The commonly held belief is that the purpose of a business is to make money and to generate returns for its stakeholders. Whilst this statement holds true for most intents and purposes, it also oversimplifies the driver of a business' success. Behind every great company is a team of great people, who are increasingly prioritizing having a greater sense of purpose as motivation for work. In a recent talent trends report by Page Personnel, having a greater sense of purpose in the workplace ranked third as a factor that influences candidates' decisions on where to work, only behind salary and company culture and values.1
So what can an organization do to imbue their people, its greatest asset, with purpose? And what does this mean for an individual? How does purpose provide more job satisfaction and fulfilling careers?
Join us to learn more about purpose from Hong Kong's first Chief Purpose Officer, Karen Seymour.
Karen Seymour is Hong Kong’s first Chief Purpose Officer, helping leaders and their teams activate purpose to create high performance organizations, humans who thrive and a better world. She formerly led the Li & Fung Foundation and community engagement at the Fung Group of companies, spearheading the launch of purpose, leading global campaigns and events, and mobilizing stakeholders worldwide to be a force for good. She works with the dynamic team at Human at Work, a strategy lab helping leaders develop breakthrough strategies and plans to win and grow, across industries and markets.
She has built a career spanning over 25 years as an entrepreneurial leader with diverse experience at large companies and startups, in industries including financial markets, supply chain, media, philanthropy and wellness. Her own purpose journey has been forged through decades of serving in communities, seeing and experiencing social needs, sparking awareness and action, and witnessing the transformative power of purpose when hearts and minds are tapped for good. Karen is also an Advisor and Board Member to for-impact organizations and a regular speaker and subject matter expert on purpose and social impact.
1 The Great X 2022 the Year of Opportunity, Page Personnel, April 2022
Keynote Speaker: Karen Seymour, Chief Purpose Officer (Human at Work)
Date: Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Time: 4:30 pm HKT / 9:30am BST
2022 EVENT CALENDAR
January 20 WFF US: Lead Like a Woman, Part II
February 16 - 18 Global Fund Finance Symposium
TBD WFF US: Wit & Wisdom - A Career in Venture Investing
June 21 WFF US: Credit Infrastructure Panel
June 28 European Fund Finance Symposium
June 29 WFF Europe: Networking Brunch in London, in conjunction with the European Fund Finance Symposium
November 1 Asia-Pacific Fund Finance Symposium
2021 EVENT CALENDAR
January 14 WFF Europe: Career Change- The Big Decision
February 25 WFF Europe: “Difficult” work relation(ship)s
September 23 WFF US: Andy Warhol Portfolios- A Life in Pop Works
October 18 WFF US: Fireside Chat with Carla Harris
December 8 WFF Global: ESG V - ESG Governance
2020 EVENT CALENDAR
February 12 Networking Boat Trip, Miami
February 12-14 FFA Global Symposium, Miami
February 20 Wit & Wisdom 2019 Recap
March 3 THE NEXT REVOLUTION –RECLAIMING YOUR DIGITAL IDENTITY
March 19 Lead Like a Woman by Mastering the Power Game- POSTPONED
March 19 WFF London: Confident Anywhere- POSTPONED
March 25 California Networking Event in Los Angeles- POSTPONED
March 26 California Networking Event in Palo Alto- POSTPONED
May 7 Wit & Wisdom 2020- POSTPONED
May 27 WFF Global State of the Market
June 10 WFF Europe: The Impact of COVID-19 on Fund Finance Deals
June 24 WFF Asia: Industry 4.0 - Keeping Pace with Change
July 1 WFF US: Real Estate
July 8 WFF US: Career Progression in the time of COVID
August 5 WFF Asia: Fireside Chat with Shellye Archambeau
August 6 WFF Europe: Fireside Chat with Shellye Archambeau
August 10 WFF US: Fireside Chat with Shellye Archambeau
September 9 WFF US: A Conversation with Lauren Herring
September 23 WFF US: Private Equity Secondaries Update
October 7 WFF Europe: Wit & Wisdom- Return to Work
October 29 WFF US: Building & Maintaining Healthy Working Relationships
November 10 WFF US: A Conversation with Leading Women in Energy
November 12 WFF Asia & UK: Personal Presentation Ltd - Confident Anywhere
November 25 WFF UK: Stepping up to Leadership
December 1 WFF US: Corporate Dept Panel
December 7 WFF US: Personal Presentation Ltd - Confident Anywhere
December 17 WFF US: Personal Presentation Ltd - Confident Anywhere, Part 2
2019 EVENT CALENDAR
March 8 Wit & Wisdom 1: Networking in Male-Dominated Fields, New York
March 13 Return to Work, London
March 24 Networking Boat Trip, Miami
March 25-26 FFA Global Symposium, Miami
April 10 Professional Development Coaching, New York
May 1 Board-Ready Bootcamp (invitation only), New York
May 7 Movie Screening and Networking Social, Hong Kong
May 9 Art and Cocktail Networking Reception, New York
May 16 Wit & Wisdom 2: Working Through Female Stigmas & Stereotypes, New York
June 12 Peloton Studio and Networking Event, New York
June 19 Networking Social and Film Screening, London
June 20 FFA Europe Symposium, London
June 26 Public Speaking Skills Presentation and Networking Event, Hong Kong
July 18 Wit & Wisdom 3: Advocating for Yourself, New York
July 25 Wit & Wisdom London 1: Networking in Male-Dominated Fields, London
September 18 Wit & Wisdom 4: Navigating Gender Inequality, Diversity and Inclusivity Barriers, New York
September 25 FFA Asia Pacific Symposium, Hong Kong
September 26 Wit & Wisdom London 2
October 9 Heard through the Grapevine: A Conversation with Sunaina Sethi
October 10 Wit & Wisdom New York: Career Negotiations
October 23 Wit & Wisdom London: Working Through Female Stigmas & Stereotypes
November 18 Tips for Board of Directors When Everyone Is Stressed, New York
November 27 Wit & Wisdom London
December 10 Branding Photography Event
Women in Fund Finance has hosted a series of networking events focused on diversity, career advocacy and women in the boardroom.
* Socials including the screening of the film "Equity" and photography exhibition.
* Women on Boards discussion and networking in London and NYC featuring Trewstar, Carlyle, Deloitte, Wells Fargo, Direct Women and EA Hughes.
* Career Advocacy roundtable and panel discussion in London and NYC featuring: TPG, Blackstone, JC Flowers ad Wells Fargo.
* Speed Networking event in NYC featuring presentation training from The Latimer Group and attended by more than 120 female executives.
* Career Workshops. WFF Europe held its first career breakfast with negotation skills by Christine Brown-Quinn, The Female Capitalist® training specially for junior to mid-level female executives in fund finance.
* Paris Industry Outlook, featuring Natixis, Validus, DWS, IK Investment Partners, McDermott, Will & Emery.