Every year on the 8th of March, Women’s Day is celebrated around the world. In light of this March is known as Women’s History Month as a time that is put aside to make more active and explicit efforts to fight against gender biases and to highlight the achievements and talents of women across the globe. The Africa Center Hong Kong will be joining this celebratory spirit in a program designed to celebrate women under the theme for Women’s Day 2022: Break the Bias. Come and join us for a fun and informative day including a panel discussion, readings and a performance for you to enjoy! The event is free of charge and open to the public!
3:40-4:00 Reading Session from African Spear “Womanhood”
4:05-5:10 Panel Discussion on #BreaktheBias
5:25-5:30 Closing Remark
Africa Center Hong Kong is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Virtual International Women’s Day
Time: Mar 13, 2022 03:30 PM Hong Kong SAR
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Meeting ID: 876 7038 5234
Bringing you a unique panel with panelists located across three continents, the Africa Center Hong Kong will be discussing with truly inspirational African and Afro-diasporic women about the work that they are doing in their respective fields. The panelists Chipili Mwaba Moono, Teresa Lemaire, Rungano Nyamayedenga and Canélia Mbida are well versed in a variety of topics from sustainable fashion to asset management and developmental assessments. Join us in this lively discussion as we discover how these women are ready to #BreaktheBias.
Chipili Mwaba Moono
Zambian born cross-cultural developmental psychologist and postgrad student in HK. Her areas of interest include: culturally appropriate developmental assessments, African and world theater and interactive learning. She is also a singer, author, failed poet, farmer and aspiring polyglot.
Teresa is an entrepreneur and people leader with global experience in asset management, business strategy & operations, and technology-related innovation for businesses. In addition to her current role as a leader in a manufacturing facility, she leads the team at Ghana Election Promises, and HandyTradie Ghana Ltd. She currently lives and works in Australia.
Part time girl boss living and working in Zimbabwe, Rungano studied Women and Gender Studies. She has a keen interest in gender analysis and human centered design. Moreover, she is the Creative Director of Paper Pieces which is a sustainable jewelry brand. Beyond this work she enjoys writing, event planning and wants to be the Chef that doesn’t cook.
Canélia is an African-Caribbean - born French based in Hong Kong. She's passionate about technology and sustainability, more specifically in fashion where she's built her career. She's currently working at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition for the APAC Region. She's also part of Ladies Who Tech HK. Beyond work, Canélia enjoys history, cooking and biking.
Tsitsi Mareika Chirikure
African Literature and Editorial Projects Manager at the Africa Center Hong Kong.
Eli is a South African woman living in Hong Kong who is passionate about bringing light to South African Rhythm, culture, and music.
Amrutha Ravi is a final year undergraduate operations management student living in Hong Kong. Born in Bangalore, India and raised in Srilanka and Bangladesh, she has been dancing from a very young age. She loves Bollywood and Freestyle and is keen to experiment different dance styles! She is currently looking to grow her dance network in Hong Kong.