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  • Wang Enge portrait

    Wang Enge

    President, Peking University; Director, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics

    President Wang is an academic leader, prestigious physicist, and member of international scientific societies and editorial boards.

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  • Kim Bottomly

    H. Kim Bottomly

    President, Wellesley College

    President Bottomly is a lifelong scientist and educator, and a passionate advocate for the liberal arts.

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  • Yang Lan

    Yang Lan

    Chair, Sun Media Investment Holdings; Founder, Sun Culture Foundation; International Talk Show Host

    Yang Lan is a celebrated television personality and international media entrepreneur.

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  • Pam Melroy with astronaut gear

    Pamela Melroy

    Deputy Director, Tactical Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; Former NASA Astronaut; Colonel, U.S.A.F. (ret)

    Colonel Melroy served as pilot on two U.S. space shuttle flights and as the mission commander on another. She has logged more than 38 days in space.

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  • Mona Locke

    Mona Locke

    National Operations Director, Susan G. Komen for the Cure; Television Journalist

    Mona Lee Locke is a former national TV journalist who is a dedicated advocate in the fight against breast cancer, and dynamic champion of issues related to children and families.

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  • Wu Qing

    Wu Qing

    People’s Deputy, Beijing Municipal People’s Congress and Haidan District People's Congress; Former Professor, Beijing Foreign Studies University

    Award-winning professor, legislator, and organizer, Wu Qing has a reputation as a fearless public servant and advocate for women.

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  • Sarah Young O'Donnell '85

    Sarah O'Donnell

    Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Seibu Enterprise Co., Ltd.

    Sarah Young O'Donnell has extensive experience in international retail, now overseeing the Seibu department store business in Hong Kong and the development and roll-out of mega-stores in Hong Kong/China.

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  • Lin Tianmiao

    Lin Tianmiao

    Artist

    Lin Tianmiao's work is included in collections of museums such as the Brooklyn Museum, the International Center of Photography, and MoMA.

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  • Wu Qidi

    Wu Qidi

    Former Vice-Minister, Ministry of Education; Former President, Tongji University; Vice-Chair, All-China Women's Federation

    Madame Wu Qidi, noted scholar and academic leader, guided Tongji University in transition from strong engineering school to top-ranked comprehensive university.

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  • Shirley Young

    Shirley Young

    President, Shirley Young Associates; Former Corporate Vice President, General Motors

    Successful businesswoman and entrepreneur Shirley Young has advised presidential commissions, government and commercial agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

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  • Hu Shuli

    Hu Shuli

    Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Caixin Media; Dean of the School of Communications and Design, Sun Yat-sen University

    Hu Shuli is internationally recognized for her achievements in journalism.

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  • Hsueh-ming Wang

    Hsueh-ming Wang

    Chairman, BlackRock China

    Hsueh-ming Wang is a widely respected financial services leader now responsible for establishing BlackRock China’s business across all products on shore.

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  • Gary Locke embassy portrait

    Gary Locke

    U.S. Ambassador to China

    Gary Locke is the first Chinese-American to serve as ambassador to China, as U.S. secretary of commerce, and as a governor in the United States.

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  • Madame Chen Zhili

    Chen Zhili

    Vice-Chair, 11th Standing Committee of the National People's Congress; Former Minister, Ministry of Education; Former President, All-China Women's Federation; Chair, Children's Foundation of China

    Madame Chen Zhili is a prominent academic and leader in China's government.

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  • liu yang in uniform

    Liu Yang

    Major, Pilot, People's Liberation Army Air Force

    Chinese Air Force Major Liu Yang made history when she became her country’s first female astronaut to blast off into outer space.

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