China is getting more women into work. But the next step is in HR’s hands

The changing Chinese economy – which means the information and knowledge era, as well as the boom in the service economy – has led to an environment in which men and women theoretically have the opportunity to participate equally in the economy and share value creation. Today, the female employment rate in China is as high as 73 per cent.

There are growing numbers of highly educated and goal-driven professional women across the country. A recent survey by a Chinese recruitment agency found that most millennial women believe they are as ambitious as men.

Yet despite the more mature philosophy, long-lasting perceptions around men and women’s roles mean working women in China still face challenges that will take time to overcome. CEMS Alumna, Summer Tang, discusses these issues and more with People Management:


26 Jul 2016

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