Updated: Aug 22
*Blog edited on 22 Aug 23 due to copyright reasons*
What a night that was! We want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to each and every one of you who joined us last night. Your presence truly made the night shine with empowerment and connection. ✨
We want to give a special shout-out to those of you who attended for the very first time, especially to those of you who bravely opened up about your journeys with social anxiety. We see you , and we are bursting with pride for your courage in stepping outside of your comfort zones. You inspire us to push boundaries and conquer our fears, and we are so grateful to have you as part of our vibrant community.
Before we proceed, we would like to take a moment to express our sincerest gratitude to our generous sponsors.
We are immensely grateful for the sponsors who provided our attendees with special gifts, which added an extra touch of joy and made the event even more memorable. Your contributions played a significant role in the success of the event, and we truly appreciate it! Your support and belief in our mission allows us to create transformative spaces and experiences that uplift and inspire. We couldn't have done it without you!
Now, let's set the scene and share a little behind-the-scenes story. Prior to the gathering, we were faced with a hurdle. One mishap occurred when my multi-destination ride 👀 left with everything we needed for the event. 🤯
Can you imagine?! We were left without our outfits (ahem, MY BRA), heels, hair straightener, steam iron, makeup, accessories, (and even my tampons) and all the bits and bobs we needed to set up the event. We were in a frenzy to prepare for the event, and all I had on hand was my phone, wallet and a set of the goodie bags print-outs (thank F* we packed the night before!). In that moment of panic, I hurried to our bare-shell space, The Women's Lounge. As I took a calming breath on our terrace, it dawned on me that our incredible community of women wouldn't be bothered by the absence of a little red bow on the goodie bags, the drink vouchers not being printed on card paper, or even if I wasn't wearing a bra... They would understand that what we are building here is so much bigger than just hosting an event. We are creating a space where women can thrive, where we can support one another not only in business and personal growth but also in those tiny, everyday moments that alleviate stress. Had our Women's Lounge already been established, I would have found everything I needed!
I was fortunate to have my best friend and founder of this wonderful network, Sarah, by my side in the safest place we could ever be (albeit no furnitures yet) – a place where our dreams and visions flourish, even when braless😂. Together, we navigated the unexpected and came out stronger, reminding us all of the incredible power of friendship and the resilience of women.
Lastly, we want to acknowledge that building businesses in Hong Kong can be an extraordinary financial challenge. That's why we turn to you, our incredible community, for support. If you're able to contribute in any way, whether it's through funding, sponsorships, or simply joining our events, we would be incredibly grateful. It is your unwavering support that has allowed our community to grow exponentially, and we cannot thank you enough. 🙏🏽
Together, let's continue to uplift, inspire, and build a community where every woman feels supported, celebrated, and empowered.
On behalf of the WOHK team,
With love and gratitude,
Co-Creator of The Women's Lounge & Community Manager of Women of Hong Kong