Ada Wong
Chairperson, Make A Difference Institute Convenor & Director, Good Lab Foundation Director, Ednovators Supervisor, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Ada Wong has led a varied career as solicitor, educator and social innovator. She is a staunch advocate of creative education and social and public sector innovation. Ada founded Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture (HKICC), a unique non-profit cultural organization whose mission is education innovation and a creative civil society. HKICC founded the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity in 2006, a senior secondary school dedicated to the nurturing of talents for Hong Kong’s cultural development. In 2010, she founded the Make A Difference (MaD) initiative (www.mad.asia), a creativity for good platform for young changemakers in Asia. In 2012, she founded The Good Lab (www.goodlab.hk), a do tank and social innovation hub to enable tri-sector collaborations for positive changes in society. Since 2016, Ada, in her capacity as a Director of Ednovators, led and designed the Innopower Teacher Fellowship, which aims at building 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.