G(irls)20 pro­motes good jobs for women

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA - By SU ZHOU in Bei­jing suzhou@chi­nadaily.com.cn

Hong Xinyu, a 20-year-old col­lege stu­dent from East China, said her dream is to see more Chi­nese women suc­ceed in their am­bi­tion to be en­trepreneurs.

Hong, China’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the G(irls)20 Sum­mit in Bei­jing on Tues­day, told the in­ter­na­tional gath­er­ing that her plan is to open a work­shop to help women who were un­able to go to col­lege get train­ing in man­age­ment and lead­er­ship.

“Chi­nese women still don’t have enough op­por­tu­ni­ties to achieve ca­reer suc­cess,” she said. “One im­por­tant rea­son is that many of us lack lead­er­ship abil­ity and en­trepreneur­ship.”

Twenty-four young women — cho­sen for their ex­pe­ri­ence, am­bi­tion and learn­ing abil­ity from more than 1,700 ap­pli­cants from G20 mem­ber coun­tries — joined this year’s sum­mit of G(irls) 20.

G(irls)20, es­tab­lished in 2009, is an or­ga­ni­za­tion based in Canada that is de­voted to pro­mot­ing greater fe­male par­tic­i­pa­tion in the work­force around the world.

Farah Mo­hamed, head of G(irls)20, said that China stands out in­ter­na­tion­ally for pro­duc­ing im­pres­sive ex­am­ples of women who are in power, par­tic­u­larly in busi­ness.

“We have women be­ing pro­moted to se­nior level jobs. We don’t have enough, but we have more,” she said. “The com­pany Didi Chux­ing, which just ac­quired the China busi­ness of Uber, is run by a woman. That’s in­cred­i­ble, and we need to see more of that.”

A re­port re­leased last year by Hu­run, the Shang­hai wealth re­search firm best known for its “China Rich List”, showed that eight of the world’s top-10 rich­est self-made women are from China, com­pared with two from the United States.

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