Wang Wei Tong Phoebe
Body confidence advocate, youth empowerment representative and disability awareness activist
Wang Wei Tong Phoebe is a youth advocate with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), based in Hong Kong. She speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
“I believe that in order to truly deliver the thoughts and voices of girls from different upbringings, age groups and professions, the first step is to build a personal connection with different people so as to hear their stories.”
Phoebe is an experienced public speaker, award-winning presenter and body confidence campaigner. She is actively engaged in voluntary services that revolve around young people with disabilities, empowering students with Special Education Needs by sharing schooling experiences with her peers.
She is the author of a research paper “Is gender equality achieved in Hong Kong”, which evaluates Hong Kong’s gender equity through interviews on gender stereotypes and analysis of women’s participation in the economic and political sector.
As a student at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Phoebe co-founded of the university group Girls Empowerment Network (GEN), which seeks to engage male and female students in discussions around gender discrimination, social expectations and career empowerment.
She is a Manager of Enactus Hong Kong, a global student society that promotes and believes in creating impact through social entrepreneurship projects and has previous experience with The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, which focuses on empowering youths in Hong Kong through activities and exchanges.
Phoebe has also been a schools ambassador for the Free Being Me body confidence campaign, organising activities across 12 months to advocate and promote the value of inner beauty.
Ask Phoebe about:
-Gender equality in Hong Kong and measures to tackle the issue
-Girls Empowerment Network