Make A Difference Institute
Convenor & Director
Good Lab Foundation
Ada Wong has led a varied career as solicitor, educator, social innovator and civil society figure. She is a staunch advocate of creative education, cultural development and social innovation.
Ada founded the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture (HKICC), a unique non-profit cultural organization whose mission is education innovation and a creative civil society. Among other projects, HKICC founded the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity in 2006, a school dedicated to the nurturing of talents for Hong Kong’s arts and creative industries development.
In 2010, she founded the Make A Difference (MaD) initiative (www.mad.asia), a continuing platform for the next generation of creative changemakers in Asia. Two years later, she founded The Good Lab (www.goodlab.hk), a do tank and social innovation hub to enable tri-sector collaborations in bringing about innovative solutions for a better Hong Kong.
In early 2016, Ada has been invited by the Mayor of Seoul, Mr Park Won-soon, to join as member of his “Advisory Group for Seoul Innovation” together with social innovation leaders around the world.
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.