In the ever-changing and challenging times, we, too, need to keep changing. Staying curious is an important value for CPC in its pursuit to transform organizations, especially during economic turbulence. In our series Executive's Insights, we continue to share the experience from executives in China in order to learn about the challenges and opportunities they face in their organizations.
Betty Zhao 是 Ladies Who Tech 北京分部总监。她与我们分享了她在日常工作中如何处理转型的经历，并强调在应对转型时，建立强大而富有影响力团体的重要性。希沛希（中国）资深顾问Wang Man对Ladies Who Tech总监Betty Zhao进行了一次访谈。
Betty Zhao leads the Beijing chapter of Ladies Who Tech. She shares with us how she approaches transformation in her daily work and speaks on the importance to build a strong and impactful community when dealing with change. Wang Man, Senior Consultant at CPC China, interviews Betty Zhao.
Qs: 希沛希（中国）资深顾问Wang Man
As: Ladies Who Tech Beijing 总监Betty Zhao
Q：您在 Ladies Who Tech 最重要的工作是什么？您承担着哪些职责？
What is the most important aspect of your work in Ladies Who Tech? What are your duties?
A：我是 Ladies Who Tech 北京分部总监，主要负责当地社区建设，通过营销活动，促进性别多样性并提升STEM（科学/技术/工程/数学）行业的包容性，例如建立合作伙伴关系、组织举办一系列科技和创业活动以及技能提升研讨会。
I am the director of Ladies Who Tech Beijing Chapter mainly responsible for local community building, promoting gender diversity and inclusion in STEM industry via marketing activities, such as partnership building, series of tech and entrepreneurship events and upskill workshops.
Do you think it is more important now than before to promote women?
Absolutely! At the moment, more and more people awaken to a transformation mindset and a sense of what is right for them. Gender diversity, inclusion and belonging are definitely the bridge to cross over.
The current requirements towards employees change all the time and new skills are required in the future. What do you think we should teach young girls and boys of today? Why?
For the younger generation, personally, I do recommend them (not necessary to highlight girls or boys) to be brave enough to challenge standards and prepare themselves well for those changes, including both mindset and physical skills. The only consistency in this world is the CHANGE itself.
Yes, I very much agree. Change is affecting every area of life. Do you think the environment is changing for women in workspace, too?
In the software tech sectors, the workspace environment is somewhat being improved day by day. However, in the hardware engineering environment, there is still a lot of room for improvement even physically. For example, such simple things such as toilet availability for women are still lacking.
Sure, it looks like there is still a lot to be done. How would you define this change?
Personally, I would describe it as “acceptance” stage, as more people speak up and are more aware, they formulate the messages on diversity and inclusion as social needs. People will for sure expect their common needs to be seen and start to commit those tiny changes from an individual perspective as well.
You have completed Certified Associate in Change Management course with CPC, did you enjoy it? Why is it important for you to build up Change Management competency?
Yes, I did enjoy it very much and feel more confident to deal with unexpected changes nowadays with the right mindset and methodology. It is important for me and also for others as tech transformation is happening every minute without any written notice.
How do you plan to use the gained knowledge in Change Management methodology?
I am working on an internal proposal for a community economic study and potential business model. I welcome your insights, too. The proposal will fit into a change story format which I learned in the training. Also, I will use the methodology to carry out the whole change process under designate hypothesis (startup ideathon).
Q: Ladies Who Tech 的下一个里程碑是什么？您们有何期待？
What is the next milestone for Ladies Who Tech? What are you looking forward to?
- 为他们建立易于找到 Ladies Who Tech 的交叉点（基于社交媒体/面对面）
- 向市场传达 Ladies Who Tech 价值主张（面向企业和个人）
The next milestone is more about building a sustainable business model alongside community development. We are looking forward to working on:
Creating a better connection between community members (both corporate and individuals)
Establishing intersection points for them to find Ladies Who Tech easily (social media/in-person based)
Offering Ladies Who Tech value proposition to the market (for corporate and individuals)
Creating the best approach to synergy development with community partners and much more
Q: 这些都是可靠的计划。我们如何在企业界或作为个人支持Ladies Who Tech？
These are solid plans. How can we support Ladies Who Tech in the corporate world or as individuals?
We are building a community as a marketplace to connect corporates and individuals. They have different aspirations in terms of qualitative talent needs and market competition as well as opportunities. Our mini-program offers both a specialized place with a qualitative system support in individual capability building and corporate talent roadmap policy development alongside the public transformation. For those who like to get to know us, next Friday is a great opportunity. We have our casual STEM Drinks Night dedicated to change.