#IWD2020: Lance Lau’s Top 5 Female Role Models

3 Mins Read

It’s probably no surprise to anyone at this point that here at Green Queen, we’re big fans of Hong Kong’s eco-hero and young climate activist Lance Lau. Being a solo striker of the #FridaysForFuture movement every week, Lance has since made headlines in Hong Kong for his dedication to help save our planet – and more importantly, he has inspired even more individuals to take action to make a positive impact. As we approach International Women’s Day on March 8th this year, we asked Lance to choose the five women in sustainability whose work motivates him to keep fighting for the planet every day and who inspire him to continue doing the amazing work that he does. Below, Lance Lau’s #IWD2020 female role models.

PS: We honestly had no idea when we approached Lance for this feature that he would choose us. We are so very honoured and humbled to be on this list! 

Greta Thunberg
Source: Anders Hellberg

Greta Thunberg: Activist, Founder – Skolstrejk för klimatet & Fridays For Future

“For inspiring me to be focused, act and never stopping until the job is done.”

Source: Fernando Turmo/the Jane Goodall Institute

2) Jane Goodall: Activist, Anthropologist, Primatologist, Founder – Jane Goodall Institute & Roots & Shoots

“For teaching me and mom so much about conservation, and for inspiring to continuous storytelling and actions despite age and distance.”

3) Tamsin Thornburrow: Founder – Live Zero

“For working very hard to bring us the Live Zero store in Hong Kong so customers have a choice to shop without packaging.”

Tamsin Live Zero GQ Photo
Source: Green Queen Media

4) Sonalie Figueiras, Sally Ho & Ana Perez: Editor-in-Chief, Lead Reporter, Community Manager – Green Queen Media

“For working nonstop to dig out all the reasons and stories to motivate us forward to a more sustainable lifestyle.”

Lance Green Queen Team
Source: Green Queen Media

5) Ms Sylvia May-kuen Chan, MH: Head Mistress, Ying Wa Primary School

“For educating students about water conservation, for leading the school to reduce food waste and adopt earth-loving practices.”

Ms CHAN May-kuen Sylvia, MH - Head Mistress of Ying Wa Primary School
Source: Ying Wa Primary School

Lead image courtesy of Lance Lau.


  • Green Queen Team

    We INFORM. We INSPIRE. We EMPOWER. Founded by serial entrepreneur Sonalie Figueiras in 2011, Green Queen is an award-winning sustainability & impact media platform advocating for social & environmental change in Asia. Our mission is to shift consumer behaviour through our authentic, original and ground-breaking content.

    View all posts

You might also like