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Girl Rising Screening and Forum: UN Women & Venture Education in Partnership with China Women’s Film Festival 2018

September 23, 2018

Venture Education in collaboration with UN Women organised a screening of the film, Girl Rising as part of the China Women’s Film Festival in order to raise awareness about the global impact of equal access to education for girls. Following the screening, we moderated a bilingual panel discussion with three female entrepreneurs in the field of education—the respective founders of BoldMoves China, Educating Girls in Rural China, and WildBound. At the end of the event, one of the EGRC scholarship receivers made a moving speech about how receiving an education had a positive impact on her life.

 

 

 

 

Moderator

CHARLOTTE SMITH

Senior Partner of Venture Education

Charlotte currently directs the Flourish Project and a team of educators to deliver an original enterprise education programme to 21 public middle and high schools in Beijing. She is also a Partner of Venture Education, an education consultancy that strives to foster people of all backgrounds to have the mindset and skills to make innovative ideas happen and create value for others.

Panelists

CHING CHING TIEN

Founder of Educating Girls in Rural China (EGRC)

In 2005, Ching founded a charity: Educating Girls of Rural China (EGRC). EGRC operates under the belief that educated women have educated children; educating women is the fundamental way to make better societies. Ching has established herself as the voice of girls’ education in China through prominent speaking engagements such as Alibaba’s 2017 Global Conference on Women and Entrepreneurship. In 2017, she was also awarded the Canadian Governor General’s Visit Medallion in recognition of her exceptional service in promoting the Canada-China relationship.

CINDY JENSEN

Founder of BoldMoves China

Cindy Jensen is the Founder of BoldMoves China, a consulting firm with a focus in Strategy Development, Executive Coaching and Leadership Development. Throughout Cindy’s career, she has been an advocate for the development of women and has been a mentor to women throughout her professional career. She has served as a Board of Director for EGRC and is currently the President of VIVA, a women’s professional networking association. A portion of their membership fees are donated to charitable organizations in China with a focus on women and education.

SONGQIAO YANG 

Founder of WildBound

Songqiao Yao is the founder of WildBound, an innovative environmental education venture based in China that brings young adults on expeditions to different ecosystems around the globe. She was the first Chinese participant and faculty member of Homeward Bound, the largest ever all female expedition to Antarctica to raise awareness of women’s leadership in science.

Girl Rising Screening and Forum: UN Women & Venture Education in Partnership with China Women’s Film Festival 2018

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