Google sponsored a series of workshops to empower women entrepreneurs through online resources. These included Blueprint , the co-working space in TaiKoo Place owned by Swire which currently houses 200 entrepreneurs and Cocoon, another co-working space in Causeway Bay run by the visionary Erica Ma.
The TWF-ANZ Women Entrepreneurs Accelerator Program is a special initiative we are launching as part of WEN and we're excited about how it will allow us to focus close-up on our 20 Accelerator participants and contribute to their progress from close quarters.
If we're going to make this revolution a success, the business community has a critical part to play and not just as role models, mentors, colleagues and volunteers. I know many of you are already performing these roles driven by a passion to alter the future.
From today, let's ALL embrace the entrepreneur inside us to bring about brighter prospects for women and girls and their families.
Su-Mei Thompson is chief executive of The Women's Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in Hong Kong.
This story is an edited version of a speech given by Su-Mei at the launch of the TWF-ANZ Women Entrepreneurs Accelerator Program.