Born and raised in Hong Kong, Bonnie Chiu moved to London in 2013 at 20 years old to complete a MSc International Relations at the London School of Economics (LSE). Bonnie co-founded Lensational on the International Women’s Day of 2013, aiming to empower women through photography. Since then, her team has expanded to 30 volunteers from 15 nationalities globally, and she alone has conducted photography workshops with 150 women and girls in Hong Kong, Myanmar and Pakistan. Bonnie has received awards for Lensational in social venture competitions globally, notably in Amsterdam, Seoul and Melbourne, and is one of the 15 students to be endorsed by the LSE for the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa, allowing her to bring her social enterprise, Lensational, to Europe. Bonnie has received global media coverage for Lensational in the Guardian in the UK, Asia Calling in Indonesia, and the Express Tribune in Pakistan. Apart from directing Lensational in Europe and South Asia, Bonnie is also a consultant at a philanthropic advisory firm called The Social Investment Consultancy.
- Speaker Bonnie Chiu
- Talk Title The Picture Through Her Eyes
- Category 2015 Speaker