Past Event

The Fifth Women Leadership Panel

June 30, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, 26, 1F Core Plaza, 1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing

Following Adena Friedman’s appointment as the CEO of Nasdaq in 2017, Stacey Cunningham was officially appointed as the 67th CEO of the New York Stock Exchange in May 2018, making her the first female CEO in the 226-year history of NYSE. Not only have they redefined the boundaries and roles that females have stepped into, but also drive change across their industry. As the well-known plaque stated on the statue Fearless Girl on the Wall Street, "Know the power of women in leadership. SHE makes a difference."

On June 30, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing will host its Fifth Women Leadership Panel with three Columbia alumnae who are also experienced professionals in the financial industry to share their stories and provide insights in this sector. The panelists are Yuzhen Liu (TC '13), Economist  in Bank of China asset management department; Fei Qiao (SIPA '12), Special Assistant to Chairman and Vice President for Corporate Development at Huatai United Securities; Ruyun (Winnie) Yang (Math '13), Co-founder of πch Co., Chief Scientist of Advanced Fintech Institute. Join us for an engaging panel discussion with female leaders in the financial industry. We welcome young professionals and anyone who is interested in pursuing careers in the industry to come engage and network with the panelists. The panel will be moderated by Mudi Liang (TC '15), researcher in China Securities Regulation Committee.

The Women Leadership Panel Series is initiated and hosted by Columbia Global Centers | Beijing. It consists of a series of interactive panels designed to build an active network of Columbia alumni, especially female professional and leaders, to share learning, brainstorm ideas and approaches, address current challenges and opportunities, and support courageous and confident action. It will not only provide a platform to raise the profile of women professionals and leaders in various professions, but also build a dynamic circle for participants to learn from each other regarding issues and challenges, as well as to explore new paths to leadership and succeed even more.



Yuzhen Liu, CFA

Ms. Yuzhen Liu holds a master degree from Columbia University. She is Economist in Bank of China asset management department. Her research focuses on Macro and FICC. Ms. Liu has won several awards for macro economy and financial market forecasting from Foreign Exchange Administration and Capital Week. 

Fei Qiao

Ms. Fei Qiao is now the Special Assistant to Chairman and Vice President for Corporate Development at Huatai United Securities. She participates in the construction and implementation of international strategies for the group, overseas M&A deals and integration, as well as new business development with a primary focus in the United States. Prior to joining Huatai United in 2014, she worked for the China Institute of Finance and Capital Markets under CSRC as a research associate. She graduated from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs with a Master Degree in Public Administration.

Ruyun (Winnie) Yang

Ms. Ruyun Yang, Co-founder of πch Co., Chief Scientist of Advanced Fintech Institute, Ph.D. in Mathematics from Columbia University, was Vice President of Risk Controlling Department and Fund Manager at Born Asset Management Co., manager of Risk Monitoring Department at Capital Market Statistics & Monitoring Center which belongs to China Security Regulatory Commission.


Mudi Liang

Ms. Mudi Liang graduated from Columbia University with a master degree in Economics and Education, with a full scholarship from China Scholarship Committee, and formerly worked for World Bank and Colorado State Government. She now conducts researchers in China Securities Regulation Committee, with frontier regulation experience in Shanghai Stock Exchange. Ms. Liang advises big data projects in Reg-tech platforms, covering user profiling and US-China financial regulation policy comparative study. Her policy recommendations have been directly reported to senior officials in central government.



1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.    Registration

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.    Panel Discussion

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.    Q&A


Special Notice
  • The event will be conducted in Chinese.

  • Due to limited seats, registration will be verified through the QR code of confirmation. Please present the QR code at the entrance. 

  • Please plan to arrive no earlier than the registration time and no later than 20 minutes after the end of registration period.

  • If you are unable to attend the event, please inform us in advance. 

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