Set to launch this December, “You Are Next,” a partnership between UNESCO and Sabrina Ho’s Chiu Yeng Culture, aims to provide a model for strategic partnerships and the ways in which they can be utilized to foster long lasting social change and development. Sabrina Ho Chiu Yeng, a Macau based entrepreneur, has been a leading voice and organizer for youth and female inclusivity in business and the art world since emerging on the scene as Managing Director of Chiu Yeng Culture Limited in 2016.

She has been a featured speaker for Forbes Asia, the Annual Harvard China Forum and was awarded as the “Most Influential International Art Celebrity of the Year” in 2017 by Net Ease both for her work in the business community as well as local and international charitable organizations. Her commitment shows in her volunteer and charity work to the American Foundation for Aids Research, The United Nations Children’s Fund, the British Museum and many more.

With her latest venture, “You Are Next,” Sabrina Ho and her organization, Chiu Yeng Culture, are partnering with global organization, UNESCO, to effect change in the creative industries and the gap in female participation in the field. Early in 2018, Chiu Yeng put the call out for applicants for funding aimed at closing this cultural gender gap. Over one hundred applications were received, and the four winners were announced at the end of August. #BeYourVoice from Mexico, Digital Theatre: For Women, By Women, out of Palestine, Waking Up: Digital. Women. Music., from Senegal and Digital Arts Academy, an organization covering both Tajikistan and Afghanistan, are all organizations whose aim is to increase female employment and representation in the creative arts and thanks to Chiu Yeng and her partnership, are receiving an average of 90,000 American dollars from the “You Are Next” initiative.

On partnering with UNESCO, Sabrina Ho says, “partnership is the new leadership,” and she aims to show that, “everyone can be ‘the next’ success in the world.”  With the recipients all coming from underserved communities that are traditionally oppressive to female empowerment, her initiative’s contributions to these female arts centered groups reflect the kind of global leadership Sabrina Ho Chiu Yeng is providing for women everywhere. It is Sabrina Ho’s hope that “You Are Next” will provide a shining example of how strong leadership can bring real, global change. As she says, “the small seed that begins as an idea creates more career opportunities, gives back to the community and harnesses the power of society as a whole.”



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