Yesterday (23 November), ANZCham co-hosted the Women in Trade: Taiwan x Australia Business Leaders’ Dialogue with the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), MOEA and Commerce Development Research Institute (CDRI).
(L to R): Dara Lee, Cloud Mile, HR Manager; Shumin Chao, General Manager J&V Energy Technology; Flora Lee, Chairperson, Shu-Long Flowers Industry; Philippa (Pip) Butler, Director of Global Skills Attraction Taskforce, Australian Office; Glenn Lio, Executive Director, ANZCham; Emma Hammonds, Regional Director, Jackson Family Wine Estates; Kimberly Cram MBE, Co-Founder, KIMA Energy.
The event featured female senior business executives from both Australia and Taiwan to share their experiences about women’s leadership, empowerment, and gender equality in both traditional and emerging industries.
In the opening remarks, Director-General Cynthia Kiang mentioned that Australian wine has the second largest market share by volume in Taiwan and Australia is Taiwan’s second largest market for orchid exports. Many of these exporters were led by women and have made great achievements in international trade.
Australia’s Representative Jenny Bloomfield also mentioned Over 34% of large Australian companies’ board directors are women. Australia and Taiwan are deepening cooperation to encourage women's participation in STEM. Women's full and equal participation in trade and everywhere could create economic growth and well-being for all.
The dialogue featured speakers include:
Topic 1: Gender Equality in Traditional Industries
Emma Hammonds, Regional Director, Jackson Family Wine Estates
Flora Lee, Chairperson, Shu-Long Flowers Industry
Topic 2: Gender Equality in Emerging Industries
Kimberly Cram MBE, Co-Founder, KIMA Energy
Shumin Chao, General Manager J&V Energy Technology
Topic 3: Gender Equality at the Workplace
Dara Lee, HR Manager, Cloud Mile,
To watch the full event recording, visit: https://www.facebook.com/boft.gov.tw/videos/1630980147318939