The Annual Women’s Symposium began in 2007 in China to recognize and introduce leaders whose work has made significant impact on their lives and on the lives of others. Held on the Sias International University campus, the symposium brings together thousands of students from multiple universities in China, as well as academic and business professionals from across the globe for a powerful exchange of ideas and wisdom.

Each symposium features multiple keynote speeches as well as dozens of breakout sessions, in both English and Chinese. Some of our past keynoters include:

  • Julia Broussard, Director of UN Women – China
  • Martha Burk, Founder of the National Council of Women’s Organizations – USA
  • Elim Chew, Founder/President 77th Street Pte Ltd – Singapore
  • Rachel Hanfling, EMMY-nominated TV producer – USA
  • Zhang Huaying, Vice-President of Sustainability, Coca-Cola – China
  • Christabel Lo, Former Chief People Office – Major Chain Restaurant Business – China
  • Jennifer Mao-Jones, Asia Manager of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, international law firm – China
  • Valerie Mrak, Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker –  USA
  • Ching Tien, Founder/President Educating Girls of Rural China –  Canada
  • David Schoch, Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motors – Asia

Our latest symposium was held in May 2019.