452: Lensational With Bonnie Chiu

Bonnie Chiu is the Founder and CEO of Lensational.  She has been named a Forbes 30 Under 30’s Social Entrepreneur in Lensational With Bonnie ChiuEurope in 2017 at 24 years old, was awarded Young Achiever at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards and the Hong Kong Youth Service Award. The Entrepreneur.com has listed her as one of 30 International Entrepreneurs Really Are Solving the World’s Problems. Lensational is a non-profit social enterprise based in Hong Kong and London, aiming to equip underprivileged women with cameras and photography training to empower them emotionally and economically. Lensational has served 400 women and girls from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines, India, Bhutan, Cambodia, Thailand and Kenya.   She now manages 50 volunteers spanning across 18 countries.

Bonnie used to question her own abilities but when she read stories of unsung heroes taking action and creating a positive impact on the world, that is when she also decided to start Lensational.


Bonnie Chiu is the Founder & CEO of Lensational.

Cultural Background

Bonnie is of Chinese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Beauty comes from within.

Beauty comes from within.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is the mind, heart, body and soul are one.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Bonnie had a good life.  She was never confident in her ability.  She was living for other peoples comments and fulfilling society’s expectation.

The “AHA” Moment

On International Woman’s Day 2013, Bonnie wanted to create her company Lensational but was demotivated by her peers.  When hearing stories from other women, it gave her the ability to start on that day.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Bonnie does more to create good in the world and she feels good about herself.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Don’t listen to what other people will say about you.

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