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#impact Podcast proudly presents people making a social impact with the work they do.Produced in Hong Kong.Presented by Regina Larko.Find all the links and show notes at www.hashtagimpact.com

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#impact Podcast proudly presents people making a social impact with the work they do.Produced in Hong Kong.Presented by Regina Larko.Find all the links and show notes at www.hashtagimpact.com

    Showing up for the Sustainable Development Goals

    Showing up for the Sustainable Development Goals

    Benita Chick from Encompass HK is a strong believer in Diversity & Inclusion and she leverages her network to create change.







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    In Season 5, we sit down with stakeholders working across numerous sectors and industries, to find a common language to address, measure, and demonstrate the impact that they are making in tackling the 17 Global Goals.







    From Berlin to Sydney, from Seoul to Hong Kong, our #impact hosts bring you stories from all over the globe as you find inspiration on how to make an #impact in your community too.























    Benita Chick, founder and CEO of Encompass is advocating for the Sustainable Development Goals with her consultancy services, working with clients like KPMG and Morgan Stanley. Besides their corporate programs, they are also working with the University of Hong Kong to establish the first-of-its-kind SDG virtual map.























    Photo Credit: Encompass HK







    Benita believes there is something in the Sustainable Development Goals for everyone. She says: “The SDGs are a very good framework for understanding our world and how everything is related.”







    Photo Credit: Encompass







    Despite the fact that only a small percentage of Hong Kong has even heard about the SDGs, she keeps showing up for them, advocating and educating corporate leaders, students, and people on the street.















    “If we understand our impact we can make the world a better place.” Benita Chick







    Educating & Advocating















    Photo Credit: Encompass







    Benita is a passionate scuba diver and environmentalist, she runs Eco Tours that introduce city dwellers to Hong Kong’s rich, but endangered biodiversity.







    Listen to our Special on OCEANS featuring Benita Chick’s environmental work here.







    “My impression is most people only understand SDGs at a superficial level. They know that there are 17 goals, but they might not understand what are the 169 targets or what they imply, or how they are related. It’s one of the core objectives of my work to support people gain a more in-depth understanding of the SDGs and how they are related to daily life.”Benita Chick on #impact Podcast







    How exactly does Benita make sure that more and more Hong Kongers get a richer and deeper understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals, how has her TEDxEncompass event helped to raise the profile for discussions around Climate Change, why does she think young voices should be heard more and how did she pivot during the pandemic as in-person events and workshops were put on a halt?







    Listen in and you will find out.















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    Falling In Love With Nature and Wildlife through Arts

    Falling In Love With Nature and Wildlife through Arts

    Dr. Ying Ying Liu and her team at LumiVoce inspire and educate the young to fall in love with wildlife and nature through the power of music, arts, and education.







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    In Season 5, we sit down with stakeholders working across numerous sectors and industries, to find a common language to address, measure, and demonstrate the impact that they are making in tackling the 17 Global Goals.







    From Berlin to Sydney, from Seoul to Hong Kong, our #impact hosts will bring you stories from all over the globe as you find inspiration on how to make an #impact in your community too.















    As Founder of LumiVoce, Dr. Ying Ying Liu cares a great deal about the future of life on this planet. 







    Trained as a classical pianist and singer, she traveled the world performing.  After learning about the devastating state of global wildlife loss and nature destruction, she decided to devote her energy and time to inspire and engage with people, especially the young generation, to care, love and protect wildlife and nature through the power of the arts, creativity and education.  















    Ying Ying believes just knowing is not enough. She says: “We must get from knowing to caring to action”. In this episode, you will hear all about how she takes action by leveraging the beauty and power of arts.







    Photo Credit: LumiVoce















    “I started LumiVoce in 2016 when I learned that we have lost 68% of wildlife in the last 45 years. We are faced with the loss of 1 million species in the next 10 years.  And the ecosystem may collapse.  I decided to do something through the power of arts, through creativity and engage in education”. Dr Ying Ying Liu, Founder of LumiVoce















    “If we really truly talk about inclusive, inclusiveness, both social inclusiveness in the human world and biodiversity inclusive, bio inclusiveness, we ought to look after our environment, our fundamentals of ecological health, because without them, we won’t be able to survive.” Dr Ying Ying Liu on #impact Podcast







    Inspiring the next generation







    Photo Credit: LumiVoce







    Ying Ying believes that music and the arts connect with people’s hearts and mind through beauty. She is convinced that only when people start to care, they will protect what they love.  During their annual Voices for the Planet Festival, they work with numerous schools across China to encourage students as well as teachers and parents to rethink the relationship they have with wildlife and the natural world.







    How exactly does LumiVoce foster love and compassion towards wildlife and why is there a pressing need for healing when it comes to our relationship with nature? Listen in and you will find out.  















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    It's Time to Talk About the Mental Health Pandemic

    It's Time to Talk About the Mental Health Pandemic

    Mental health is often overlooked and neglected. And, while the conversation around mental health has developed over the years, it is still a taboo in many countries and is often viewed as a secondary issue.







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    THANKS to our Season 5 Sponsor LocalMotion for helping us make an even bigger impact.







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    In Season 5, we sit down with stakeholders working across numerous sectors and industries, to find a common language to address, measure, and demonstrate the impact that they are making in tackling the 17 Global Goals.







    From Berlin to Sydney, from Seoul to Hong Kong, our #impact hosts will bring you stories from all over the globe as you find inspiration on how to make an #impact in your community too.















    Mental health is often overlooked and neglected. And, while the conversation around mental health has developed over the years, it is still a taboo in many countries and is often viewed as a secondary issue. However, the onset of COVID-19 has forced us to reckon with the consequences of ignoring the subject as we grapple with the impact that the pandemic has had on those silently struggling with their mental health. 







    In this episode, Dr. Hannah Sugarman of Mind HK, Sean Mayberry of StrongMinds and Janis Whitlock of The JED Foundation discuss how COVID-19 has reshaped how societies view mental health across geographies and how the inclusion of mental health and wellbeing in the Sustainable Development Goals is finally allowing mental diseases to receive the attention that they deserve.







    Mind HK







    Photo Credit: Mind HK







    Mind Hong Kong is a local charity committed to improving awareness and understanding of mental health in Hong Kong. They provide online resources and support, based on global best practice, to empower anyone experiencing mental health problems. Further, through public campaigns, resources, and  events, Mind HK seeks to break the stigma associated with the subject. The Mind HK website reaches over 54,000 new users per month and is making a tangible difference in the way Hong Kong society approaches mental health.























    StrongMinds







    Photo Credit: StrongMinds







    StrongMinds is a social enterprise founded in 2013 that provides life-changing mental health services to impoverished African women. Since many African women cannot even begin to tackle issues like poverty and economic development until they overcome depression, StrongMinds provides treatment for women who suffer from this pervasive and debilitating mental illness. By providing group talk therapy delivered by community health workers, StrongMinds is the only organization scaling a cost-effective solution to the depression epidemic in Africa.























    The JED Foundation

    Special: International Women's Day | To the strong woman that you are.

    Special: International Women's Day | To the strong woman that you are.

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    In #impact Season 5, we sit down with stakeholders working across numerous sectors and industries, to find a common language to address, measure and demonstrate the impact that they are making in tackling the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.







    Today’s episode is different. This Special comes to you on International Women’s Day 2021 to celebrate you! You, the strong woman that you are!















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    #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021







    This years theme for International Women’s Day is #choosetochallenge







    “A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let’s all choose to challenge. How will you help forge a gender equal world?Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.”Source: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/







    At #impact Podcast we have been passionate about getting women’s voices heard ever since we launched our show. Today we want to celebrate all our incredible female guests and the important work they do. We also want to celebrate our amazing female listeners, our friends, and family, our community of supporters, partners, mentors, and collaborators.







    With this episode, we want to remind you of something incredibly important. We want to remind you how strong you are. We also want to say thanks to all the allies and supporters that believe that an equal world is a stronger and better world.















    Here’s to you, the strong woman that you are. We hope you enjoy this episode as #impact host Regina Larko reads you a message. A message that shall give you and all the women in your life strength and courage to keep challenging yourself and the status quo.







    Reach out to us and let us know if you enjoy these specials, that are coming from a more raw place, completely unedited place.







    We always want to improve and you would help us immensely if you fill out this form to let us know which content we can bring you, to best support and inspire you on your changemaking journey.















    “Am I doing this right? You hear yourself think, then another thought crosses your mind.”Regina Larko















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    In this episode you learn:







    * That sometimes the most meaningful thoughts find #impact host Regina Larko way before sunrise.







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    Improving Lives of Vulnerable Young Women | Bowie Lam | Teen's Key

    Improving Lives of Vulnerable Young Women | Bowie Lam | Teen's Key

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    In #impact Season 5, we sit down with stakeholders working across numerous sectors and industries, to find a common language to address, measure and demonstrate the impact that they are making in tackling the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Today you hear from Bowie Lam at Teen’s Key and their crucial work around SDG 5 Gender Equality.















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    The topics discussed in this episode are mature. Listener discretion is advised.







    Bowie Lam has been advocating for the rights of female sex workers for almost a decade. In 2011 after working for an NGO fighting for sex workers rights she founded Teen’s Key.







    #impact co-host Belinda Esterhammer (left) and Teen’s Key Founder Bowie Lam.







    Teen’s Key – Young Women Development Network, a registered non-profit organisation (NPO) dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable young women and girls in Hong Kong. This includes those who work in the sex industry, young women faced with an unwanted pregnancy, and/or those vulnerable to sexual health risks.







    Photo Credit: Teen’s Key







    Teen’s Key’s vision and hope are for a Hong Kong in which all young women and girls have the opportunity, support, and resources to achieve their potential and dream inclusively. 















    Teen’s Key tackles SDG 5 – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. You can learn more in this episode about all the amazing initiatives that Teen’s Key is working on.







    “Sex education is not compulsory in schools and the guidelines provided by the Education Bureau were last updated in 1997”Bowie Lam, Teen’s Key















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    In this episode you learn:







    * How Bowie broke her own stigma around sex workers and how a serial killer terrorizing Hong Kong’s sex industry influenced her future work with Teen’s Key (4:24)* How many sex workers that she works with are just ordinary women with many ordinary dreams (7:56)* How there is little support around unwanted pregnancies for young mothers and how Teen’s Key supports them and provides them with a safe space to foster their leadership skills (13:09)* How Teen’s Key supports women who have gone through an abortion with a hotline for women going through a crisis, public hospitals have stopped non-emergency services including abortions (11:38)* Teen’s Key’s sexual health education program (19:44)* How sex education is not compulsory in schools and how the education bureau only provides a “soft guideline” from 1997 and still have information about ICQ (23:09)* How (religious local) schools rather educate children about abstinence than sexual health education (23:40)* Why Teen’s Key provides free HIV and Syphilis rapid testing (31:53)* How we need to give a safe space to women from all walks of life and help them to make smart decisions in the future (34:40)* How school closures are affecting pregnant teenagers for...

    Innovating for the Goals and Equality | Carol Yeung and Lena Wong

    Innovating for the Goals and Equality | Carol Yeung and Lena Wong

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    THANKS to our Season 5 Sponsor TimTimTom for helping us make an even bigger impact.







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    #impact Season 5 shows you how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relate to you. This time, we sit down with Carol Yeung from iNNOVGoals and Lena Wong from Hong Kong Momtrepreneurs to hear why we need everyone’s allyship more than ever to reach Global Goal 5 – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.















    The 2020 edition of a United Nations report on  “The World’s Women: Trends and Statistics” stated:  “Efforts to control COVID-19 have differing effects on women and men, but the emotional impact of the pandemic is disproportionately falling on women’s shoulders.” All over the globe, the pandemic brought devastating impacts on equality.  The UK based Fawcett Society reported in October 2020 that 1 in 3 working mothers have lost work or hours due to childcare in the United Kingdom.







    Carol welcomed her first child in the world here in Hong Kong in early 2020. Like for so many mothers, returning to work did not work as planned. To make this recording possible, Carol brought her infant to Lena’s co-working space. Carol and Lena have known and supported each other for many years. Lena’s husband was helping to look after the baby while we recorded this episode. 







    “As I was walking here to join this podcast, I kept on thinking:  Really, can a mother bring the child to work?”Carol Yeung, iNNOVGoals















    The set up of the recording of this episode demonstrates the importance of functioning support systems to allow mothers to keep working – if they wish or have to do so. 







    Carol is all about taking action and talking solutions. She founded iNNOVGoals to offer educational training and consulting to businesses, schools and community organizations about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.







    “We should think of solutions, we should act for solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals.” (Carol Yeung)







    One of her organisation’s impactful training programmes is the 2030 SDGs game. In this episode, Carol illustrates how this game shifts mindsets. Participants gain a deeper understanding of the collaboration that is needed to achieve the SDGs.















    After Carol received her qualification as a SDGs game facilitator, her friend Lena Wong was the first to participate and although it was not love at first sight, Lena found her AHA-moment as she kept playing the game.







    Lena, herself a driven professional with a passion for empowering women to start their own businesses, shares how she made the most and the best of a challenging year.







    “Interestingly, Zoom, and all this technology, also brings us closer. I would have never thought about having a trainer who is out in Switzerland, contracting a game for us. Now we have people from all over the world joining.

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Regina and her guests motivate me every time, and it is such a pleasure to listen to people who dedicated their time to help others, makes me believe more in humanity.
Love the energy, variety of content, and dedication!

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One of the best podcasts for changemakers and social entrepreneurs!

#impact is one of the most inspiring podcasts for those who are interested in creating positive social impact through their work. Regina is a natural at hosting podcast interviews on traditionally dull social topics in an engaging and relatable way, leveraging her podcast to help changemakers and social entrepreneurs gain the exposure they deserve. Highly recommend listening to this show!

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