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A biweekly podcast that captures the narratives of women from Greater China at the top of their professional game. Hosted by Juliana Batista, and produced by SupChina on the Sinica Podcast Network.

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A biweekly podcast that captures the narratives of women from Greater China at the top of their professional game. Hosted by Juliana Batista, and produced by SupChina on the Sinica Podcast Network.

    Redefining the flavors of Sichuan, with Jenny Gao

    Redefining the flavors of Sichuan, with Jenny Gao

    What began as a popular chili sauce, served at dinner clubs hosted by Jenny Gao in Shanghai, has now evolved into the bedrock of a business. Jenny, the founder and CEO of the Sichuan chili sauce company Fly By Jing, describes her path from working in a Beijing tech company to opening a restaurant in Shanghai, training as a chef in Chengdu, and now finally operating her own business from Los Angeles. In this episode, she details her painstaking efforts to source organic ingredients from Sichuan, and as a result, how she is challenging perceptions of what “made in China” means. She also shares her experiences managing the day-to-day operations of Fly By Jing.  

    16:44: Sourcing organic ingredients from southern China

    21:08: Building a supply chain in China

    38:52: Getting products to consumers

    45:48: What’s in store for Fly By Jing

    • 48 min
    TechNode’s Eva Xu on media, startup companies, and emerging tech in China

    TechNode’s Eva Xu on media, startup companies, and emerging tech in China

    Eva Xu is both the chief financial officer and chief operating officer of TechNode and TechCrunch China. In this episode, Eva and Juliana dive into Eva’s career background, the challenges and opportunities behind running a media company that covers emerging technology in China, how Chinese tech startups are changing perceptions on early-stage company growth, and more. 

    8:23: Challenging yourself and your company

    14:55: Value behind the dual role of CFO and COO

    19:14: What makes TechNode unique

    22:44: The difference between Chinese- and English-language coverage and audiences

    • 31 min
    Emma Yang: Innovating early for the elderly

    Emma Yang: Innovating early for the elderly

    After her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Emma Yang knew she wanted to do something to help. Using her experience as a coder, she designed the app Timeless, to help Alzheimer’s patients stay engaged by encouraging virtual interaction with friends and family members. In this interview, the 15-year-old phenom tells us about her passion for coding, gives advice for other aspirational and entrepreneurial young women on pursuing their dreams (and how younger people may be more creative than their older counterparts), and highlights the need for tech that is accessible for elderly users. 




    6:01: Teamwork makes the dream work

    8:01: “You’re just a young girl.” 

    14:47: Intergenerational connection is universal

    27:20: A word of advice to other young women

    • 40 min
    Using technology to improve living standards in China

    Using technology to improve living standards in China

    Peggy Liu, the chairperson of the Joint U.S.-China Cooperation on Clean Energy (JUCCCE), dives into her work as a bridge builder between the United States and China in the sustainability sector. In this episode, she talks about her spearheading the first public dialogue between U.S. and Chinese officials on clean energy in 2006, helping to pioneer smart grid technology in China, and teaching at the National Academy for Mayors of China on building eco-cities. 

    6:41: What good can come with technological improvements?

    17:18: How did JUCCCE come to be?

    23:55: Building eco-cities with mayors across China

    38:51: Food systems, nutrition, and climate change

    • 50 min
    Building communities through Chinese culture

    Building communities through Chinese culture

    Shenzhan Liao, senior vice president and head of the School of Chinese Studies at China Institute in New York City, started as a schoolteacher in Long Island. In this episode, she breaks down the differences in pedagogy in China and the United States, informs us about some new educational services at China Institute, and explains what it takes to create an effective and compelling curriculum for young learners of Chinese.

    13:01: American and Chinese-language teaching styles

    22:20: China Institute’s preschool program

    27:27: The value in studying Chinese language

    39:51: Education as a bridge between the U.S. and China

    • 52 min
    Amy Chua on writing, parenting and professorship

    Amy Chua on writing, parenting and professorship

    Amy Chua, author and John M. Duff Professor of Law at Yale Law School, talks about her past, present and future. She discusses her written works, the process behind her writing (and gives a sneak peek at an upcoming book), her work at Yale Law School and role as a mentor, her family, and the influence of being raised by immigrant parents. 




    7:24: Confronting failure

    22:20: Mentoring students at Yale

    28:29: Sneak peek at Amy’s new book project

    33:28: Her approach to writing a book

    • 43 min

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