Tuesday 25th October, Lunch: Challenges and opportunities for China’s female entrepreneurs

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Date(s) - Tuesday, October 25 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm



Eight out of 10 of the world’s richest self-made women come from China, as do two-thirds of all self-made female billionaires. But are these impressive stats representative of life for women business owners across the country, and is China the land of opportunity for female-led start-ups?

Pocket Sun, founder of SoGal Ventures, which invests in many female-led startups, will draw on her extensive knowledge and international experience to discuss some of the unique challenges faced when starting a business as a woman in China. Why is it so much harder for women to get access to finance? What are the cultural challenges and where do they face unique hurdles in China? And where can the Chinese corporate world offer particular advantages for women in business?

About the Speaker:

Pocket Sun is the founder of SoGal, a global entrepreneurship and venture capital network that aims to redefine the next generation of diverse founders and funders. She co-founded SoGal Ventures, the world’s first female-led millennial venture capital firm investing in the US and Asia. Pocket received her Master’s Degree from the University of Southern California in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and shortly after became one of the youngest people to ever be on the cover of Forbes Magazine at the age of 24.

She has been recognised with many awards and features for her entrepreneurial achievements, including Forbes 30 Under 30 in venture capital, BBC World News, LinkedIn Top Voices, Harper’s BAZAAR “Women of Our Time”, Prestige “40 Under 40”, CCTV, The Straits Times, Business Times, Channel News Asia, and DBS “Asian Unstoppables”.

Venue details: Pistacchio

1/F, 378 Wukang Lu,
near Tai’an Lu
武康路378号1楼, 近泰安路

 Admission: SFCC members 100RMB; Non-members: 150RMB

Price includes lunch and drink.


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