2017 Women in Leadership Forum
2018-05-06  - Beijing

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN) will present the 2017 Women in Leadership Forum, on June 26, 2017, in Beijing, China.

Previous speakers of this Forum, which is now in its third year, have included Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg and Didi Chuxing’s President Liu Qing. The Forum will offer an opportunity to the 350 participating Chinese and global opinion leaders from the business, academic, non-profit and government sectors to network and share best practices.

Date: 2017.6.26, 9:00 – 18:00

Location: Regent Hotel, 99 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing

Language: English & Chinese, with simultaneous translation available

Registration: To register, please click here.

Contact: For further information or any questions please email Mark Dreyer at

2017 Women in Leadership Forum
Women Rising: A Diverse Perspective

09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:35 Opening by Emcee
Michelle Xing, Anchor “Global Business”, CGTN (formerly CCTV News)
09:35 – 09:45

Welcome Remarks from CKGSB
Zhou Li, Assistant Dean, CKGSB

09:45 – 09:55

Keynote Speech
Asa Torkelsson, Head of Women’s Economic Empowerment of UN Women Asia-Pacific

  【Women’s Empowerment】
09:55 – 10:10

Keynote Speech
Julie L. Kavanagh, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy Beijing

  【Women x Business】
10:10 – 10:25 Keynote Speech
Wei Sun Christianson, Asia Pacific Co-CEO & China CEO, Morgan Stanley
10:25 – 10:40 Keynote Speech
Gill Zhou, Vice President, IBM Greater China (CKGSB DBA Student)
10:40 – 12:00 Panel Discussion
Guo Sheng, CEO,
Daisy Shen, Partner & COO of Global China Practice, KPMG
Yang Xiaoxuan, Vice President, Head of Anime Venture Capital Business, iQiyi (CKGSB Alumna)
Gill Zhou, Vice President & CMO, IBM Greater China Group (CKGSB DBA Student)

Rachel Morarjee, The Economist Corporate Network

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
  【Women x Creative Industries】
13:00 – 13:15 Keynote Speech
Tim Payne, Senior Partner & Head of Asia, Brunswick
13:15 – 14:15 Panel Discussion
Soo Kang, CEO, Global Education and Technology Group, Pearson PLC
Christina Larson, China Technology Correspondent, Bloomberg News
Li Xin, Managing Director, Caixin Global (CKGSB Alumna)
Tim Payne, Senior Partner & Head of Asia, Brunswick
Anke Redl, Co-founder & Partner, China Media Management Inc

Michelle Xing, Anchor “Global Business”, CGTN (formerly CCTV News)

  【Women x Entrepreneurship】
14:15 – 14:30 Keynote Speech
Liu Nan, Founder & CEO, Mia (CKGSB Chuang Community Student)
14:30 – 15:30 Panel Discussion
Cindy Mi, Founder & CEO, VIPKID (CKGSB Chuang Community Student)
Liu Nan, Founder & CEO, Mia (CKGSB Chuang Community Student)
Maggie Tan, Founder, Tanjing Lundao; Former Co-head of Strategy & Planning, Uber China (CKGSB Chuang Community Student)
Zhu Yueyi, Founder & CEO, Reflower; Former Co-founder & CMO, Yongche Inc (CKGSB Chuang Community Student)

Li Yang, Associate Professor, CKGSB

  【Women x Philanthropy】
15:30 – 15:45 Keynote Speech
Tao Hong, Renowned Chinese Actress & Philanthropist (CKGSB Alumna)
15:45 – 16:10 Keynote Speech
Zhang Shuqin, Founder & Director, Beijing Sun Village Children’s Education Consultancy
16:10 – 17:10 Panel Discussion
May Mei, Founder of GoalBlue, Former Chief Representative of WildAid China (CKGSB Alumna)
Clare Pearson, International Development Director, DLA Piper; UK National Representative of the Supervisory Board of the European Chamber
Tao Hong, Renowned Chinese Actress & Philanthropist (CKGSB Alumna)
Zhang Huaying, Vice President for Sustainability, Greater China & Korea Business Unit,Coca-Cola

Julie Broussard, Country Programme Manager, UN Women China Office

17:10 – 17:15 Closing by Emcee
17:15 – 18:00 Networking

All speakers have been confirmed, but are subject to change. Panelists are listed by alphabetical order.

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