To ensure sustainable, long-term growth, Asia needs to muster all its talents. However, different barriers persist and continue to hold women back from unleashing their full potential. Statistics from McKinsey’s « Women Matter: An Asian Perspective » report show that compared to the western world, the proportion of women in leadership positions is strikingly low in Asia.
How can we accelerate change to bridge the gender gap in the region? Do technology and new work patterns have a role to play? What strategies can organizations implement to attract and retain female talent in Asia?
On the occasion of the fourth EVE Program Asia-Pacific in Shanghai, experts and women leaders from the region share their experiences and bold ideas.
Vishakha Desai, Special Advisor for Global Affairs, Office of the President at Columbia University
|Kathy Gong, Serial entrepreneur; Founder, ai.law; Founder, APEC Women Leadership Forum||
Su-Mei Thompson, CEO, The Women’s Foundation
|The Case for Women’s Leadership in Asia||Dare to Fail: What I Learned as a Woman Entrepreneur in China||Creating a Level Playing Field for Women in Asia|
|Anjun Zhou, PhD, Managing Director and Head of Multi-Asset Research, Mellon Capital||Julie Broussard, Country Programme Manager, UN Women China||Kalki Koechlin, Indian actress|
|Women Hold Up Half of the Sky||Five Things That CEOs Can Start Doing to Advance Gender Equality in China||In Praise of the Sisterhood: Interview with Kalki Koechlin|
Virginia Tan, Founder and CEO, Lean In China
|Jianbin Hao, Senior Expert at AliResearch, Alibaba Group and Adjunct Professor of Beijing Jiaotong University||Diane Wang, Founder, DHGate.com; Chairwoman, APEC Women’s Forum|
|Home: the Invisible Battlefront for Working Women in China||Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem for Women Entrepreneurs in China||Why Digital Platforms Are a Girl’s Best Friend|