3rd annual SupChina Women's Conference: How women are shaping the rising global power - SupChina

3rd annual SupChina Women’s Conference: How women are shaping the rising global power

Join us on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Harmonie Club of New York for our third annual SupChina Women’s Conference. C-suite executives and some of the top influential businesswomen between the U.S. and China will discuss how women are impacting China’s tech, business, financial, and consumer trends. Here is your opportunity to learn from, network with, and be empowered by the CEO of Thrive Global and Founder of the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington (Keynote Speaker); “Tiger Mom” and Yale professor Amy Chua (Dinner Keynote) and more. SupChina is bringing together the top thought leaders in China-global business for a women-first event!

Purchase your tickets here.

The conference will be followed by a cocktail reception and a separate gala dinner evento award a Top Female Leader and recognize the SupChina Female Rising Stars of 2019: early-career achievers working in or with China. The award judges are Wei Sun Christianson, CEO of Morgan Stanley China/Asia, and Merit Janow, dean of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

SupChina’s aim is to inform, inspire, and give you an extraordinary opportunity to network with women at the top of their fields:

  • Gain unrivaled access to industry-leading women in the China space.
  • Network with speakers and attendees from China and North America.
  • Find out about the latest political, cultural, and social developments in the country you can’t afford to ignore.
  • Explore how Fortune 500 firms, top Chinese firms, and startups view their future growth. 
  • Discuss the rise of China as it affects your firm and personal growth.
  • Discover how these speakers and firms are positioned to take advantage of China’s rise.
  • Learn how these speakers overcame challenges and employed strategies to success.
  • Identify, recognize aspiring rising female stars in the China workspace.
  • Support, inspire, and cheer on the community of professional women in the China space.

REGISTRATION 1:30 – 2 pm


2 – 2:05 pm: Anla Cheng, CEO, SupChina

2:05 – 2:25 pm: Opening Keynote Speaker
Arianna Huffington, CEO, Thrive Global; formerly publisher of Huffington Post (confirmed)



Moderator: Virginia Tan, founder Lean in Tech and Teja Ventures (confirmed)
Stella Li, President (USA), BYD (invited)
Samm Sacks, China Tech, New America (confirmed)
Catherine Li, COO, co-founder, ChainDD (confirmed)
Roberta Lipson, CEO, CHINDEX (one of the largest hospital chains in China, United Family) (invited)
Lesly Goh, CTO, World Bank Group (confirmed)


ModeratorLanlan Zhang, vice chair, CICC (confirmed)
Lili ZhengManaging Partner, Deloitte, M&A Tech (confirmed)
Yiting Liu, Partner and COO, Coalescence partners (confirmed)
Amy Zhang, Senior Vice President, Alger Fund (confirmed)

BREAK 3:45 – 4 pm

FIRESIDE CHAT: Gender Diversity Profitable — Evidence from a Global Study 4 – 4:35 pm

Moderator: Dean Merit Janow, SIPA, Columbia University(confirmed)
Lisa Lim, Partner, EY (confirmed)
Karyn Twaronite, Partner, EY (Diversity & Inclusion) (confirmed)


Moderator: Lenora Chu, author, writer and TV announcer
Lesley Ma, Global CIO, Cadillac GM (confirmed)
Jing Wang, CEO, Toread (sports/athleticwear) (invited)
Anisa Kamadoli Costa, Chief Sustainability Officer, Tiffany & Co. and Chairman and President of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation (confirmed)
Tory Burch, CEO, Tory Burch (invited)

PODCAST: U.S.-China Trade Issues 5:15 – 6 pm

Kaiser Kuo, Sinica Podcast founder and co-host; SupChina editor-at-large (confirmed)
Jeremy Goldkorn, SupChina editor-in-chief and Sinica Podcast co-host (confirmed)
Charlene Barshefsky, ex-U.S.fe Trade Representative (confirmed)

COCKTAILS 6 – 7 pm



Wei Christianson, CEO, Morgan Stanley, China and Asia (confirmed)
Merit Janow, Dean, SIPA, Columbia University (confirmed)
Yang Lan, CEO, Sun Media (invited)
Alondra Nelson, President, SSRC (confirmed)

Buy your ticket here.

Interested in putting your brand at the forefront of a celebration of women’s accomplishments in the China space and engaging at the ground level with thought leaders between the U.S. and China? Contact [email protected] to learn more about opportunities for sponsorship of this conference and other marketing opportunities.

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