Michelle is a Canadian qualified lawyer with business experience at a Fortune-500 company. She is committed to championing gender equity, social and CSR issues at the intersection of law and business where corporate and stakeholder interests align.
She worked for a national Canadian law firm as a securities and corporate lawyer. Prior to her legal career, she worked for Turner Broadcasting System in business development. Michelle joined Women in Law Hong Kong (WILHK) in 2017 as Co-chair of its Flexible and Agile Working Committee. WILHK is the legal industry’s 1,400 member non-profit for leading research, mentorship, pro-bono, and CSR initiatives.
Most recently, Michelle is the author of WILHK’s report “Making the case for flexible and agile working in Hong Kong’s legal industry” based on a first-of-its-kind survey of the biases and obstacles to implementing flexible and agile working in Hong Kong. The report was endorsed by Hong Kong’s Department of Justice, Equal Opportunities Commission and The Women’s Foundation. Michelle now specialises in helping law firms and corporate clients to host round-table discussions and build tailored programs for implementing flexible and agile working policies and programs. She will be presenting the report findings at the 2019 Gender Equity Conference.
Michelle graduated with a J.D. from the Peter A. Allard Law School, University of British Columbia. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Columbia University in New York City. Michelle speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.