The number of leading women executives rises, says Rupert Hoogewerf, founder of the China Rich list, especially in China, the UK and the US, where inequality between men and women has been dropping, he tells in the Shanghai Daily.
The Shanghai Daily:
A number of businesswomen on the list excel in areas where men have held sway.
When it comes to property development, there is Zhang Xin, co-founder and CEO of Soho China, and Sonia Cheng, CEO fo Hong Kong’s Rosewood Hotel Group and executive director of New World Development. In venture capital, there is Xu Xin, founder of Capital Today.
Women also maintain their edge in the food industry. Foshan Haitian Flavouring & Food, China’s equivalent of Heinz, is headed by Cheng Xue, a newcomer on the list.
“China, the US and the UK are leading the world when it comes to gender equality in business,” said Rupert Hoogewerf, chairman and chief researcher of the Hurun Report, which specializes in wealth rankings.
A Hurun Research Institute study last year found that 19 Chinese women were members of the world’s 45-strong self-made female dollar billionaire club, with three of them holding the top three spots.
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