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Meet Hong Kong's first Chief Purpose Officer, who helps CEOs and their teams unleash and activate purpose as part of a company’s winning strategy!
Karen Seymour is Hong Kong’s first Chief Purpose Officer. She joined human at work in May 2019, helping leaders and their teams activate purpose to create high performance organizations, humans who thrive and a better world.
She formerly led the Li & Fung Foundation and community engagement at the Fung Group of companies, spearheading the launch of purpose, leading global campaigns and events, and mobilizing change makers worldwide amongst over 40,000 employees in 350 locations worldwide.
A movement-maker and collaborator, Karen connects people to big ideas that lead to big impact. She has built a career spanning 25 years based in Hong Kong as an agile leader with diverse experience across a number of industries.
Her career began in Toronto, Canada at Manulife Financial and continued in financial services in sales, marketing and account management after moving to Hong Kong in 1993. She held leadership positions at Datastream (now Thomson Reuters), Morgan Stanley Capital International, Rimes Technologies and State Street Global Advisors.
Tapping into her passions for fitness and the environment, she started up a wellness company to bring fun fitness to children and a digital newspaper company for more sustainable news solutions. She thrives by connecting to the natural world, spending time on the water and in the mountains and is obsessed with paddling, hiking and helping to protect our environment.
Karen has served as a board director of the Li & Fung Foundation and the Canadian International School parent’s board, she is an advocate and former Chapter Leader for Room to Read, she volunteers as a consultant with Asian Charity Services and is a non-profit advisor.
Her own purpose journey has been forged through decades of seeing and experiencing social needs, sparking awareness and action, and witnessing the transformative power of purpose when hearts and minds are tapped for good.
All volunteer hours must be completed during 1 June 2019 to 19 November 2019.
Dinner will be held at Garage Society Sai Ying Pun on 26 November 2019 at 7:15pm - 9:30pm.
Cost per person is HK$150 (Full-time students aged 25 or below)/ HK$250 (General Participants) to support the running costs of our charity and our mission to make volunteerism mainstream.
Special thank to our Venue Sponsor:
Garage Academy is Garage Society’s (https://www.thegaragesociety.com/hong-kong) knowledge-sharing platform with a mission to nurture the leaders of the new generation workforce through a wide curation of classes, workshops and community events rooted in innovation and emerging technologies.
Join our digital community Garage Commons (https://commons.thegaragesociety.com/) now to connect with fellow entrepreneurial minds, build your personal & professional skill set, and innovate & grow your business!
Dinner with Karen (26 Nov 2019)
Dinner will be held at Garage Society Sai Ying Pun on 26 Nov 2019 at 7:15pm - 9:30pm.