Hybrid Talk: Empowered Women Empower Women
Hybrid Talk: Empowered Women Empower Women

Organized in collaboration with Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide and The Executive Centre, The Italian Chamber of Commerce is glad to present the open discussion – Hybrid Talk: Empowered Women Empower Women – in the conclusion of the social campaign promoted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macao on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

On Monday, March 8th, join us on this meaningful discussion.

Speakers from various industries will share their life experiences through an intriguing open conversation. Our guests will have a chance to gain more insights into the significance of being a woman in today’s age.

The event will conclude with an open Q&A session between the audience and our guests.

Please note that a limited number of physical guests will be allowed to participate in this event.

Book your ticket and reserve your spot!



Chelsea Perino, Managing Director, Global Marketing & Communications, The Executive Centre

With an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Linguistics from NYU and after a four-year solo trip around the world, Chelsea Perino first discovered her love for advertising in Cape Town, South Africa.

Now based in Hong Kong, Chelsea is the Managing Director, Global Marketing & Communications at The Executive Centre, Asia’s leading premium flexible workspace provider.

Chelsea is passionate about organizational culture and believes that creating a dynamic and collaborative working experience positively affects team morale, productivity, and fosters community. Through a newly developed global marketing strategy and complete re-brand, her goal is to establish The Executive Centre as the leader in workspace experience, community, and corporate-culture facilitation.



Selma Masood, Principal, SM & Co Solicitors

Selma is the Principal of SM & Co Solicitors. She was born and raised in Hong Kong and comes from a mixed background, with her mum from Hong Kong and her late father, from Iran. Selma qualified as a Solicitor in Hong Kong in 2006 and in early May 2016, she set up SM & Co Solicitors, which is in association with international Italian law firm Gianni & Origoni, which has a dedicated Hong Kong branch.

She graduated from the University of Manchester with a Bachelor of Music Degree and Bachelor of Law Degree, as well as the University of Hong Kong for the Post Graduate Certificate of Laws.

Selma’s motto of success is ‘I never dreamed about success. I worked for it’.


Ines Gafsi, Co-Founder of Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide

Ines leads FEW international developments, strategic partnerships and sponsorships, and special programs like Inspiring Girls Hong Kong.

As a collaborative leader, Ines’s passion is in bringing together established businesses and startups, enabling greater female empowerment and impact. The team assists those with potential and those failing to reach their potential to overcome barriers and grow their business to the next level.

Ines enjoys dynamic environments, connecting with people, and making things happen. She has served as a speaker at the SCMP’s Game Changers, AmCham Women of Influence awards and voted “Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs in Hong Kong” by Hong Kong Tatler.


Elvie Lahournere, Director, Digital & Innovation, Asia Pacific at Natixis

Elvie is Director, Digital & Innovation, Asia Pacific at Natixis as part of the bank’s move towards digitalization in the pursuit of creating high value-added solutions for its clients. In this role, Elvie is responsible for promoting and facilitating the Digital and Innovation Strategy across the APAC platform and the bank globally.

Elvie also developed her deep knowledge and network within the technology landscape in China as the co-founder and vice president of French Tech Hong Kong Shenzhen and Beijing.

After 15 years of experience across Asia and Europe, with expertise in operational, and strategy development across different industries, Elvie has held senior roles with several technologies and strategy businesses based in China such as Alten, Airbus, and most recently Roland Berger.

Elvie Lahournere holds an MSc Mechanical and Engineering and an Executive MBA from Insead – Tsinghua University. In a spare time, she loves supporting Nonprofit girls’ education in Hong Kong and is deeply involved in tech for good different groups in Asia.



Dr. Esterina Nervino, Director of Retail in Asia, Bluebell (Asia) Ltd.

Esterina is currently the Director of Retail in Asia (part of Bluebell) and is in charge of the media brand operations including content selection, curation, edition, and media strategy. Additionally, she is involved in communication and ESG projects for the group. She is also Chairman of the Retail Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Women’s Leadership Network of The Italian Chamber of Commerce.

She holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where she is a member of the Research Centre for Professional Communication in English. Her research interests include luxury and art, luxury and space, luxury and ESG, country of origin effect and language use, retail experience, intercultural communication.



The Executive Centre, L44, Champion Tower, 3 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong


March 08 2021, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Members: FREE
Non-Members: 80 HKD
Physical Attendance - Members: 120 HKD
Physical Attendance - Non-Members: 200 HKD






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