Joanna Kwok hopes to inspire other women into senior engineering positions. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong woman breaks glass ceiling by becoming first female chief engineer on seagoing vessels in city

  • Joanna Kwok takes on senior role in sector with poor record in employing women, despite it being in grip of worker shortages
  • She defies norms of male dominated industry, which once believed having women in engine room was ‘bad luck’
Topic |   Hong Kong shipping and logistics

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Joanna Kwok hopes to inspire other women into senior engineering positions. Photo: Handout
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Zoe Low

Zoe Low

Zoe Low is a reporter at the Post, joining in 2018. Previously, she was an intern at The News Lens International in Taipei, covering Taiwan-China relations and foreign policy and social issues around Asia, particularly Southeast Asia. She graduated from the London School of Economics and the National Chengchi University in Taiwan.