Thought leadership and speaking at the intersection of migration, China and the emerging world, women's empowerment, arts for social change, innovation, the intersection of arts, tech and ethics, social change and entrepreneurship, global governance and spirituality and leadership
Caroline is an inspirational and engaging public speaker, panellist and conference moderator, who integrates theatre and audience interaction into her dynamic speeches, especially her keynote inspirational talk about her journey as a young entrepreneur setting up Hua Dan in China. She is regularly invited to speak at international conferences, educational institutions and for the media.
Past engagements have included Harvard University, the World Economic Forum, INSEAD, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, London School of Economics, British Embassy Beijing, Hong Kong Social Enterprise Forum, St Paul’s Girls School, Principia College and London University HKU Space.
Speaking topics include:
·China and the emerging world
Migration, the supply chain and bottom of the pyramid populations
"Caroline is a masterful public speaker and committed social entrepreneur. Her work is changing the way we think about the connection between arts and impact, and hearing her speak about it it makes for a compelling case."
Past speaking engagements
London School of Economics
"Caroline is a highly engaging speaker who, unsurprisingly, commands the stage with ease. She has an energetic, interactive style incorporating elements of theatre, pulling the audience into the experience - rather than just talking at them."
“Caroline provided a highly engaging, interactive workshop for our internal staff, leading discussion around our perceptions of behaviour and relationships and how we relate to others, which challenged some of our existing preconceptions. She then demonstrated how these preconceptions play out more widely in our lives (both in a professional and personal setting), using theatre as a way to introduce and communicate social change. China is developing at a rapid pace; having a strong awareness and understanding of local culture, language and social systems is key to our success as an organisation working and building relationships here. Due to her own impressive depth of knowledge of and ability to ‘navigate’ China, Caroline was able to focus discussion on how we empower others, and provided space to step back, reflect, and consider how what changes we could make to have stronger positive impact in our working environment both internally, and with those we engage externally from the local business, non-profit and government sectors. Her understanding of gender issues in China, and her passion for overcoming these, was especially impactful, and provided further opportunity to look at how we are supporting working parents in the workplace.”