Su Cheng Harris-Simpson is the Founder and President of the Women Empowerment Council (WEC), a social enterprise that works with an engaged network of leaders and decision-makers from leading MNCs in China to advance gender equality in businesses in China and beyond. Prior to WEC, Su Cheng also founded and ran a thriving strategy consulting and communications company, SCHSAsia, for over ten years. Over the past 3 decades, Su Cheng has built a celebrated reputation as a tenacious and visionary woman leader and entrepreneur. She has been actively involved in the Beijing business community for over 25 years, managing projects and serving the needs for several destinations, not-for- profit organizations, community organizations, and bilateral associations in the areas of strategic event management, fundraising, public and media relations, promotion and marketing.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, she held several management positions in the corporate arena, having worked as a Buyer and Requirements Specialist for the Boeing Company, a Corporate Projects Manager at United Technology Cooperation (UTC), and the Marketing Director at the Capital Club in Beijing.

Since landing in Beijing on July 4, 1997, Su Cheng has been known in the Beijing business community as an outstanding community builder who has contributed to and supported several important initiatives and forged relationships with many chambers, notably the American, Australian, British, Canadian and European Chambers, in addition to various embassies and consulates in Beijing and Shanghai. She currently serves her third term on the AmCham Board of Governors and co-chairs the AmCham’s Women’s Professional Committee.

A Seattle native, Su Cheng was born in Taiwan and raised in Seattle, Washington. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, for whose China’s Alumni Association she also serves as the Beijing Chapter President. Su Cheng also holds an MBA with emphasis on Marketing and International Business from Seattle Pacific University.