The World Academy for the Future of Women taught [me] a lot. I know how to find my passion, how to build a team and empower it. Also, I know how to deal with the relationship between the leader and follower.
At first, I was always a very shy girl, . . . I [could] not give a speech to the public . . . it is indeed a very difficult obstacle for me to overcome. In order to change this weakness, and to be a powerful leader, I chose to take part in the Academy.
I have learned to be a powerful leader, how to work as a team, how to express myself bravely, [and] how to act confidently and spontaneously. The most important [thing] I have learned [is] how to accomplish my dream to make a difference. Women can make this world different; we must count on ourselves. Believe in it and then give myself a chance to work on it, and, you know what, I found it is a piece of cake!
Because of the World Academy and our facilitators, I saw more about how everything was going all over the world, and I got more information which is totally different from what I had already known before. All of these made me realize that, as a young woman, I have the right to realize my own dream and to be an excellent leader. And I have the responsibility to help other women and men.
I have learned what qualities a leaders needs and how a leader should be. It’s about service, not being in charge of somebody.
In the Academy, every facilitator encouraged us to have confidence and helped us to find our advantages. So I know that as women, we have [different] strengths from men in working.
Now I am confident to pursue my dreams. I will . . . open a preschool. I wan to contribute to [the children education industry in China] and I am confident that I can make a difference.
Every week we attended classes given by the facilitators. We learned to think deeply about ourselves, the abilities a successful woman should have, how to make an effective team, and how to communicate effectively with others.