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Race for Opportunity - DIVERSITY LIST 2016

Hong Kong, 21 March 2016, The International Day on the Elimination of Race Discrimination in Hong Kong


The Zubin Foundation today launched Race for Opportunity: Diversity List 2016, Hong Kong’s first list of ethnic minorities that are qualified and committed to serve on Hong Kong’s government committees. The list profiles 16 individuals across various professions who nominated themselves and who have been through a screening process with Spencer Stuart, a leading recruitment firm and partner on the project.


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Press release
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Speech by Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Secretary for Administration of HKSARG at the event


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Launch of Race for Opportunity: Diversity List

Shalini Speech by Shalini Mahtani, Co-Founder and Chair of The Zubin Foundation
panel Panel Discussion on “The Importance of Diversity on Government Bodies, voluntary committees and corporate boards in Hong Kong
Alice Au, Board Director, Spencer Stuart
Michael Chan, Chief Operations officer, Equal Opportunities Commission
Girish Jhunjhnuwala, Founder and CEO, Ovolo Group
Dr. Naubahar Sharif, Associate Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Anita Gidumal, Finance Adviser, Luxe City Guides
Dr. Theresa Cunanan, Senior Lecturer, Hong Kong Baptist University



Congratulations to six of our 2016 Finalists who was invited to join the seven government advisory committees:

DL appointment Rizwan EOC   DL appointment Rizwan   Anita West Kowloon   Shalini S 2 01   Sabita Prakash 01   TheresaCunanan 02 03   AnitaGidumal 02 03   VijayHarilela 02 03


Press Coverage

1 A case for inclusion: Carrie Lam pledges to tout list of 16 ethnic minority Hongkongers for government advisory positions,
SCMP, 21 March 2016
2 Think tank pushes govt with 'Diversity List',
RTHK, 21 March 2016
3 團體促政府多吸納少數族裔意見
now新聞台, 21 March
4 Diversity list: Foundation to publish list of ethnic minority representatives willing to serve on government committees,
SCMP, 21 March 2016
i-cable, 21 March 2016
林鄭指交各部門考慮 (港聞)

星島日報, 21 March 2016
商業電台, 21 March 2016
商業電台, 21 March 2016
蘋果日報, 21 March 2016
10 少數族裔冀入政府諮詢組織
Orange news, 21 March 2016
11 團體推薦少數族裔加入政府諮委會
香港商報, 22 March 2016
12 基金會公布多元名單
HK01, 21 March 2016
13 16少族才俊薦諮詢架構
香港文匯報, 22 March 2016
14 Minorities speak of language barriers,
The Standard, 22 March 2016
15 少數族裔冀加入政府諮詢組織
Headline, 21 March 2016
16 Embrace cultural diversity: CS,, 21 March
17 Hong Kong Today,
RTHK 3, 22 March 2016
18 Govt pushed on ethnic minority inclusion in advisory bodies,
ejinsight, 22 March 2016
19 Minorities to Government: We’re qualified and we want it,
Harbour Times, 22 March 2016
20 Backchat: Ethnic Minorities in Public Life,
RTHK Radio 3, 23 March 2016
21 Race for opportunity: Diversity List - Tanner De Witt supports local cause, Tanner De Witt, 21 March 2016





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