Spotlight: Women “movers and shakers” of various industries discuss, discover China at New York forum

By Tamara Treichel

BEIJING, May 27 (Xinhua) — A forum recently held in New York City has offered a platform for women to discuss how women are shaping China as a rising global power and opportunities for U.S. women leaders to communicate with their Chinese counterparts.

More than 300 women gathered at China Institute in New York on May 18 for the forum “Women and China: How Women Are Shaping the Rising Global Power” at which the speakers were women movers and shakers in industries such as finance, technology and culture. Xinhua reached out to the organizers and speakers via email to learn more about the event.

Panel discussion at the forum "Women and China: How Women Are Shaping the Rising Global Power" at the China Institute in New York City on May 18, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Johanna Lin and Jia Guo)

Panel discussion at the forum “Women and China: How Women Are Shaping the Rising Global Power” at the China Institute in New York City on May 18, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Johanna Lin and Jia Guo)

POSITIVE RESPONSE TO FORUM

Rebecca Liao, Asia head at Globality, a startup which focuses on international trade, moderated the forum’s technology panel.

“I was absolutely honored to spend time with this group of highly accomplished, warm and dynamic women,” she said. “I was especially inspired to see that a lot of young women came to the forum, and I hope we will have the opportunity to mentor more and form a community to help women grow.” Continue reading