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Guest speaker: Ada Y K Wong, JP, 29 October 2020

Solicitor | Supervisor, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

Director, Ednovators | Chairperson, Good Lab Foundation

Chairperson, Make A Difference Institute

Ada has led a varied career as solicitor, creative educator, cultural entrepreneur, social innovator, civil society advocate and local politician. She has set up and run many non-profit institutions in the education, culture, creativity and social innovation fields in the past 20 years.

She founded Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture (HKICC) to advocate education innovation in 1998. Since 2006, HKICC founded the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, a unique senior secondary school dedicated to nurturing talents for arts and cultural innovation, and Ada is the school's Supervisor.

In 2010, she co-founded the Make A Difference (MaD) initiative (, a creativity for good platform for young changemakers in Asia. In the last ten years, MaD has undertaken projects at the intersection of creativity and urban/social challenges, incubated social startups, and has worked with cross sector changemakers to come up with bottom-up innovative solutions. 

In 2012 Ada founded The Good Lab (, a social innovation co-working space and hub, which later became a do tank and innovation consultancy to enable tri-sector collaborations for positive changes in society. Since 2016, in her capacity as a Director of Ednovators, Ada designed and led the Innopower Teacher Fellowship (, a programme to build the innovation capacity of teachers in Hong Kong.

Ada was an elected member of the Urban Council and Wan Chai District Council between 1995 and 2008 with the last four years as Chairperson of the Wan Chai District Council. She received her BA (Hons) from Pomona College, California USA, and M Ed from the University of Hong Kong. She is an Honorary Fellow of Lingnan University, Hong Kong Education University and the Hong Kong Baptist University.

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