8 Badass Female Entrepreneurs You Need To Know in Hong Kong
1/8 Nana Chan
In a city with a coffee shop on every corner, Chan is on a mission to make tea hot again—one cup at a time. Her contemporary teahouse Teakha is an oasis of calm in Sheung Wan, and last year she launched craft tea company Plantation to get Hong Kong brewing again.
2/8 Norma Chu
In the space of five years, Chu has turned her popular food blog into a multi-channel lifestyle platform that hits 150 million views a month in Mainland China. No wonder the savvy digital entrepreneur is being dubbed a “millennial Martha Stewart”.
3/8 Nicole Fung
Co-founder of Missbish and That Food Cray
Not content with being a mastermind behind just one genre-defining lifestyle blog—with food and travel site That Food Cray—Fung is also co-founder of Missbish, a female-focused digital platform that recently launched its own line of athleisure.
See Nicole Fung’s full profile.
4/8 Lindsay Jang
Co-founder of Yardbird, Ronin and Sunday’s Grocery
Jang is the powerhouse behind some of Hong Kong’s most disruptive dining concepts. Her restaurant Yardbird, a no-reservations izakaya, is still one of the hottest tables in the city, years after first opening. She’s also a yoga practitioner and co-founded Missbish with Nicole Fung. So yeah, not much one for lying about.
See Lindsay Jang’s full profile.
5/8 Betty Ng
In 2015, Ng left OMA and the mentorship of ‘starchitect’ Rem Koolhaas to go it alone—and hasn’t looked back since. Her architecture startup Collective recently picked up a Silver at the DFA Design for Asia Awards 2017 for its first-ever project, and continues to take on ever more ambitious commissions.
See Betty Ng’s full profile.
6/8 Ying Kwok
Founder, Art Appraisal Club
Kwok worked around the world as an in-demand curator before returning to Hong Kong in 2013 to launch Art Appraisal Club, a platform to encourage critical thinking and discussion by disseminating exhibition news, reviews and art-related essays. Oh, and she also curated the Hong Kong Pavilion at last year’s Venice Biennale. No biggie.
See Ying Kwok’s full profile.
7/8 Elaine Yan Ling Ng
Founder, The Fabrick Lab
Multi-media artist Ng is on a mission to put the Hong Kong textiles industry back on the map. Her startup The Fabrick Lab uses a combination of traditional fabric-weaving techniques and cutting-edge biomimicry (design based on the principles of nature and biology) to create stunning pieces you’ll want.
See Elaine Yan Ling Ng’s full profile.
8/8 Xania Wong
Wong is the founder of Jobdoh, a recruitment platform that uses AI to match companies with temporary workers. In the space of just a couple of years, Jobdoh has turned into Hong Kong’s leading online marketplace for on-demand hiring, helping hundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers find employment in the process.
See Xania Wong’s full profile.