“It seemed like everything in my life has led me to develop a relationship with Causeway Bay.”
“To be honest, I didn’t choose Causeway Bay; Causeway Bay chose me,” she admits. Even though she grew up in Kowloon, Yolanda did her studies in Causeway Bay and has even held a few jobs in the area. “It seemed like everything in my life has led me to develop a relationship with Causeway Bay,” she says. In addition to her role as District Councillor, she is also the Director of Business Development at an IT and management consultation business, works with cultural organisations and is heavily involved in volunteer work.
Shortly after becoming District Councillor, Yolanda moved to Causeway Bay. “It’s more
convenient with work, and if there are problems I can’t tackle alone I can work with my neighbours to find a solution!” she laughs. Despite her ability to see the humour in it, she’s deeply committed to the job. “I’ve never thought about being District Councillor as a job – it’s more like giving back to the community. As long as I can do this, I want to do it,” she affirms.
In fact, she carries out her duties with such passion late into the night, resolving issues, mediating between disgruntled residents, even dealing with physical threats. “I always tell people I am fearless,” she explains. “My role here is to protect their rights, but to be their protector you need to be very tough and very strict. But, in addition, you need to be calm, to really listen and to try to solve the issue from your heart.”