin, founder of M4W group. The panel interacted with the audience and addressed a lot of questions from them. The panelists, each from a different background, shared their stories and personal lessons learnt.

The event was attended by the MBA students of HKU, HKUST and industry professionals. The event was followed by a brief networking session.

Written by Anusha Raheja, Full-time MBA Class of 2018