CKGSB Knowledge - China Business and Economy

Standing Up for Women

When Dame Barbara Woodward was named British Ambassador to China in February 2015, she became the first woman ever to hold this position. Conscious of her status as a trailblazer and role model, Ambassador Woodward has made a special commitment to promoting gender equality since assuming office.

A key part of this effort has been the launch of the UK Government in China’s Be Yourself: Pledge for Progress campaign, which encourages British and Chinese companies to take practical action to promote gender equality in the workplace. Fifty companies have already joined the campaign so far, including Ctrip, Deloitte and Lloyd’s China.

In this interview, Ambassador Woodward discusses the purpose of the campaign and the pledges companies have made so far.

Q: What inspired you and the embassy to launch the Be Yourself: Pledge For Progress campaign?

A: As you

Вы читаете отрывок, зарегистрируйтесь, чтобы читать полное издание.

Другое от: CKGSB Knowledge - China Business and Economy

CKGSB Knowledge - China Business and Economy4 мин. чтения
A Lack of Confidence
The BSI project is directed by Gan Jie, Professor of Finance at CKGSB The CKGSB Business Sentiment Index continued to expand slightly in the third quarter of 2019. Real output, on the other hand, contracted, as reflected in production, electricity
CKGSB Knowledge - China Business and Economy7 мин. чтения
Applying Business Logic to Philanthropy: Adream Foundation
It may not have been the goal of Adream Foundation’s founders, Pan Jiangxue and Wu Chong, to rework the philanthropic relationship between donors and recipients, but that is what they ended up doing. Their basic aim was to improve educational quality
CKGSB Knowledge - China Business and Economy1 мин. чтения
CKGSB Knowledge - China Business and Economy
Zhou Li Marcus Ryder and Greg Langley Mable-Ann Chang Chen Manting Jason Wong Raciel Avila Silva SinoMedia ■