Director of Pipeline Initiatives

Location Hong Kong
Discipline: Program/project/events management
Job type: Full Time
Contact name: Deanie Chiu

Contact email:
Job ref: TWF/DPI/R4G
Published: 16 days ago

​The Women's Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in Hong Kong.

We aspire to conduct groundbreaking research, to run innovative and impactful community programmes and we engage in education and advocacy in the pursuit of three main goals: Challenging gender stereotypes, empowering women in poverty to achieve a better quality of life for themselves and their families, and growing the number of women in decision-making and leadership positions.

Looking to work in a high octane environmental ong side highly energised, highly motivated, innovative and collaborative colleagues who are passionate about their work? If you are strategic, organised and passionate about the advancement of women and girls, we may have a career for you. From time to time, we post job openings and opportunities that come up with TWF so it's worth coming back to check. We would also be happy to hear from you at any time if you want to register your interest in a possible job with us - please email your CV to We will keep your interest and details confidential.

We currently have the following vacancy:


TWF is seeking a full-time Director of Pipeline Initiatives to join its dynamic executive team to plan and execute its Pipeline initiatives and programmes. Reporting to the CEO, this is a senior position which would suit a seasoned executive from a professional services, not for profit or corporate background who is energetic, highly strategic, exceptionally organised and passionate about women’s issues and gender equality.


•Manage and lead the development of the entire range of TWF’s pipeline related programmes, partnerships and initiatives including TWF’s signature Mentoring Programme for Women Leaders, Male Allies Initiative, 30% Club/Boardroom Series for Women Leaders, Reverse Mentoring and related initiatives and events

•Lead TWF’s range of best practice resources, e.g. Effective Unconscious Gender Bias Strategies, ReverseMentoring; and develop cross-industry new best practice guides/working groups

•Influence and engage TWF’s network of corporate partners and other sponsors for our pipeline programmes and collaborate with the TWF Development team to cultivate new partners and sponsors

•Lead and support a diverse and dynamic Pipeline Initiatives team

•Develop thought leadership and commentary to showcase TWF’s Pipeline work and more generally, to highlight issues and developments for a more gender inclusive workplace through public speaking such as panel engagement, writing or social media

•Develop and influence TWF’s network of external stakeholders, including new businesses, corporate partners/donors, their internal employee resource networks, chambers of commerce, conference organisers and other NGOs in relation to TWF’s pipeline development work


•Undergraduate and/or Master’s degree from a recognised academic institution

•Minimum 10 years work experience, ideally in a professional services, not for profit or corporate context

•Must be able to demonstrate a successful and effective track record instake holder relationship management, project management and team management

•A track record in successful business development, D, E & I programmes, HR/talent management experience or equivalent would be a strong plus

•A good grasp of current D, E & I issues in the work place would be a strong plus

•A keen interest in women’s and gender issues would be a plus


•Word, Excel and Power Point skills

•Fluent written and spoken English; Cantonese proficiency a plus

•Highly developed organisational and administrative skills

•Strategic, innovative and creative mindset with strong attention to detail

•Strong verbal, interpersonal and writing skills including public speaking skills

•Demonstrated leadership skills in corporate, not for profit or other field

•Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, boardmembers, stakeholders and volunteers


Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae with details of their professional and academic background, two referees, availability and expected salary to by May 14, 2021.TWF is a committed Equal Opportunities Employer.Datacollectedwillbeusedforrecruitmentandotheremployment-relatedpurposesonly.