We are thrilled to announce our TEDxShanghaiWomen speakers:
Mary Bergstrom, Founder, The Bergstrom Group
Wang Zuoxin, Professor, Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Peggy Liu, Chairperson and Co-Founder, JUCCCE
Nancy Pon, Leader, TOUCH media
Sheila Seiler, President, BEAN Shanghai
The event will be hosted by our Master of Ceremonies, Amy Sommers
MARY BERGSTROM is founder of The Bergstrom Group, an insights consultancy helping brands understand and connect with Chinese consumers. Her book, All Eyes East: Lessons from the Front Lines of Marketing to China’s Youth is available online and in select book sellers in the US, Europe, and Asia.
WANG ZUOXIN is a professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the Deputy Director of the Music Drama Department. She is renowned lyric coloratura soprano and has been the lead character in many musicals. She was also the first soprano singer in mainland China to hold a solo concert in Carnegie Hall, New York City.
PEGGY LIU, chairperson and co-founder of JUCCCE, is an internationally recognized expert on China’s energy landscape. JUCCCE is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the way China creates and uses energy, because a green China is the key to a healthy world.
NANCY PON, General Manager of Touch events, has spent over the last decade in China as part of the pioneering wave of events, marketing, communications, and media professionals. She combines business, art, digital media and community work into what she calls ‘social engineering’ to influence social behavior.
SHEILA SEILER is a grassroots community organizer who has created charitable organizations and done outreach work in the United States, Uruguay, and China. She has worked with orphanages, schools for street children, centers serving the migrant and homeless populations, the disabled, and the elderly.
Master of Ceremonies:
AMY SOMMERS skills in China include corporate structuring, governance and operations issues, making her a valued resourse to the clients she advises. She first studied Mandarin 25 years ago, later developing an appreciation of China’s history, politics, culture and legal system. She was awarded the 2007 Professional Excellence by the Expatriate Professional Women’s Society of Shanghai.