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April 2012 Archives

International consultant Haiyan Wang explains why more women have not attained leadership positions


Haiyan Wang, managing partner of the research and consulting organization, China India Institute, has had clients in some of the largest corporations in the US and Asia, including Johnson & Johnson, Sprint, and Far East Ship Yard. She has also co-authored two highly acclaimed books, Getting China and India Right and The Quest for Global Dominance, and writes a regular column for BusinessWeek.

Wang talks about what it was like to grow up in China, and how her experience affected her career and global perspective. She also shares her reasoning behind why she thinks women are not attaining more leadership positions--and why she decided to change her name!