Breaking Barriers raises over US$10,000 at annual cocktail party in support of The Women's Foundation

Breaking Barriers hosted its sixth annual cocktail party on 27 May 2014 raising over US$10,000 in support of The Women's Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of women in Hong Kong through research, community programmes, education, media engagement and advocacy. Funds raised will support the production of a documentary by The Women's Foundation titled She Objects which will examine the scale and impact of gender stereotypes in the media in Hong Kong.

The cocktail party featured a lucky draw with over 100 items from our generous donors (many of them firm clients) including luxury fashion apparel, fine wine, restaurant vouchers, personal training sessions, and even an all-inclusive trip to Hua Hin, Thailand. There were also tote bags designed by Tory Burch in collaboration with The Women's Foundation available for sale, with all proceeds going to The Women's Foundation. 80 clients and 40 members of Hogan Lovells attended the event.

The evening was also attended by Su-Mei Thompson, CEO of The Woman's Foundation; Dr York Chow; Chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission; and Crystal Kwok, director of She Objects who presented a brief trailer of the documentary (which can be found here).

For more information on The Women's Foundation, please visit


About Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers is a branded networking platform for professional women set up by Hogan Lovells. Its aim is to bring professional women together and foster an environment where they can share their experience and network with like-minded individuals.

Since 2009, Breaking Barriers has hosted over 35 different and unique events across Asia and Middle East. We organise topical seminars on a variety of subjects ranging from art, business success stories, leadership, current affairs, history, diversity issues and charity events.

In recognition of its outstanding achievements, Breaking Barriers was awarded "Best gender diversity initiative by an international firm" at the Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards.

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