Starting a business is never easy. It's full of uncertainty and variability. Sometimes things can be even more difficult for female founders.
However, when talking to our 2 wonderful women - Jing Zhao Cesarone, founder and CEO of ChildWise, an early childhood education company; and Tracy Zhong, co-founder of OLEADA, an emerging women's handbag brand, you can definitely feel their courage, energy and determination. Their experiences are proof that there are no limits for female entrepreneurs.
Topics we will talk about:
How did they start their career and what made them decide to start their own business?
In each of their industries, do they see more female leaders or male leaders? Why is this the case?
What is the most difficult decision they have made in their entrepreneurship journey？
What are the advantages or disadvantages for female entrepreneurs compared to male?
What kind of personalities are needed for an entrepreneur?
Role of males in female entrepreneurship
Final advice to female audiences who are planning to start their own business
May 26th 8pm, we are inviting you to join our Women's Month virtual event!
Jing Zhao Cesarone started her entrepreneurship in 2001 with her first company, ChinaWise, a leading business advisory firm headquartered in Chicago. In 2017, she expanded to fill the need she saw within this space for accredited early childhood education. And thus, ChildWise was born.
As an outstanding multinational business leader and international activist, Zhao has more than 20 years of experience in global business strategy, cross-cultural communication, people-to-people diplomacy and Sino-US investment. She has participated in nearly 100 multinational projects and successfully developed international strategies and implementation plans for government departments, non-profit organizations and listed companies in North America and Asia. In particular, she has extensive experience in fortune 500 corporates' social responsibility best practices, and has established and operated a number of projects related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including early childhood education, women's empowerment and youth leadership. She won the Corporate Woman of Achievement Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO Chicago), and recently received the Global Achievement Award from the Chinese Cultural Foundation in New York for her contribution to advance global education programs.
Prior to founding OLEADA, Tracy was an investment specialist at multiple Bulge Brackets banks including Goldman Sachs, JPM, etc.
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