Intercultural Dialogues UNESCO

Intercultural Dialogues


Hilty Anne und Machon-Honoré Marie Claude - Hong Kong and France



11 Sustainable Cities & Communities

16 Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

17 Partnerships for the Goals

BPW Topic

2 Communication

3 Cultures, Art

8 Leadership, Development, Lifelong Learning, Training

11 UN, Partnerships, Cooperation



(1) raising awareness within BPW global membership regarding cross-cultural issues; (2) participants gain transferable skills in regard to intercultural awareness and communication, for use in their workplace and community; (3) "ripple effect" in the sharing of these skills with other community members; (4) publication of article regarding our process and outcomes, in UNESCO Intercultural Dialogue platform blog


(1) Online monthly meeting on specific topic and the various ways it is conceived and practiced in each participant's cultural setting; (2) Education of participants in intercultural dialogue guidelines and considerations; (3) presentation of process at BPW regional conferences, international congress, and leaders' summits


Project Co-Leaders

Hilty, Anne, 

PhD, Psychology

Project Co-Leader

International Mobility

Project Co-Leader

Women, Peace, Security

Project Co-Leader,

Intercultural Dialogues 

BPW Hong Kong

Founder and Immediate Past President

BPW Hong Kong / EPW Club New York

Hong Kong / NFBPWC USA

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Anne Hilty, PhD, is a psychologist, writer and educator, working with individuals, organizations, and institutions. A native New Yorker -- "natural global citizen" -- she has lived abroad since January 2005 in both East Asia and Europe. She has been engaged throughout her career in the promotion of peace through global understanding, traveling to 80+ countries thus far for her research in cultural psychology and intercultural competency. EastWest Psyche Inc., her current company, represents Dr Anne's 4th entrepreneurial experience.

Having begun in the healthcare field in 1980, Dr Anne maintained a psychotherapy and natural health practice in New York (1989-2004) where she was also on staff at several hospitals; in both South Korea and Hong Kong (2005-2018); and globally, via Internet. Dr Anne has further engaged in academia and education management; in 2017-18 she was Visiting Professor in the Center for International Affairs of Jeju National University (Korea), and she has been adjunct professor at both Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Regis College (Boston) as well as a founding administrator for 2 schools in Seoul and 1 in New York. She has given numerous public presentations and has published 200+ articles and several books and chapters, with a 7-book series on intercultural competency now in preparation for City University of Hong Kong Press.

Additionally, Dr Anne has undertaken international conference organization and event planning, the latest as Congress Organizer and Program Coordinator for the 2014 Business and Professional Women [BPW] International Congress. Founding and immediate past president of BPW Hong Kong (2015-2017), she is also a member of BPW in New York City, BPW Intercontinental Club based in Nice, and the BPW International taskforce for Peace and Intercultural Understanding. For the latter, she developed a "Women, Peace & Security: UN1325" program.

Languages: English

studied, not fluently: Cantonese, Korean, Spanish, French, Latin, Italian, Sign Language (US)

Machon Honoré, Marie-Claude

PhD, Education

Project Co-Leader,

Intercultural Dialogues 

BPW UN representative to UNESCO

BPW France, Club Paris


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Dr Marie-Claude Machon-Honoré is a member of the UNESCO NGO Liaison Committee representing the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (IFBPW), in charge of communication and relations with the CCNGO/Education 2030. She is a member of the BPW International Taskforce on Women in STEM. She is Professor of English, Doctor in Anglophone studies (Sorbonne University, Paris IV) and a graduate of the Institute of Gender and Development Studies (University of West Indies). She is a volunteer committed to women’s economic empowerment through education and leadership for sustainable development.

Languages: French, English