Sias Hosts 9th Annual Women's Symposium

Monday, May 18 - From the 15th to 17th of May, the 9th Annual Women’s Symposium was held at Sias. The guests list included Jerrie Ueberle, President and Owner of Global Interactions Inc., Julie Broussard, UN Women China Director, Guo Ruixiang, UN Women China District Project Coordination, David Schoch, President of Ford Motor Company Asia Pacific, Jennifer Mao-Jones, Asia Manager at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, in addition to Dr. Shawn Chen, Chairman of the Board of Sias, Fei Hexiang, Sias Party Secretary, Dr. Richard Li Hua, Sias President, Liu Shuqin, Sias Vice President, Proctor Han Xiaoai, and Li Haijun. More than 30 countries and regions were represented, and more than 40 Chinese and foreign guests spoke at this event. Representatives from over 30 Chinese universities attended the Symposium as well.

 

On the morning of the 15th of May, the Opening Ceremony of the 9th Annual Women’s Symposium was held at Sias. Sias President, Dr. Richard Li Hua, presided over the opening ceremony. Dr. Shawn Chen delivered the opening speech, welcomed the guests, and reminded people that the Symposium was founded to guide and help young women develop themselves. Then, Jerrie Ueberle, President and Owner of Global Interactions Inc. (who is also the Founder of the World Academy for the Future of Women),and Julie Broussard, UN Women China Director, spoke of their common vision, encouraged students to focus on their education, assist their generation, bring comfort to the common people, cultivate universal brotherhood, and gender equality. David Schoch, President of Ford Motor Company Asia Pacific, spoke of how this current generation can make a considerable contribution to social responsibility and sustainable development, and thereby create a better world. Jerrie Ueberle then announced the Awards for the 2015 Outstanding Women Leaders. Finally, there was a performance by the Sias Choir, that led to the closing of the Opening Ceremony.

 

Over the course of the entire Symposium a total of nearly 100 lectures were delivered, and experts spoke about women’s liberation, examples of successful women, and education. There was also a reception for the guests at the Chinese Garden, a Welcome Banquet, a forum for mothers and daughters to share their experiences, and a special performance of the "Chinese Butterfly" opera.

 

The Closing Ceremony was held on the 17th of May. Sias Party Secretary, Fei Hexiang, delivered a speech. Then, Jennifer Mao-Jones, Asia Manager at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, delivered a keynote speech. Jerrie Ueberle announced the 2015 Outstanding Women Leader Awards list, and Catherine Jennings, Co-Founder of The Focus Group Consulting, spoke about the United Nations' Millenium Development Projects. Finally, Jerrie Ueberle presented certificates to the graduates who received the Women's Academy Development Certification.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sias President, Dr. Richard Li Hua, presided over the opening ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shawn Chen, Chairman of the Board of Sias, delivered the opening speech

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerrie Ueberle, Founder of the World Academy for the Future of Women, and President and Owner of Global Interactions Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Broussard, UN Women China Director, delivered a keynote speech

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Schoch, President of Ford Motor Company Asia Pacific delivered a keynote speech

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sias Choir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Awards Ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students and guests interacting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students and guests interacting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jerrie Ueberle announced the 2015 Outstanding Women Leader Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sias Party Secretary, Fei Hexiang, delivered a speech

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sias President, Dr. Richard Li Hua, presided over the closing ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Mao-Jones, Asia Manager at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, delivered a keynote speech

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerrie Ueberle, Founder of the World Academy for the Future of Women, delivered a speech

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catherine Jennings, Co-Founder of The Focus Group Consulting, spoke about the UN's Millenium Development Projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduates who received the Women's Academy Development Certification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduates who received the Women's Academy Development Certification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 7th World Women's Future Development Orientation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 7th World Women's Future Development Orientation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 7th World Women's Future Development Orientation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerrie Ueberle, with the closing speech

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A reception for the guests at the Chinese Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Welcome Banquet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shawn Chen delivered the toast at the Welcome Banquet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The performance of the "Chinese Butterfly" opera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The performance of the "Chinese Butterfly" opera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mothers and daughters sharing their experiences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mothers and daughters sharing their experiences

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