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WEN Expert Circles: Success Stories

  • 8 Jun 2022
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • The Envoy, 3/F, The Pottinger Hong Kong, 74 Queen's Road Central, Central
  • 4


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Here is your chance to sit with an inspiring women founder and talk with her and two others in an informal setting about her journey and at the same time meet other  like-minded founders.

At this new WEN event, you will have the opportunity to book with the founder of your choice. During that time you will introduce your company to the group (max 4 to a table) and then the founder will talk about their journey and lead a discussion on relevant business issues.

We hope the time with these amazing women will inspire you, and the small circle you are sitting with to share your experiences, give each other tips and encouragement along the way.

We have booked tables of 4 at the Envoy restaurant in Central. Each table can order any item they wish during this time together which might include the Envoy's famous tea set. Kindly note participants are subject to the cost of their meal/drinks.

Below is the list of inspiring women who will be participating. Please give your top 3 choices when you register for the event. We will make every effort to confirm your first choice but cannot guarantee. Groups will be on a first come, first served basis.

Registrations closed!

Presenter Details:

Angela Chow, Chairlady and CEO at Cachet Group (SOLD OUT)

Angela is in the world of investments/public company listings and fund raising.There are very few women founders in this industry and she not only has built an amazing business by herself, she has made a name for herself not only in Hong Kong but in China and in the region. Her network is vast and she is constantly being sought after by the big names in Asia to help them with their new ventures. Her story will be inspiring to hear and it will show how hard work can pave the way in an industry dominated by men.

Katya Virshilas, Founder, Ballroom Bees (SOLD OUT)

If you ever wanted to meet a movie star, here is your chance. Katya has been dancing ballroom from a very young age and winning competitions worldwide. Her choreographing work led her into dancing in movies with Antonio Bandares ("Take the Lead") as well as performing on "Dancing with the Stars" in UK. After settling in Hong Kong, she started Ballroom Bees right before the Pandemic and has succeeded in growing her business in this crazy time. She will be able to help founders, start-ups and others with tips on how she started her business at a challenging time and made it work for her. She also is an expert on how to use your own brand image to help your company grow. 

Ivy Wong Stephens, Chief Customer Officer and Founder, Wholefoods Asia Limited (SOLD OUT)

When it comes to knowing how to set up an online business in Hong Kong BEFORE online was the hot topic, IVY is the queen. She has had an online platform for 10+ years and has immeasurable expertise on how to set up, maintain and grow this business. Finding people who can grow an online business is extremely hard, as it's not an easy process with many challenges to overcome. Come, join the discussion with Ivy on finding the right fit for your online business.

Koren Thomas, Director of Epicland, Indoor Adventure Playground (SOLD OUT)

What does hairdressing and Hong Kong’s biggest indoor playroom have in common? Koren Thomas… She is a super charged entrepreneur that spends her days helping her clients understand their hair care needs but uses the rest of her spare time to start up and run Epicland in Discovery Bay.

Koren’s experience is immense - dealing with staffing requirements, IP issues, HK Govt’ regulations and having to make changes when concepts, products or events do not meet their targets. What is great about Koren is not only can you talk to her about business issues , she is one of Hong Kong's leading hair stylists and can give you great tips on new hair wellness techniques and products we should be trying or already using.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, 8 June 2022
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
VenueThe Envoy, 3/F, The Pottinger Hong Kong, 74 Queen's Road Central
Premium Member Price: HKD 200
Member Price: HKD 450

We would like to thank our Gold Sponsors for this event - T8 Corporate Services. If you have any admin, bookkeeping or ComSec needs and would like to chat with Sharon McEneff,  Managing Director of T8 Corporate, please book your spot to meet her at 2.30pm at the venue or by emailing us at

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