Meet the Team
Lena Wong, CFA
Lena brings with her a combined experience in finance and social impact. Graduated from Simon Fraser University, Canada with her BBA in Finance and Marketing, she started her career as a financial analyst in Hong Kong. Following that she served in number of asset management firms specializing in serving HNWI and institutional clients then she further herself by obtaining the qualification as a CFA charterholder.
With the arrival of her first child, Lena decided to invest the first few years focusing on the family and eventually landed herself into the social innovation space by founding Hong Kong Momtrepreneurs, a non-profit organization that empowers mothers to continue having their venture. She has also later founded a new venture Womentors to build better workplaces for companies and professional women. Alongside her consultancy business, she is also leading the pre career initiatives for 100 Women in Finance in Hong Kong. Over the years, she has developed strong passion in sustainability especially on gender equality and diversity & inclusion and she is very active serving herself as committee member and advisor in a number of organizations such as HK Association of Business and Professional Women and AIESEC.
A mother of two girls, Lena is passionate to build a more empathic world with more gratitude for our next generation. In her leisure time, she enjoys having a sip of coffee or wine with friends and is eager to learn.
Maria is a serial entrepreneur, licensed career coach and design thinker – Irish by heritage, London by professional training and Asia-located by choice.
Starting life in Ireland, her path through education led her to completing an MSc in International Development at University of London & Southbank University. Combining work and travel gave foundation to chapters all over the world – USA, France, Greece, Italy but ultimately, London was where her professional life found its home. Inspired to work at the nexus of business and social change, Maria developed and led projects for an international social enterprise and then went on to launch my own business, Passion Organic. During that time, she also served as a Board Member for Social Venture Network Europe, a front runner CSR initiative, including members such at Ben &8 Jerrys, The Body Shop, Rabobank and Aveda, amongst many others. The practical experience of running her own business alongside the insights gained from working with international business leaders was such a formative experience which laid the foundation for her next chapter.
Taking time out for a parenting pause led Maria to her own career and life redesign which ultimately gave birth to Disegno.life. Her work now is a culmination of ten years of professional training, working and developing her practice as a career coach and design thinker. Sharing and hearing the clients’ stories and bearing witness to their tenacity, energy and drive as they reshape and redesign their career and life plans is an utter privilege.
Disegno.life focuses on partnering in projects which have been set up to empower women from all backgrounds, at every stage of their career and life trajectory.
From that place of working together, enabling and supporting, Disegno.life is delighted to be developing joint initiatives with Womentors.
And home…Maria now live in Bangkok with her partner Paul, and her two football crazy boys, Luca and Marco.
A seasoned PR, marketing specialist, and college lecturer for over 12 years, Carol is now a social entrepreneur with her training company, iNNOVGoals, to provide ESG workshops and sustainability education programs to corporates and schools to advocate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. She was appointed as UN Affairs Commissioner for Asia & the Pacific by Junior Chamber International (JCI). She visited the United Nations New York Headquarters as a delegate for Youth Partnership Summit to mobilize the SDGs movement. Carol is the first Certified 2030 SDGs Game Facilitator and a GRI Certified Sustainability Professional in sustainability reporting.
Diversity Equity and Inclusion Lead
Yee-On has embraced feminist values with DEI elements prior to obtaining an MA in Gender Studies, which further sparked a journey of social innovation. While managing the Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge, Yee-On focused on advocating the SDGs using the Design Thinking approach, which emphasizes empathy.
Yee-On is also a professional facilitator who believes that drama has the power to change society. After pursuing a Professional Diploma in Applied Theatre and Drama Education, Yee-On delivers DEI training workshops that infuse the spirit of feminism into all training elements, facilitating genuine transformation.
Yee-On is a co-founder of a religious LGBT pastoral care support group and a sign language interpreter for the Hong Kong Catholic Pastoral Association of the Deaf.