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Opening remarksPeggy WangWomen's Entrepreneurship Day Ambassador
How Corporations can foster Women's Entrepreneurial Spirit
Lisa Kao
  • Lisa Kao (GM  at  IBM Taiwan Corporation)

    Lisa Kao

    GM at IBM Taiwan Corporation

    Lisa Kao was appointed to General Manager of IBM Taiwan effective July, 2017. Ms. Kao joined IBM Taiwan in 1993 as the client representative in Public sector
    In April 2000, Ms. Kao was assigned to Beijing to be the Administrative Assistant to GM of GCG Chairman. After the assignment, Ms. Kao took over the Taiwan Marketing executive role in July 2000.
    Ms. Kao was then assigned to IBM Asia Pacific Marketing Management team in 2005 to support Asia Pacific GM on the development of growth initiatives and to incubate Asia Pacific Marketing management professional talents.
    From Oct. 2006 to Dec. 2009, Ms. Kao was the Executive for IBM Taiwan Financial Services Sector.
    In Jan. 2010, Ms. Kao was assigned to Beijing as Client Director of the Agriculture Bank of China, serving as the client’s trusted partner for six years, helping to transform its IT infrastructure and business processes.
    In 2016, Ms. Kao took over the GCG Systems-Hardware Sales business and led the team to new heights in a challenging market faced with strong domestic competition.
    Ms. Kao received both her bachelor and master's degree from Cornell University with major in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering.

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How Taiwan is supporting Gender Equality Policies and supporting the development of Women's start-ups
Ann Yang
  • Ann Yang (Senior Executive Officer for the Department of Gender Equality  at  Executive Yuan)

    Ann Yang

    Senior Executive Officer for the Department of Gender Equality at Executive Yuan

    Hsiao-yun Yang is the Senior Executive Officer for the Department of Gender Equality in Executive Yuan, responsible for Gender Equality affairs and international affairs. She has been in charge of APEC affairs for 11 years since 2006 and is very familiar with the issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

    Current Position:
    Senior Executive Officer for the Department of Gender Equality in Executive Yuan

    Education
    1. Master, Graduate School of Management and Technology in Computer Management System, University of Maryland University College, USA. 1997
    2. Master, Graduate Institute of Human Development and Family Studies, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan. 1992
    3. B.A., Department of Sociology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan. 1980

    Experience
    2012~present Senior Executive Officer of the Department of Gender Equality
    2005 ~ 2012 Section Chief, Department of Social Affairs, Ministry of Interior
    1999 ~ 2005 Secretary, Vice-Minister Office, Ministry of Interior
    1998 ~ 1999 Technician, Information Center, Ministry of Interior
    1997 ~ 1998 Assistant Researcher, Department of International Cooperation, National Science Council

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A Global perspective on the place of Women in Business
Jodi Schneider
  • Jodi Schneider (Senior Editor  at  Bloomberg)

    Jodi Schneider

    Senior Editor at Bloomberg

    Jodi Schneider is a senior editor on the Bloomberg News TOP team, curating and managing the front page of Bloomberg News, and regularly appears on Bloomberg Television and Radio. She has held senior editing positions at Bloomberg, including running coverage of the Congress and tax policy from the Washington bureau in the U.S. Before coming to Hong Kong, she was an economics editor in Japan. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Jodi was an editor at The Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report magazine and Congressional Quarterly, among other publications. (She is a past president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.) Jodi is a co-lead of the Bloomberg News Women's Voices project and also helps lead the Bloomberg Women's Community in Hong Kong.

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Panel Discussion
Jodi SchneiderCindy SuiLisa KaoAnn Yang
  • Jodi Schneider (Senior Editor  at  Bloomberg)

    Jodi Schneider

    Senior Editor at Bloomberg
  • Cindy Sui (Correspondent  at  BBC)

    Cindy Sui

    Correspondent at BBC
  • Lisa Kao (GM  at  IBM Taiwan Corporation)

    Lisa Kao

    GM at IBM Taiwan Corporation
  • Ann Yang (Senior Executive Officer for the Department of Gender Equality  at  Executive Yuan)

    Ann Yang

    Senior Executive Officer for the Department of Gender Equality at Executive Yuan