Women's Entrepreneurship in China: A New Opportunity for Growth

11:45 AM - 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - AmCham China Conference Room

As China’s economy enters its “New Normal” phase, there are unprecedented opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovative spirits. More female entrepreneurs are emerging in this new economy, but cultural norms and the unequal opportunities for building a network or seeking out opportunities continue to be barriers.

The Goldman Sachs Foundation and China Development Research Foundation, together with the AmCham China Women’s Professional Committee and Small Business and Entrepreneurs Committee, invite you to an event celebrating the findings of a new report: “Women’s Entrepreneurship in China: A New Growth Opportunity,” which was first released at the Annual China Development Forum at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on March 21.

The report discusses the impact of the “New Normal” on economies, barriers, challenges and opportunities for new gender roles, using Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women initiative launched in 2008, which provides business education targeting underserved, women-owned small- and medium-enterprises. The report stresses the importance of developing a gendered economic policy framework that not only supports female entrepreneurs, but also integrates a gender perspective in all aspects of its economic policy. It also encourages more public-private partnerships that invest in women’s entrepreneurship, which could be a good tool for MNCs in China.

The complete report and its executive summary as well as the news release are available in Chinese: http://www.goldmansachs.com/worldwide/china/citizenship/10000-women/

The English version will be rolled out in September this year in New York.

The event will be moderated by Dr. Liu Qian (Louise), the first Chinese analyst to join The Economist Group's research arm and currently serves as Director of China Service, Global Editorial Management Committee Member, Economist Intelligence Unit, The Economist Group.

Yu Wenchi, Asia Pacific Head for Corporate Engagement, Goldman Sachs
Fang Jin, Deputy Secretary General, China Development Research Foundation
Julie Broussard, Country Program Manager, UN Women

AmCham China Conference Center
The Office Park AB, 6th Floor
No. 10 Jintongxi Road Beijing

11:45-12:00 - Registration
12:00-12:45 - Report Sharing
12:45-13:30 - Panel Discussion and Q&A
13:30-14:00 - Networking

Cardholding members advanced discounted online price: RMB 100
Cardholding members at the door: RMB 150
Non-cardholding employees of member companies: RMB 250
Non-members: RMB 600

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This event is off-the-record.

For more information, please contact: Shi Yao, Tel: 8519 0865, Email: [email protected].

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