Forum on Women's Innovation and Development in Internet Plus and She Era Kicks Off in Beijing
Uploaded Time: 2017-07-10

A forum on women's innovation and development in the age of 'Internet Plus' and 'She Era' was held in Beijing on June 30.

Topics related to women's key role in innovation, women's leadership and power, the interpretation of women's consumption perspective, soft industry and the change of women's careers, the change in women's status, women and analysis of big data, measures of realizing women's development and equal sharing, as well as the protection of women's rights, were discussed at the conference.

Participants shared their own opinions in terms of women's growth, daily life and work, consumption and women's rights in the era of the Internet at the event.

“The Economist once used 'womenomics' to describe global women's contributions to economic development”, said Li Xuejun, director of Shanghai Youth Newspaper.

Li said that, from the era of IT to the time of DT (Digital Technology), 'Internet Plus' has provided a new wave of energy for women's entrepreneurship, making it possible for women to participate in social changes with greater energy and making it possible for the coming of 'She Era'. 

Du Ping, secretary-general of the Advisory Committee for the 13th Five-Year Plan, spoke highly of big data's important roles in enhancing women's overall qualification, as well as the abilities of innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Du, who is also a former executive vice-director of the State Information Center, said that in the era of Internet, about 70 percent of WeChat businesspersons and 60 percent of network anchors are women. 

Big data is closely related to women's daily life and health, as well as their family management against the backdrop of female culture, added the official.

Cai Qing, a young scholar from the University of Hong Kong, called on people both in the Chinese mainland, and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions, to attach more importance to the study of women and Internet innovation. 

Cai also expected that more people at different levels will participate in such kinds of discussions, with a view to providing real help for the development of Chinese women.

(Source: China Women's News / Translated and edited by Gender Study Network)