Join us from 9:00 am – 10:00 am KST on Tuesday March 9th at British Chambers of Commerce in Korea for an International Women’s Day Breakfast Webinar on The 30% Club: Gauging Women Leadership in Korea.


In recognition of International Women’s Day, the BCCK is hosting a breakfast webinar to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality in business, and best practices on including women at all levels of Corporate Korea. 

In a 60 minute discussion between speakers HS Chung, President, Asia, CEO, Synergy Hill + Knowlton Strategies Korea, JiWon Oh, Country Chair, Shell Korea, Paula Harris, Director, Turner & Townsend, Hyang Ja Yang, Member of National Assembly, and moderator Sam Harvey, Director, British Council Korea, will diagnose problems specific to Korean organizations that hinder women’s advancement to leadership, brainstorm solutions, and identify a measure that can be implemented by those in attendance. 

Register for free by email at ‘[email protected]

Our Speakers:

HS Chung

HS brings over 30 years of marketing and communications experience working for integrated marketing agencies DMB&B, McCann-Erickson and in-house PR and marketing at The Westin Chosun and The Ritz-Carlton Seoul hotels prior to setting up Synergy Communications in January 2000, which later became Synergy Hill+Knowlton Strategies in 2002. Currently HS leads a team of approximately 250 staff across Asia, offering services in Corporate, Marketing Communications, Government, Public Affairs, Technology, Consumer Healthcare and Crisis and Issues Management practices. HS is recognized as Campaign APAC’s Women to Watch 2020, PRovoke APAC’s 2020 Innovator 25, and has been named as the 2020 PR Leader of the Year by ICCO. A graduate of Yonsei University, majoring in Mass Communications, HS is a member of the Korea Public Relations Corporate Association and also on the board of the PRCA SEA.

Hyang Ja Yang

Hyang Ja Yang has represented Gwangju at the National Assembly since 2020 and previously served as the first woman to lead the National Human Resources Management Institute of Ministry of Personnel Management under President Moon from 2018 to 2019. Prior to her political career, Hyang Ja worked at Samsung Electronics in its flash memory development division as its first female executive without having received a higher education. She currently serves as the Co-Deputy Chair of the Democratic Party’s K-New Deal Committee and the chair of the party’s task force for the economy and people’s livelihood among others.

JiWon Oh

Appointed in March 2018, JiWon Oh serves as the Country Chair for Shell Companies in Korea. JiWon has led Shell Korea’s LNG Marketing & Sales, focusing on strengthening the company’s natural gas business as well as developing overseas projects in cooperation with Korean companies. JiWon also is a member of the International Gas Union (IGU), serving as the vice-chair for IGU’s Task Force on Energy Access. She joined Shell Korea as their Head of Government Relations in 2014.

Paula Harris

Paula is a director of Turner and Townsend’s Korea business providing in country and outbound support and services to Korean and overseas companies. Paula transferred to Seoul in 2016 and has experience working in UK, Middle East and China. Turner & Townsend is a global independent professional services company, operating in 45 countries with 111 offices and over 6,500 employees. The company specialises in cost, project and programme management services across the real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. It draws on its extensive global and industry experience to manage risk while maximising value and performance during the construction and operation of our clients’ assets. Turner & Townsend Korea is a joint venture company established in 2009 between Turner & Townsend and HanmiGlobal.

Sam Harvey

Sam Harvey is the Director of the British Council in Korea taking up the post in September 2018. She has worked for the British Council in Occupied Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Nigeria, India and Zimbabwe. As Director, she oversees the entire portfolio of work of the British Council in Korea. This includes English language teaching and assessment, arts and design, the creative economy, social enterprise, higher education and science and technology exchanges. Sam is also Head of the CSR & Good Causes Subcommittee at the BCCK.