Gender Bender: The conflict, trade-offs and compromise caused by evolving gender roles at home and work

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When: Thursday, 26 March, 2015
Registration 6:30pm, panel discussion 7-8pm, followed by networking
Where: Hong Kong Ladies Recreational Club, Function Room, Main Clubhouse   

Registration Information

Online registration is closed.


In honour of International Women's Day, Women Media Networks and the Ladies Recreation Club are proud to co-host a panel discussion of shifting gender roles in society today and what it means for our roles in the workplace, at home and as parents and partners. We are the first generation to have such fluid gender roles – moms stay home, moms work, dads work, dads are the primary caregivers, both parents work, etc – and there are a host of implications as to what this means for our home life, working life and as parents. There are trade-offs and negotiations that happen in our homes that probably didn’t with our parents’ generation, when things were much simpler. 

Please join us for a scintillating - and challenging – discussion.

The hashtag for this event is #WMNiwd for all you socialistas. Live tweeting key take-aways is encouraged. 

Price: HK$150 (US$19.50) for non-paid members of WMN, includes drink and snacks. Please register beforehand to reserve your spot! You may register on this website our send an email to and let her know how many in your party. Payment at the door is fine.



Andy Chan

Andy Chan is a Hong Kong local, who was educated in Melbourne and returned to HK in 2000. Andy and his wife have 2 children (10 and 8). He is a finance professional with 16 years of experience working on both the buy and sell side. Last year, Andy advised Morgan Stanley on his intention to leave the industry.  From July onwards, he is planning to become a stay-at-home dad to invest in the father & son/daughter relationship, while pursuing his passion in Value Investing.

Kimberley Cole

Kimberley Cole leads the sales functions for Financial & Risk for Thomson Reuters Asia, which allows her to work with a diverse mix of financial and non-financial institutions . Her global experience has given me a proven track record in sales and marketing, having held a range of roles all of which have strengthened my customer knowledge and insight. Previous roles have included Head of Marketing Asia, Head of Sales Australia & New Zealand as well as product and business management roles across a range of customer verticals.

Passionate about gender diversity and women in leadership, Kimberley co-chairs the Women @ Thomson Reuters network for Asia and is active with many other networks including The Womens Foundation and Women on Boards in Australia and the UK. In 2006 Kimberley founded Women in Finance Asia to connect networks across institutions within the Asia region which continues to thrive and was named as one of the Cranfield FTSE 100 Women to Watch in 2013 & 2014.

Lesley Lewis

Lesley Lewis is an executive coach and an educational psychologist. She has been living in Hong Kong for over twenty seven years. She works in private practice as a personal, couples and family therapist and is a consultant/executive coach/trainer to private business and government agencies. She is an expert on gender issues and is passionate on the subject.
Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Ms. Lewis has lived in Canada and the United States where she was employed as an educator, private therapist and trainer/consultant.
Ms. Lewis holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Public Administration, a Masters of Education (cross-cultural specialty) and a Masters of Educational Psychology.

Alex Trojanow

Alex Trojanow moved to Hong Kong in Feb 2014 with his wife and 2 children. He is a finance professional with 14 years of experience working for London-based investment banks in sales & trading and also working in asset management for a hedge fund. For the last 2 years he has enjoyed being a stay-at-home dad while exploring new career opportunities & projects.

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