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This event occurred on
October 28, 2012
12:00am - 12:00am (UTC +8hrs)
Shanghai
China

The theme is: Full Blossom. Through this event, we encourage women to find their own talents and purposes in this world. We have 12 speakers from different domain, covering business, social movement, art, design, technology and humanity.

New Bridge Plaza, Xinzha Road, Shanghai
Shanghai
China
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Speakers

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Lulu Li

She is hyper-energetic, independent, with a curious mind. 'Multifaceted' not only describes her practice as an artist, as designer, as conceptor, as brain stormer, as creative director - but is part of the essence of who she is. Everything she endeavors is part of a larger framework she maneuver within, wherein one form of expression or project or product informs the other. Things in themselves are never finite, it's all about context and relation, and a constant renewal of perspective.

Xueqin Zhu

Xueqin is a psychotherapist of feminism; she studies and helps people on gender issues. She loves feminism, for it offers her a new perspective to look at the world and teaches her to be kind and gentle. She enjoys talking to women and hearing their stories, for women are full of wonders.

Illidian Ji

Illidian never gives up her dream to travel around the world and grow as a global citizen in spite of her disability. She wants more than survive; she has to deal with all sorts of problems on a daily basis, yet she is full of courage and positive energies to go further and have her voice being heard. She loves freedom and diverse culture; she travels with a purpose and considers citizen as the best diplomat; she hopes to use technology to make life easier for the disabled. She is currently writing a book, about self-development, education and concerns for the marginalized groups in our society. Moreover, she is organizing a photo exhibition for woman leaders with disabilities all over the world.

Jing Zhou

Jing is a hardcore believer in innovation and she believes in the ancient African proverb, "If you want to go faster, go alone. If you want to go further, go together." Previously, she worked as a reporter covering technology and fiance, and interviewed many inspiring entrepreneurs. She then had the idea to create tech products that communicate more emotions and deliver happiness, especially for women. Right now, she is busy creating a mobile platform called elepon, allowing women and their best friends to support and gift each other. elepon is named after its key character, an egg-shaped pet elephant.

Jing Zhou

Jing is a hardcore believer in innovation and she believes in the ancient African proverb, "If you want to go faster, go alone. If you want to go further, go together." Previously, she worked as a reporter covering technology and fiance, and interviewed many inspiring entrepreneurs. She then had the idea to create tech products that communicate more emotions and deliver happiness, especially for women. Right now, she is busy creating a mobile platform called elepon, allowing women and their best friends to support and gift each other. elepon is named after its key character, an egg-shaped pet elephant.

Xiaoyan Wu

Xiaoyan has directed the Chinese version “Vagina Monologues” for about 8 years, through recruiting women in 20-30s as performers, she encourages them to stay truthful to themselves and express their needs. In 2012, she founded the feminism club called “Beaver Society” in hope of pushing forward female growth and gender equality. She calls herself optimistic pessimist, and she believes in the power of tenderly persistence, though her dream might not come true in her life, she will pursue it relentlessly.

Ying Zhu

Ying loves tea and tea culture;loves traveling, meeting people and sharing their life stories. She also studies Buddhism and believes in the beauty of creation. She is now running a tea company called Tea+Me and preparing to open a women-focused bookstore for women to relax, socialize and grow continuously.

Nicole Teng

Worked for several world-class advertising agencies for over 5 years, Nicole finally decided to pursue her love of life-artsingle-heartedly. She started with Plum Gallery and then moving to traditional handcrafts- pottery. Her own brand “Brut Cake”combines elements of raw and original production with a sense of optimism and simplicity.She believes only HAND-MADE products can deliver the genuine heart of the “Maker”.

Jeni Saeyang

After living abroad in New York and Sydney, Australia for more than 30 years, JeniSaeyang returned to her native Shanghai with her young family to help take care of her aging grandmother.She brought with her a love and understanding of “green, organic and sustainable” living and founded Eco &Morewith a mission to make a safer, healthier, and more eco-conscious lifestyle accessible to everyone. For the past few years, Jeni not only takes charge of the product quality, but also creates an environment for people to understand and adopt eco products.Till 2012, her brandis carried by many mainstream retailers and helps promote other eco products. As a result, Eco Village was recently born.

Diana Tsai + Stephany Zoo

Diana Tsai was trained for diplomacy in US-China relations. Somewhere along this path, she caught the entrepreneurial bug and came to China to start a number of ventures which has lead her down the path of everything from whiskey distilling to funding cataract surgeries. She is deeply passionate about the transformative nature of business, and how it can intrinsically bring about self propelling cultural and artistic change. Stephany Zoo creates fire, not flash. She is a vigorous steward of brand, relentlessly excited about enduring imprints of image and word. An American born Chinese, Stephany seeks to bridge her bicultural heritage and achieve a greater understanding of international consumerand brand storytelling.

Lamu

Tibetan girl and self-educated singer.

Miya Wu

Miya has worked as a fashiondesigner, media planer, sales, and her favorite work is to nurture that monster (from Airzooo) inside everyone. Like her, those little monsters are straightforward, funny and have strong sense of justice. She notices the common difficulties for original art works in China through working with Airzooo and she wants to share her learning and reflection along the way, includingleveraging powerful platform to protect own brands.

Rita Zhou

Full of creativity and curiosity, Rita is a natural explorer in friends’eyes. She believes in love and creating. Whatever she does, she tries to make a difference and impact, and inspires people to shift their perspective. Through her blog “日常生活的奇妙旅行”, she writes about her reflection and out-of-box ideas. She loves thinking like an artist, always dares to be bold, different and makes her marks in the world.

Organizing team

Yvette
Wang

Shanghai, China
Organizer
  • Vivian Song
    Co-organizer