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Wed, 21 Apr



Futures of Leadership: Reflections on Feminist Leadership in Post-Pandemic Asia

April 21 2021 @ 12:30-2pm

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Futures of Leadership: Reflections on Feminist Leadership in Post-Pandemic Asia
Futures of Leadership: Reflections on Feminist Leadership in Post-Pandemic Asia

Time & Location

21 Apr 2021, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm HKT


About the Event

GenderPlus Seminar Series

Futures of Leadership: Reflections on Feminist Leadership in Post-Pandemic Asia

Date: Wednesday, 21st April 2021

Time: 12:30-2pm

Delivery via Zoom

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Join us for a panel discussion on what leadership means in a post-pandemic world. Our panelists will draw on a range of disciplinary perspectives and will reflect on contemporary understandings of leadership, leadership as an individual and institutional endeavour, emergent leadership values and models and the futures of leadership in Asia.

Our Panelists

Dr. Staci Ford is an Affiliate Associate Professor in the HKU Faculty of Arts. She teaches in the Department of History as well as in American Studies and Gender Studies. She is a cultural historian who writes about gender as it intersects with and is informed by cultural, national, transnational, and generational formations. She is the author of Troubling American Women: Narratives of Gender and Nation in Hong Kong and Mabel Cheung Yuen-Ting’s An Autumn’s Tale. She is currently writing about Transpacific “new” manhood(s) and  leadership through visual and media cultures, self-help genres, Diversity & Inclusion curricula, and memoir.

Jane Horan, EdD. is a researcher, consultant and executive coach working with multinationals on developing inclusive workplaces and with individuals to find purpose at work. She is the author of three books: I Wish I'd Known That Earlier in My Career: The Power of Positive Workplace Politics, a business book used by corporate universities globally, How Asian Women Lead: Lessons for Global Corporations to show new perspectives on leadership and careers, and Now It’s Clear: The Career You Own to find what matters most at work.

Puja Kapai is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Convenor of the Women’s Studies Research Centre and Director of the Social Justice Summer Internship programme at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). She is an expert in international human rights law, minority rights, and intersectional legal studies, focusing in particular on the rights of communities marginalised on grounds of gender, race, religion, sexuality, and citizenship specifically in the areas of education, poverty, democratic participation, language rights, hate speech and gender- and race-based violence and discrimination. Her research has had a far-reaching impact, influencing the development and implementation of new policies and measures to ensure equal protection and fulfilment of the rights of ethnic minorities. Professor Kapai is a frequent Keynote Speaker on issues of minority rights, migrants, gender justice and children’s rights in Hong Kong and overseas. She has appeared before various treaty bodies of the United Nations to share her expertise. Most recently, she was invited to present at the United Nations Forum on Minority Issues in 2019 on the educational rights of ethnic minority girls and at the Asia-Pacific Regional UN Forum on Minority Issues in 2020, she presented a regional overview of laws against hate speech. Professor Kapai received the International Women of Courage Hong Kong Award 2015, HKU Faculty of Law’s Outstanding Teaching Award 2016 and its Knowledge Exchange Award 2017 and the American Chamber of Commerce’s Women of Influence Professional Woman of the Year Award 2019.

Dr. Elizabeth LaCouture is an Assistant Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Hong Kong. She is the founding director of the Gender Studies Programme at HKU. Elizabeth is a historian of women and gender in China and East Asia. She is the author of Dwelling in the World: Family. House, and Home in Tianjin, China, 1860-1960. Her current research examines gender, race and beauty in the Chinese world. Elizabeth seeks to develop inclusive pedagogies and inspire students of all genders to become feminist leaders.

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