As a mother, I am passionate about giving all our children the chance to grow up in a world where they can thrive and be inspired. We must explore and empower solutions for our future generations, so that they may flourish on a healthy planet and nurture our global ecosystem. We must ensure that their well-being is protected, but if they fall sick, they should have access to cheap, effective healthcare. They should have the opportunity to learn, preparing tomorrow’s minds to advance our understanding in new fields for the progress of society as a whole. We should fuel their creativity through the arts and culture, bringing them closer to people of different languages, cultures and nationalities.
As a scientist I believe in the power of progress. I want to act as a catalyst, bringing together the brightest minds. Together we will research pressing problems, invent smart, focused solutions and then deliver real impact through a thoughtful and structured approach. By doing this we will sow the seeds for a better world for our children. A world in which they will grow and prosper.
For me this is not a choice. It is my responsibility. For my children. And for everyone’s children.
– Yvonne Lui