Global Times

Statistics show that when women lead companies, or are promoted to high positions, business profitably soars, AmCham China said, noting that only 8 percent of board members in China are women, even though women hold about 50 percent of entry-level positions.

“Women’s talents are still substantially underutilized in the corporate world,” said AmCham China President Alan Beebe.

Although there are many barriers keeping women from breaking through the glass ceiling, an increasing number of women are becoming billionaires, entrepreneurs and leaders, and more work needs to be done to ensure the full economic empowerment of the world’s women, according to Beebe.