Dr. Christine Chow is global tech lead and head of Asia and GEMS in EOS, the engagement arm of the international business of Federated Hermes. She has had a global career, spanning Asia, the US and Europe, and is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence.
Christine pursued her PhD mid-way through her investment career and we talk about the challenges that that presented, in addition to her juggling work and family. She has a wealth of anecdotes gathered from her time in Asia and when moving through the ranks of finance, and she has been pivotal in shifting perceptions on interview panels and in seeking to eradicate bias within firms.
One of the most fascinating aspects of Christine’s story is what happened when she conducted an experiment – she applied for some jobs using her Chinese name, and applied for other jobs using a non-Chinese name. What ensued was both surprising and disappointing. Tune in to find out more.