Dr Sandy Chong
Award-winning business & sustainability expert, Harvard alumna, Ambassador of Australia Day Council & charities, Delegate at the UN Commission on Status of Women
A strong advocate of the SDG goals as pathways to peace and prosperity, Sandy is the winner of the USA Stevie International Business Awards for Executive of the Year 2020, Women's Economic Forum Excellence Award 2019, and Asia's Top Sustainability Women of the Year Award, 2019.
Sandy has delivered keynotes at Fortune 500, Harvard Business School, United Nations, and Special Olympics events.
An active contributor in education and economic empowerment for women as pathways to peace and prosperity, Sandy represented Australia as a delegate at the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at United Nations Headquarters in New York, and served as Special Rapporteur for Youth Workers at the 105th International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conference in Geneva.
A Harvard Alumna, Sandy also serves as the State Director for the Australian Harvard Women, Working Group Member of the Special Olympics World Games, International Mentor for Cherie Blair's Foundation for Women, and Ambassador for the Valuing Children Initiatives (VCI).
Her passion in connecting businesses with philanthropic activities has seen her raise funds for the UN Women, Special Olympics, and the Homeward Bound program for Women in STEMM. The first Asian to be elected as the President of the United Nations Association for Western Australia and appointed Adjunct Professor at Curtin University's Faculty of Science Engineering, Sandy is awarded the Australia Community Citizen of the Year in 2020 for her contribution to industry and community locally and abroad and is currently the Australia Day Council Ambassador.
Often cited as dynamic, highly result-oriented and a change agent for growth, Sandy serves on Australian public-listed (ASX) and non-profit boards, advising C-suite executives, founders and leaders on international growth, stakeholders engagement, and sustainability.