KiKyeong is a champion for Standard Chartered Bank Korea’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee’s Gender Team, Chair of the Bank’s Female Talents Academy and Chair of the Female Network. Through her work she has advocated for inclusion by fostering women talent, creating an environment conducive to a work-home balance and has raised the profile of the importance of gender equality within the organization’s culture. KiKyeong sponsored the ScaleUp Program of KVBWA, providing career development for 40 start-up women CEOs. KiKyeong serves as the Coach of Mentoring at the Graduate School of International Studies Yanbian University for women students and is a speaker at mentoring program ‘youth to work’, which is led by “Future Makers’, SCB’s social contribution activities.
As a Chairperson of Diversity and Inclusion Committee of Standard Chartered Bank Korea and now a member of Global D&I Council, HyonJoo has promoted Advancing Women’s Leadership by influencing Korea HR, Executive Committee and CEO to offer a variety of advancement programs and policies. These include Women Development & Leadership, Unconscious Bias Training for line managers, succession planning of key positions, and an on-site Day Care Centre at head office. She launched a Parents & Caregivers Network to support work life balance of working parents, and hosted #BeBoldForChange, #PressForProgress and #HeForShe Gender Equality Forums. Externally, HyonJoo has served as a Steering Committee Member of Korea Network of Women in Finance since 2014, and has driven various industry wide women initiatives including hosting local forums and International Women Conference with influential speakers. The Conference served as a breakthrough occasion for Korea to change gender perception and learn from advancing institutions like Standard Chartered. Beyond her industry, with the support of SCBK Women Network, HyonJoo launched SoongEui Girls’ Highschool mentoring program and has arranged several corporate tours and career coaching sessions, with the aim of instilling social and economic skills in less privileged teenage girls.