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2019 Women in Leadership Forum
2019-11-20  - Beijing
2019 Women in Leadership Forum
The Power of Equality
13:30-18:30, Nov 20th, 2019, Beijing
https://videos.sproutvideo.com/embed/e89ddab71415e0cf60/2073675720caa6ef?autoPlay=true
Overview

While issues surrounding gender equality in the workplace have become more prominent than before, women continue to face a myriad of challenges in the workplace and particularly at the senior leadership level. At the 5th Women in Leadership Forum, we will focus on unleashing the power of female leaders across business, government, academia, and sports in China and around the world.

About

Focusing on empowering women at senior levels, the Women in Leadership Forum has become a flagship event jointly held since 2013 by the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN).

As a platform for empowering female leaders, promoting gender equality in the workplace, celebrating success stories, and offering opportunities to create positive change, the Women in Leadership Forum offers unique insights from distinguished leaders like Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook’s COO), Barbara Woodward (British Ambassador to China), Jan Adams (Former Australian Ambassador to China) and Jean Liu (President of Didi Chuxing Technology Co), among many others.

Facts & Figures

  • 60
    Speakers
  • 1400 +
    Participants
  • 30 % +
    Participants are Director Level and Above
  • 100 +
    Chinese and Global Media Attended
  • 900 +
    Media Coverage
  • 1 mil. +
    Livestream Views
2019 Speakers
  • Helena Sangeland
    Ambassador of Sweden to China
  • Clare Fearnley
    Ambassador of New Zealand to China
  • Maria Gustava
    Ambassador of Mozambique to China
  • Tania Romualdo
    Ambassador of Cabo Verde to China
  • Sarah Serem
    Ambassador of Kenya to China
  • Gabrielle Williams
    Minister for Women, Minister for Youth, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence, Victorian State Government of Australia
  • Li Na
    Former Professional Tennis Player, CKGSB Alumna
  • Xiaoping Yang
    Chairman and President, BP China
  • Xiang Bing
    Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization, CKGSB
  • Smriti Aryal
    Head of Office, UN Women China
  • Daniel Boyer
    General Manager, Greater China and Minister (Commercial), Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Australian Embassy
  • Greg Gilligan
    Vice President, Greater China Managing Director, PGA TOUR
  • Su Cheng Harris-Simpson
    Founder and CEO of SCHSAsia, Board of Governor of AmCham China
  • Jialei Lin
    Programme Officer, UN Women China
  • Daisy Shen
    Partner, KPMG Advisory (China) Limited
  • Ping Xiaoli
    General Manager, Baidu APP
  • Hannah Ryder
    Founder and CEO, Development Reimagined
  • Liu Nan
    Founder & CEO, Mia, CKGSB Chuang Community Student
  • Liu Fang
    Founder & CEO, Teasure, CKGSB Chuang Community Student
  • Luo Jing
    Mountaineer, CKGSB Alumna
  • Fan Yu
    Co-founder of Nawa Life, CKGSB Alumna
  • Audrey Mu
    Founder & CEO, Beijing Bonbaby Education Technology Ltd., CKGSB MBA Alumna
  • Teng Bingsheng
    Associate Dean for Asia and Europe, Professor of Strategic Management, CKGSB
  • Yan Aimin
    Professor of Management, Associate Dean of External Relations, Campus Development, and Administration, CKGSB
  • Zhang Xiaomeng
    Associate Dean for EE, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Co-director of Leadership and Motivation Research Center, CKGSB
  • Zhou Li
    Assistant Dean, CKGSB
Event Agenda
12:30-13:30

Registration

13:30-13:35

Commencement

Audrey MU, Founder & Chairman, Beijing Bonbaby Education Technology Ltd., CKGSB MBA Alumna

13:35-13:45

Welcome Address

XIANG Bing, Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization, CKGSB

13:45-13:55

Opening Remarks

Smriti ARYAL, Head of Office, UN Women China

 

Fostering Equality through Governance

13:55-14:05

Keynote Speech: Leading by Example: Gender Equality in the Public Sector

Gabrielle WILLIAMS, Minister for Women, Minister for Youth, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence, Victorian State Government of Australia

14:05-14:35

Dialogue: Pioneering Efforts towards Gender Parity

Clare FEARNLEY, Ambassador of New Zealand to China

Helena SANGELAND, Ambassador of Sweden to China

Moderator:

TENG Bingsheng, Professor of Strategic Management, Associate Dean for Asia and Europe, CKGSB

14:35-15:15

Dialogue: The Role of Women at the Center of Africa’s Transformation

Tania ROMUALDO, Ambassador of the Republic of Cabo Verde to China

Sarah SEREM, Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to China

Maria GUSTAVA, Ambassador of the Republic of Mozambique to China

Moderator:

Hannah RYDER, CEO, Development Reimagined

 

Driving Business Growth through Gender Balance

15:15-15:25

Keynote Speech: Chinese Business Executive’s Leadership Transformation

ZHANG Xiaomeng, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Associate Dean for EE, Co-Director of Leadership and Motivation Research Center, CKGSB

15:25-15:35

Keynote Speech: Creating Sustainable Value for the Country and Company

Xiaoping YANG, Chairman and President, BP China

15:35-15:45

Keynote Speech: Female Power in the Age of AI

PING Xiaoli, General Manager, Baidu APP

15:45-16:25

Panel Discussion: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Millennial Age

LIU Nan, Founder & CEO, Mia, CKGSB Chuang Community Student

LIU Fang, Founder & CEO, Teasure, CKGSB Chuang Community Student

Moderator:

TENG Bingsheng, Professor of Strategic Management, Associate Dean for Asia and Europe, CKGSB

16:25-17:10

Panel Discussion: The Role of Male Champions in Gender Balance

Greg GILLIGAN, Vice President, Greater China Managing Director, PGA TOUR

Daniel BOYER, General Manager, Greater China and Minister (Commercial), Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Australian Embassy

Daisy SHEN, Partner, KPMG Advisory (China) Limited

Moderator:

Su Cheng HARRIS-SIMPSON, Founder and CEO of SCHSAsia, Board of Governor of AmCham China

17:10-17:15

Keynote Speech: Women’s Empowerment Principles

Jialei LIN, Programme Officer, UN Women China

  Achieving Personal Victories
17:15-17:45

Special Dialogue: The Female Advantage in Sports

LI Na, Former Professional Tennis Player, CKGSB Alumna

YAN Aimin, Professor of Management, Associate Dean of External Relations, Campus Development, and Administration, CKGSB

17:45-18:25

Special Dialogue: Inspiring Journeys and Overcoming Hurdles

FAN Yu, Co-founder of Nawa Life, CKGSB Alumna

LUO Jing, Mountaineer, CKGSB Alumna

Moderator:

YAN Aimin, Professor of Management, Associate Dean of External Relations, Campus Development, and Administration, CKGSB

18:25-18:30

Closing Remarks

ZHOU Li, Assistant Dean, CKGSB

18:30-19:00 Networking
Supporting Organizations:
Past Speakers
  • Regional Advisor on Women’s Economic Empowerment, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
  • President of Didi Chuxing Technology Co.
  • Prominent TV Presenter and Co-founder of Sun Media Group
  • Asia Co-CEO & China CEO, Morgan Stanley
  • Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, IBM Greater China Group
  • Managing Director, China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC), Executive Chairwomen, CICC Investment Management Committee
  • Former COO of KPMG Asia Pacific
  • Senior Partner & Head of Asia, Brunswick
  • Founder & CEO, VIPKID, CKGSB MBA Alumna and CKGSB Chuang Community Student
  • Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization, CKGSB
  • Professor of Marketing, Director of Social Innovation and Branding Research Center, Academic Director for EMBA, CKGSB
  • Associate Dean, Professor of Accounting and Finance, CKGSB
Past Event Videos
Keynote Speech:
UK Government in China’s ‘Be Yourself – Pledge for Progress’ Campaign, Barbara Woodward
https://videos.sproutvideo.com/embed/e89ddab9121ee5c960/c0e68e129c0cce9b?autoPlay=true
Keynote Speech:
Gender Equality and Inclusion: What Can Governments Do? Jan Adams
https://videos.sproutvideo.com/embed/189ddab81a11e3c590/0aaca91d8b4a60d3?autoPlay=true
Welcome Remarks, Maria Guimaraes
https://videos.sproutvideo.com/embed/a49ddab91218efca2c/8cb0a34793d466d8?autoPlay=true
Welcome Remarks, Zhou Li
https://videos.sproutvideo.com/embed/e89ddab9121be1c860/c0175208516ecd82?autoPlay=true
Keynote Speech:
When Digital Human Is Coming, Gill Zhou
https://videos.sproutvideo.com/embed/d49ddab9131ee2c45c/b0d3d3662cd5a343?autoPlay=true
Keynote Speech:
Challenges and Trends of Equity Investment, Shirley Chen
https://videos.sproutvideo.com/embed/489ddab81a14e7c0c0/0ab7b2e0fa643924?autoPlay=true
Keynote Speech:
Promoting Philanthropy through Behavioral Science, Zhu Rui
https://videos.sproutvideo.com/embed/a49ddab9121ce2c32c/a1eb52397299d817?autoPlay=true
Keynote Speech:
Social Responsibility – Navigating Creative Routes, May Mei
https://videos.sproutvideo.com/embed/709ddab9111fe2c2f8/e1cb7205ae0eb1cf?autoPlay=true
Panel Discussion:
Public-Private Collaborations Empowering Women
https://videos.sproutvideo.com/embed/1c9ddab91016e3c494/efcfd1443560e8f0?autoPlay=true
Panel Discussion:
SHE Changes the World
https://videos.sproutvideo.com/embed/709ddab9161eeccaf8/268770a201b197aa?autoPlay=true
Panel Discussion:
Heart + Mind = Innovation Social Entrepreneurship
https://videos.sproutvideo.com/embed/d49ddab9111fe0c55c/a38a3fb75da56361?autoPlay=true
What People Think

 

The forum like this today, gives us a great opportunity to visibility champion the female leadership, share your perspectives though your real life experiences. I think that is very powerful.
Daisy Shen
Partner, KPMG Advisory (China) Limited

Video

 

When the business knowledge, business essentials come together with uniqueness of women leadership, this is where I see the most magic is going to happen.
Cindy Mi
Founder & CEO, VIPKID, CKGSB MBA Alumna and CKGSB Chuang Community Student

Video

 

I think the idea of collaboration and partnership is intrinsically important in this area. And the idea of bringing an internationally recognized institution together with one of the emergent great business schools of the world, this is fantastic.
Tim Payne
Senior Partner & Head of Asia Brunswick

Video

Press Release & Media Coverage
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