Asian Alumnae Symposium

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Hong Kong: November 7–9, 2014

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Are you a Mount Holyoke College alumna who comes from Asia, currently or formerly resides there, or just wants to visit and learn more about Asia?

Join us in Hong Kong at the inaugural Mount Holyoke Asian Alumnae Symposium for a weekend of networking and conversation as we explore how education, economic freedom, and the entrepreneurial spirit are making Asia increasingly competitive.

Asian Symposium 2014

Keynote Speakers:

Guest Speakers:

  • Lynn Pasquerella ’80, president, Mount Holyoke College
  • Maimuna Ahmad ’09, founder and CEO, Teach for Bangladesh
  • Fahima Aziz ’79, vice chancellor of the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Lisa Belkin, senior national correspondent, Yahoo News
  • Iris Chen ’11, founder, managing director of BMT Art
  • Robin Northup Conn ’78, career development manager of Asia-Pacific, People Operations (HR), Bloomberg L.P., Singapore
  • Mary Graham Davis ’65, chair of Mount Holyoke College board of trustees
  • Vanessa Fong ’08, university guidance counselor, Victoria Shanghai Academy, Hong Kong
  • Pascale Fung, professor, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; founding director of InterACT@HKUST
  • Samantha Ho Kriegel, vice president of development and communications, Teach for China
  • Erica Ma, community advisor, CoCoon
  • Fiona Kotur Marin, CEO and creative director of KOTUR
  • Jennifer Meehan, chair of Grameen Foundation India
  • Vijaya Pastala ’89, founder and CEO, Under the Mango Tree
  • Eva Paus, professor of economics and Carol Hoffmann Collins Director of the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, Mount Holyoke College
  • Cat Purvis Rust, founder and partner, Exicon Ltd.
  • Su-Mei Thompson, CEO, The Women’s Foundation
  • Frances Wong, chairman of the Board of Governors, Independent Schools Foundation
  • Wendy Xa ’93, founder of Presidio Knolls School, San Francisco, California

Weekend Overview:

Friday, November 7
• Daytime: Optional tours
• 6:30 p.m.: Opening reception and dinner at the Hong Kong Bankers Club

Saturday, November 8
(Except for dinner, Saturday’s program will take place at the Hong Kong Cricket Club)
• 8:00 a.m.: Continental breakfast
• 9:00 a.m.–noon: Morning program
• Noon–1:30 p.m.: Lunch and keynote speaker
• 2:00-5:00 p.m.: Afternoon program
• 7:00 p.m.: Gala evening, cocktails and dinner at the China Club

Sunday, November 9
• 10:30 a.m.: Dim Sum brunch
• Afternoon: Optional tour

Make Your Plans Now:

Make your plans now to join us November 7–9, 2014, in Hong Kong! A detailed program, registration, and other relevant information will be posted in early spring.

For questions, please email

Symposium Organizing Committee:

Eleanor Chang ’78
Nancy Sun ’80
Barbee Bartolome Chuidian ’90
Leslie Fu ’97