WEN featured on RTHK Radio 3

WEN featured on RTHK Radio 3

WEN was featured on the 123 Show on RTHK Radio 3 on 8th Dec 2021.
Geetanjali Dhar(chairwoman) and Sharlene Jacquier (board member) spoke at length about WEN and how they offer Women Entrepreneurs at all stages of their business – great support, guidance and expertise from professionals.
Check out their interview with Saadia Usmani here.

 

 

 

 

WEN Chairwoman featured in ‘HKSAR at 25’ series produced by China Daily Hong Kong

WEN Chairwoman featured in ‘HKSAR at 25’ series produced by China Daily Hong Kong

In the third episode of “HKSAR at 25”, China Daily speaks to a trailblazing Indian entrepreneur in the education space, Geetanjali Dhar, who has lived in Hong Kong for 23 years. Dhar talks about how she began her goal of better integrating the youth of Hong Kong ethnic minorities, and why she and her family now call Hong Kong home.

To watch the video, please click here.

 

 

WEN Chairwoman interviewed by Channel News Asia

WEN Chairwoman interviewed by Channel News Asia

WEN Chairwoman, Geetanjali Dhar was interviewed by Channel News Asia, on the momentous occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of HKSAR. In this interview she talks about the immense opportunities that Hong Kong continues to offer for businesses to thrive in.

Watch the video here. Geetanjali’s part can be viewed from 19:05 onwards in the video clip.

 

 

 

 

WEN Spotlight: Felda Yeung

WEN Spotlight: Felda Yeung

WEN would like to applaud Members who have had great wins, overcome obstacles, used innovative approaches or made other strides as an entrepreneur and who are ready to share their tips with you!

We are delighted to showcase Felda Yeung, Partner at Gall Solicitors.

Business Nature: Law Firm

Business Start Date: 2011

Best Achievement to Date: Co-heading the firm’s employment practice.

How is your company unique?

Gall is a boutique disputes resolution law firm that help clients navigate and resolve their legal disputes.

My motto is to help clients understand the legal issues and resolve the dispute in a manner that best suits their objectives. I will tailor the litigation strategy to each client’s individual needs, whether they are corporate clients or individuals, with the aim that they can reach an expeditious resolution (whether it be through litigation or settlement) so that they can focus on growing their business.

How do you transform a challenge into an opportunity?

I had a big trial that was scheduled to be heard in 2020 during the start of the COVID pandemic when the HK Courts were shut. The case started 14 years ago (the underlying dispute involves the royalties payable for the production of VCDs and DVDs!) and the legal team had spent a lot of time and effort to get the case ready for trial. For the longest time it looked as if we would have to adjourn the trial (and all our efforts will be wasted) since all Courts were closed but we pulled through! My case became the very first case in HK to have a telephone directions hearing so that the Judge could finalise directions for the trial, and this laid down the foundation for the Court to now regularly have telephone and video conference hearings. 

Where do you see your company in the next 3 years?

Our practice keeps getting stronger and stronger with more high-profile cases, such as acting for a group of ad hoc bond holders in the recovery of funds from Luckin Coffee after their collapse in Mainland China and the US stock market. I think the firm, especially the employment practice, will continue to grow and flourish. 

What are your top tips to share with other women entrepreneurs?

  • A fellow female partner gave me this tip when I first became a working mother. She said that every day there are balls to juggle. Some balls are glass, some are plastic. It’s okay to drop a plastic ball, it will bounce. The key is to know – for that day what is the plastic and what is the glass. This is something I think about on hard days and it helps me prioritise my goals for that day.
  • Appreciate that the last 10% time needed to finalise any piece of work will always take much longer than 10% of the time needed for the overall project and plan accordingly.
  • Always proof-read!

One thing women should do more of?

Speak up more often!

WEN Sponsor Spotlight: Janice Chew

WEN Sponsor Spotlight: Janice Chew

WEN would like to applaud Members who have had great wins, overcome obstacles, used innovative approaches or made other strides as an entrepreneur and who are ready to share their tips with you!

We are delighted to showcase our Premium Member : Janice Chew of JC Legal

Business Nature: Law Firm

Business Start Date:  2014 as JC Corporate

Best Achievement to Date: Our Virtual Legal Clinic won GOLD GLOBEE® for Best Service to Combat and Reduce the Impact of COVID-19. As of May 2022, it has empowered 40+ people and donated HK$10,000+ to our charity partner, Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre.

Tell us about your entrepreneurial journey:

JC Legal was not my first venture, and not my last either. My first attempt as an entrepreneur was in 2014, with JC Corporate, a company offering cross-boundary corporate and business- consultancy service. After I became a mother 5 years ago, I began to think about starting my own law firm, not only to give her flexibility but also to enable me to design and deliver legal services the way I wanted to, and the way I envision the industry should – in a manner that was unlike more traditional firms with heritage to uphold. I love coming up with solution and options, creating value for my clients and executing the service as we grow together.

How is your company unique?

JC Legal is known for our bespoke solutions. Headquartered in Hong Kong with offices in Malaysia and the UK, as well as foreign lawyers in PRC and France, we pride ourselves on a global footprint armed with deep, local expertise. We work with trusted partners all over the world to deliver cross-border advisory unique to your needs. JC Legal is a law firm that looks like a startup: a visionary leader, a young team, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a bold commitment to empower and reshape the business community quite unlike our industry, backed by sound legal knowledge and creativity.

We have established a broad practice in corporate and commercial law, regulatory compliance and dispute resolution. Our mission is to serve as the support system of business owners, so they can focus on what they do best. Our flagship Startup Steward Programme has nurtured 100+ high-growth companies, including trailblazers in FinTech and crypto, and industry leaders in their own right.

We are a team of professional lawyers in Hong Kong. We know about risks, and turn them in your favour.

How do you transform a challenge into an opportunity?

The Virtual Legal Clinic was an opportunity arisen from the pandemic, that has touched the lives of many who encounter legal challenges in business, career and personal life. With the on-going global anxiety and social distancing, we refuse to see our clients’ interest as the scapegoat. By being available to the world, we launched this programme, dedicated to ease the stress from urgent situations and to become the second professional opinion for any major decisions.

Our Virtual Legal Clinic won GOLD GLOBEE® for Best Service to Combat and Reduce the Impact of COVID-19. As of May 2022, it has empowered 40+ people and donated HK$10,000+ to our charity partner, Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre.

Where do you see your company in the next 3 years?

As much as I am proud of my close team and the business we have built, I would like to strengthen the professional network of JC Legal in Southeast Asia. Apart from our current partners in Malaysia and connections in Thailand, I foresee growing our reach in Indonesia and Vietnam in the next 3 years, or even less.

I envision JC Legal to becoming the go-to law firm in Hong Kong for bespoke solutions, and hopefully a known cross-border law firm within Southeast Asia. I am happy to say the first step is made by being selected as the Hong Kong representative lawyer of Cross Border M&A in the Global Law Experts Network. I am beyond excited to see what’s next.

What are your top tips to share with other women entrepreneurs?

  • Never look down on yourself – you can achieve everything you want to if you devote the effort and dedication into your goal.
  • Stay curious – meet people from all kinds of industry, talk to people at the café, in a gallery, at an event… that’s how you stay interested in life and interesting as a person.
  • You are stronger than you think you are – a lot of times we think we cannot make it; as much as I appreciate vulnerability and seeking help when needed, we are always much more capable than we thought we are. So, believe in yourself and become that proud achiever.
WEN Sponsor Spotlight: Charu Surtani

WEN Sponsor Spotlight: Charu Surtani

WEN would like to applaud Members who have had great wins, overcome obstacles, used innovative approaches or made other strides as an entrepreneur and who are ready to share their tips with you!

We are delighted to showcase our Premium Member : Charu Surtani of Travel Tricks Hong Kong Ltd

Business Nature: Destination Management Company (Travel – Inbound & Outbound – Mice)

Business Start Date:  13 February 2018

Best Achievement to Date: 

Tell us about your entrepreneurial journey:

I have been in the travel and events industry for over 25 years and on 13 Feb 2018 I decided to turn my passion for events and travelling, by starting my own company and to be the entrepreneur I am today.

Travel Tricks was established as a way to aid clientele with custom made solutions by leveraging my vast experience and valued connections in this industry.

The name Travel Tricks was born from the wonder people experienced when their needs were well taken care of. I became known as the ‘Magician of the Hospitality Industry’ because nothing was impossible for me!

How is your company unique?

We are a bespoke destination management company. We provide tailor-made and consultancy services for our leisure and corporate clients based on their needs and we are also closely working on new trends of travel which is very unique. 

How do you transform a challenge into an opportunity?

Take any challenge as a new opportunity and you will find a way forward. For example, when the pandemic hit, it was a big downfall for the travel business. We managed to start a local events company during that phase and we expanded travel tricks globally and we now have 2 offices, one in Hong Kong and the other in Dubai. We have also partnered with a firm in India. We viewed every downfall as an opportunity to grow. 

What is the next step for your business?

We aspire to be a very well known ‘Destination Management Company’ world wide. 

What are your top tips to share with other women entrepreneurs?

  • Always remember your competition is only better than what you were yesterday.
  • The pain and struggle you go through today paves the path for your future happiness.
  • Successful entrepreneurs need the following 4 key attributes to grow their business: Security, regular schedule, headspace and control.