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A Global Network for Advanced Management-led Discussion on How to Combat Gender Inequalities in the Global Workplace

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Co-organized by Yale Center Beijing, Yale School of Management (SOM), Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), Lean In China.

Time and Location

Thursday, 04/20/2017
Registration: 7:30-8:00 pm
Live Discussion: 8:00-8:45 pm
Video Conference: 8:45-9:30 pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Purchase in advance: RMB 20 for students; RMB 60 for others.
Purchase at the door: RMB 100.

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Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

Join us for a live discussion on the factors that hold women back in the global workforce with Yilu Zhao, former CFO of, and Julia Zhu, CEO of Phoenix TV Culture and Live Entertainment. The discussion will be followed by a conversation via videoconference moderated by Yale SOM Dean Snyder on the Women in the Global Workforce survey, which gathered insights from nearly 5,000 respondents from more than 100 countries.

Please download the Women in the Global Workforce survey here:


The language of the live discussion will be Chinese; the language of the discussion over videoconference will be English.

The Speakers

Yilu Zhao (Yale '98)
Co-Founder and Partner of Zebra Global Capital

Yilu Zhao is co-founder and partner of Zebra Global Capital, a Beijing-based large technology private equity firm. She was previously the CFO of Nasdaq-listed, a leading online travel platform, prior to the company's $11bn merger into Ctrip. Before joining Qunar, Yilu led the consumer team of Goldman Sachs (IBD) in Beijing. She was also previously a staff reporter with The New York Times and was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for covering 9/11. Yilu received her B.A. in History from Yale University, magna cum laude, and J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Julia Zhu (SOM '98)
CEO of Phoenix TV Culture and Live Entertainment Company

Ms. Zhu is the CEO of Phoenix TV Culture and Live Entertainment Company Ltd., a subsidiary of Phoenix TV Group in Hong Kong. Prior to that, she was Group President, General Manager and Co-Founder of Redgate Media, a leading advertising and media company in Greater China since its inception in 2003. Ms. Zhu holds an M.B.A. from Yale University and a B.A. in economics from Wesleyan University.

Frances McCall Rosenbluth
Damon Wells Professor of Political Science, Yale University (Videoconference)

Prof. Rosenbluth is a comparative political economist with current research interests in war and constitutions, and the political economy of gender. Her recent books include Women, Work, and Politics (with Torben Iversen, Yale University Press, 2010). She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Edward A. Snyder
Indra K. Nooyi Dean & William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics and Management, Yale School of Management (Videoconference)

Edward A. Snyder is Indra K. Nooyi Dean and William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics and Management at the Yale School of Management. During his tenure at Yale, the school developed the first global network of top business schools — the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM). Previously, Mr. Snyder was the Dean and George Shultz Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Carol Li Rafferty (Yale '00)
Managing Director of Yale Center Beijing, Co-Founder of Lean In China

Carol Li Rafferty is the inaugural managing director of Yale Center Beijing. Prior to this role, she was with China Investment Corporation and co-founded Lean In China, a 100,000-strong network of women across China. In 2016, the World Economic Forum named her a Young Global Leader. She received her B.A. from Yale University and J.D. from Stanford Law School.

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