More women in leading roles in businessStaff writer ▼ | December 8, 2014
The China Association of Women Entrepreneurs (CAWE) released the 2014 Chinese female entrepreneur development report at the 15th International Forum of Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs in Beijing.
Beijing 15th International Forum of Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs
The ambition to start a business is more intense among females with a high educational background. Based on the report, 58.5 percent of businesswomen graduated from university, and among these businesswomen, 26 percent have a master degree.
Chinese female entrepreneurs should grasp the opportunity to promote company development as China transitions toward a more open, market-oriented economy, Gu Xiulian vice chairwoman of the Standing Committee of the 10th National People's Congress said at the forum.
Zhu Rui, the president of the CAWE, said that female entrepreneurs are necessary forces to drive the world's economic and social development. Compared to male business leaders, females are more cautious, precise and sensible with company management, she added.
The International Forum of Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs started in 2000. It provides a platform for female entrepreneurs in China to share information, ideas and opinions. ■