China Institute Salutes 10 'Women Who Dared'

A gala celebration of outstanding Chinese women in business, media, the arts and science was held in New York City on Nov 3, 2021. Ten women were awarded as "Women Who Dared".

By MINLU ZHANG on Nov 5, 2021 | CHINA DAILY

A gala celebration of outstanding Chinese women in business, media, the arts and science was held in New York City on Wednesday night.


Ten women, including co-chair of the China Institute Yue-Sai Kan; US Congresswoman Grace Meng; International Editions Publisher of CR Fashion Book Jeannette Chang; Corcoran Group Senior Global Real Estate Advisor Carrie Chiang; designer and artist Han Feng; founder of Pine Street Alternative Asset Management Carrie Lee; partner at Dorsey & Whitney Catherine X. Pan-Giordano; philanthropist Shining Sung; mountaineer Jing Wang; and board Chair and CEO of ICBC (USA) NA Jianyu Zhang were awarded as "Women Who Dared" at the event.


"Tonight we are here to celebrate the talents of women in every field of human endeavor, every area of society around the world," said Kan, who is also an Emmy Award-winning television host and producer; her Yue-Sai cosmetics brand was once China's leading cosmetics company.

"We thought it would be a wonderful occasion to celebrate the talents of our Chinese sisters here in the United States and around the world and all of their accomplishments," Alex Charlton, master of ceremonies at the event and CEO of Carlyle Global Partners Foundation told China Daily.


The celebration consisted of a Women Who Dared art collection, which was assembled by philanthropists Sandi and Bill Nicholson over the past 30 years. The art collection is the largest privately owned collection of art exclusively by women artists and includes important works by Chinese artists. The collection includes more than 400 works spanning 2,500 years from all seven continents.


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