Women Discuss Leadership in Media Industry

March 17, 2016
By Wang ShashaEditor: Wang Shasha
Attendees at the seminar on women's leadership in the media industry at the American Center in Beijing, March 15 [Women of China/Wang Shasha]

 

A seminar on women's leadership in the media industry was held at the American Center in Beijing, March 15. The seminar was part of a series of events celebrating National Women's History Month in the US.

Elizebeth Schimel, president of Conde Nast China, Jessica Lessin, founder and editor-in-chief of The Information, Li Yehui, professor of media studies and gender studies at Communication University of China, and Em Roblin, Founder of LEAP, a professional coaching and executive training firm, shared their career stories with more than 100 attendees at the gathering.

The speakers related that a recent study found that the Fortune 500 companies with the highest representation of female members on their boards of directors has significantly better financial performance than companies with the lowest representation of female directors. They stressed that female representation is especially important in the field of media, because societal attitude about gender role may be influenced by how news and entertainment companies portray women.

The media moguls discussed how to maintain a work-family balance and the importance of learning and being a good listener. They also acknowledged some of the challenges that women in the media are confronted with and how they view role of women in this field. The guests aimed to advise young women in professional matters.

 

Attendees at the seminar on women's leadership in the media industry at the American Center in Beijing, March 15 [Women of China/Wang Shasha]
Attendees at the seminar on women's leadership in the media industry at the American Center in Beijing, March 15 [Women of China/Wang Shasha]

(Women of China)

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