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- Wang Lili: An inspirational role model for young women in China
- Diane Wang: A story of perseverance
- Anna Buduls: An Opportunistic Career Path
- eBunda.com, Brunei
- Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
Executive Director & Senior Executive Vice President, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited
Ms. WANG LiliAs Executive Director and Senior Executive Vice President of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC Ltd), Ms Wang Lili is not only one of the most influential figures in China’s enormous banking and finance sector, but also an outstanding role model for professional women in China and, indeed, the entire APEC region.
In addition to her role as ICBC Executive Director and Senior Executive Vice President, in which as looks over international business, global financial markets, asset management business, assets and liabilities management, and legal affairs of the bank, Ms Wang is Chairman of ICBC (London) Ltd
Diane Wang, the founder and CEO of DHgate.com, is one of China’s top business stars. Recipient of a number of prestigious awards, Diane’s path to professional success and industry recognition, is a tale of perseverance, tenacity and dedication.
DHgate is China’s leading B2B e-commerce transaction platform for connecting Chinese SME suppliers with overseas global buyers. As pioneer of the new generation of e-commerce, Diane has received “Outstanding Woman of China” and “Outstanding Woman of Beijing” awards – two of the highest forms of recognition given to professional women in China.
How Anna Buduls progressed from working in an icecream parlour to being Australia’s first female ABAC member
There are many ways to achieve career success.
I never knew what I wanted to do or be. I swerved and gyrated through a variety of jobs and study options and ended up surprising both myself and those around me with my achievements. Opportunistically I took up challenges when they presented themselves and made the best of them, and inevitably, new and different work led to even more interesting challenges.
When I left high school I worked the summer holidays in a 36 flavour ice cream parlour. I wanted to earn some money and I was also hoping that by the time I had tried the 36th flavour, light would have dawned as to what I should next do with my life.
eBunda offers free education and learning for women, especially those on maternity breaks, with the main emphasis on online learning. The initiative is spearheaded by the technology company, BAG Networks as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.
Ewha Womans University is a private women’s university in central Seoul, South Korea, and is widely recognised as the best women’s university in Korea, regularly ranked among the top 5 in the country. It is also the world’s largest female educational institute.