The Women's Network w/ the Education Committee Presents: Our Successful Canadian Women in Education

February 6, 2018, 18:00-20:30
KPMG, 8/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road
Central, Hong Kong
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The Women's Network with the Education Committee Present: 

Our Successful Canadian Women Series

Women in Education
Dr.Margaret Burnett, Tammie McGee, Annie Ho, and Elizabeth L. Thomson

Contributing to our Community
– the experience and achievements of three Canadian women in various forms of education –

About the Event:
The Women's Network with the Education Committee is proud to present the third annual "Our Successful Canadian Women Series", celebrating Women in Education featuring Dr. Margaret Burnett, Tammie McGee and Annie Ho. Come join us to hear how these Canadian women have contributed to the education scene in Hong Kong over the years, along with a discussion on education.

Opening remarks by Martine Vanesse, Head of Banking Compliance, Credit Suisse, and Director, The Women's Network, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
Presentations by Dr. Margaret Burnett, University of Hong Kong, Tammie McGee, Delia School of Canada, and Annie Ho, Bring Me A Book Hong Kong.
Panel moderated by Elizabeth L Thomson, Chairwoman, The Amber foundation (education for ethnic minorities), Founder and Chairwoman, The Women's Network, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Our speakers will share their:
  • journeys - as women making a difference in education and the community in HK, and where there are now personally and professionally; and
  • tips - for women working in education of all kinds whether in universities, schools, charities or corporations

Special remarks by Kayla Hill, NET Teacher and Corine Lin , McGill Institute of Education
Closing remarks by Michele Anderson, Vice Consul and Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macau

Networking with educators, women entrepreneurs, professionals and women in charities sharing ideas and experiences.
Connecting all sectors of the Canadian community in Hong Kong 

About the Speakers:

Dr. Margaret Burnett
Programme Director and Lecturer, Corporate Environmental Governance Programme of the Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Hong Kong

Margaret has 25+ years in the field of sustainability and a proven track record helping clients integrate sustainability into core organizational decision-making processes and culture. Working in partnership with organizations to build internal capacity to align their purpose with the need for environmental stewardship, community responsibility while achieving commercial success.  Margaret has lectured at Baptist University on business ethics and corporate social responsibility, has developed and delivered sustainability leadership training modules for large MNC, and partnered with International NGO Earthwatch to deliver experiential learning for leadership learning.  She is often a guest speaker, and partners with organizations in Hong Kong to provide support to their in-house Corporate Social Responsibility / Sustainable Development initiatives, including companies like Gammon, ACML, Towngas, Shangri-La Hotels Asia, AAHK, Sino Group, MTR corp., among others.

Tammie McGee 
Deputy Principal, Elementary Section
Delia School of Canada

Tammie McGee is the Deputy Principal of the Elementary Section of Delia School of Canada, an international school in Hong Kong offering the Ontario curriculum to a multicultural student body. While beginning her 31 year career in education as a teacher in the public school system in Ontario, Tammie McGee has spent most of her career overseas in international schools in Asia and Central America.  During her 23 years overseas she has, in addition to teaching in Hong Kong and El Salvador, held leadership positions in elementary secondary schools.  Although much of her career has been with Canadian education in Canada and Hong Kong, her experiences in El Salvador provided exposure to Advanced Placement (AP). She is an Ontario qualified principal and Canadian trained educator holding undergraduate degrees from Carleton University and the University of Toronto, a Master of Arts from Western University, and is pursuing a doctorate in education from Keele University. 

Annie Ho
Board Chair 
Bring Me A Book Hong Kong

Annie was born in Hong Kong, and raised in Canada by loving parents and in well-stocked public libraries. She is board chairperson of Bring Me A Book Hong Kong and a board governor of Feng Zikai Chinese Children’s Picture Book Award. A former lawyer, and a former columnist for South China Morning Post, she is the editor of Bring Me A Book’s English and Chinese children’s book guides. She devotes herself to her family, focuses on community work in children’s health and education, and finds great joy in reading both silently and aloud.


About the Moderator:

Elizabeth L. Thomson
The Amber Foundation

Elizabeth, a Governor of the Chamber and one of the Founding Directors , is the current chair of The Women’s Network . She is also the Honourary Chairwoman of The Women Entrepreneurs Network and the Chairwoman of her family charitable foundation The Amber Foundation which supports educational projects in Hong Kong for ethnic minorities and in India and Thunder Bay, Ontario her hometown. 


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