Ms. Jasmine Lau


Co-Founder and Executive Director of Purpose In Motion


Jasmine Lau is a social entrepreneur, educator, and international community builder. She is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of PIM (Purpose in Motion, formerly Philanthropy in Motion), which empowers young people with education, resources, and networks to become effective leaders and changemakers.


Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jasmine graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Economics and Peking University with a Masters in International Studies. Jasmine has been recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30 for her work in social entrepreneurship and the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper. She is a recipient of the Richard Rockefeller Fellowship and the Hong Kong Youth Service Award. She served on the board of advisors to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers initiative, which aims to promote collective citizen action globally to accomplish the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.



Previous teaching and speaking engagements on social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, nonprofit management, crowdfunding, and design thinking:

  • Alibaba Inaugural Philanthropy Conference
  • Beijing Foreign Studies University
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • China Charity Alliance
  • Citibank
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Forbes Global 30 Under 30 Summit
  • Jindal Global University
  • Melton Forum
  • Peking University
  • Teach for All
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • The University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School of Business)
  • The University of Washington
  • Tsinghua University
  • Yale University
  • Zhejiang University