A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak at the International Women’s Forum event in Hong Kong. I not only got to speak about PEPY and the lessons we’ve learned, but also to meet many amazing women making changes all over the world.
A friend of mine, who is the founder of the M restaurant group in China and an IMF board member in Hong Kong, had recommended me as a speaker — lucky me! The panel I was invited to was called “Social Entrepreneurship in a World Without Borders” and included Katharina, a German woman doing work in North Korea you wouldn’t believe possible, and Jennifer, who works in senior management at the Grameen Bank. Ann, our moderator, made sure that the panel became a success. She started out by saying, “If any of you talk for too long, I’m hitting you over the head with my microphone”, and even though her 5′-nothing stature seeemed to imply that it wouldn’t hurt too much, we did indeed believe that she was serious. Ann kept us in line and was fabulous at figuring out the flow she wanted from the panel and at asking just the right questions to get it. Continue Reading