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US media: higher status of Chinese science and technology women have surpassed Silicon Valley

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The public face that dabbled in on the competition was Liu Qing, president and chief operating officer. A woman A mother

For reporting purposes, I re-contacted more and more acquaintances in China and I was shocked that so many top-level Chinese executives are women. There are so many people who are CEO (CEO), COO (Chief Operating Officer), CFO (Chief Financial Officer) and even CTO (Chief Technology Officer). They are not simply symbolic women in the team managing human resources or the market.

Silicon Valley Bank has a wide range of businesses in China and is very interested in some of the interesting signs that the two centers are showing significant gender disparity. It conducted research on about 900 clients in the United States, the United Kingdom and China to investigate the high-level trends of women. The findings make it hard for Americans who have not done business with the Chinese tech community to believe that doing business is obvious.

When asked how many chief executives were in the organization, 54% of U.S. technology companies responded "one or more." 53% of UK companies answered "one or more." In China, nearly 80% of companies responded "one or more."

I do not think this shows a comprehensive picture because many of the Chinese companies I have contacted have more than one female executive and these women hold a wide variety of positions.

At the board level, only 34% of U.S. companies state that one or more female directors are on the board. 39% British companies claim one or more female directors. 61% of Chinese companies have one or more female directors.

Even more insidiously, 67% of U.S. companies answered no when 80% of the UK companies gave negative answers when asked if they had plans to increase the number of women in leadership positions. At the same time 63% of Chinese companies have answered. Chinese women are much taller at the top of the company, but more are still preparing to create a more equal environment. These three statistics combine to show the reality of the "queen bee" myth counterexample: when an organization has enough women in high positions, they overwhelmingly support other women.

Bloomberg reported in September 2016 that the phenomenon was even more extreme in China's venture capital industry. According to their data, in the United States, 10% of the big business partners are female investment partners, and only half of the companies have female investment partners. In China, 17% of the investment partners are women, and it is striking that 80% of the companies have at least one female investor.

With further investigation, I found a little bit of consensus on why the workplace mothers in China are so different. First, because China's technology industry is a sudden start and brings a lot of opportunities. All kinds of people with non-traditional experiences get the chance, and in more mature ecosystems they do not have so many opportunities.

China has created new role models and new models in the technology industry. This is more for Silicon Valley than it was ten years ago, as their companies are competing with U.S. companies. It is not Lift, but a Chinese company that thwarted Uber. The public face of the war is a woman. A mother This is of great significance to China and of great significance to the United States.

(Compiled / Wei Xiaohui)

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