59 min

EP #34: The Invisible Wall; Identity As A Connector In The Workplace w/ Sharon Gai- General Manager, Pattern (Formerly At Alibaba Group‪)‬ Boardroom Banter

    • Business

Today’s guest is all too familiar with the struggle of trying to fit in and learning how to embrace one’s identity. Sharon Gai was born in China but moved to Vancouver, Canada at a young age where she did not speak the local language.

The bilingual and bicultural aspects of her identity largely contributed to her successful career in the e-commerce industry across both western and eastern markets. She opens up about her struggles with her Chinese background at a young age, her transition into the vast world of e-commerce and her role as a bridge between two worlds clouded by an invisible wall- helping Western companies discover China and in the same breath, bringing Chinese brands to the rest of the world.

Feel free to connect with Sharon through her LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gaisharon/

Check out her book, ‘Ecommerce Reimagined: Retail and Ecommerce in China’ here: https://www.amazon.com/Ecommerce-Reimagined-Retail-China/dp/9811900027

To learn more about Pattern and the amazing work that they do, find more information here: https://pattern.com/

Support our podcast further by subscribing to our Patreon Page here: https://www.patreon.com/boardroombanter?fan_landing=true

Today’s guest is all too familiar with the struggle of trying to fit in and learning how to embrace one’s identity. Sharon Gai was born in China but moved to Vancouver, Canada at a young age where she did not speak the local language.

The bilingual and bicultural aspects of her identity largely contributed to her successful career in the e-commerce industry across both western and eastern markets. She opens up about her struggles with her Chinese background at a young age, her transition into the vast world of e-commerce and her role as a bridge between two worlds clouded by an invisible wall- helping Western companies discover China and in the same breath, bringing Chinese brands to the rest of the world.

Feel free to connect with Sharon through her LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gaisharon/

Check out her book, ‘Ecommerce Reimagined: Retail and Ecommerce in China’ here: https://www.amazon.com/Ecommerce-Reimagined-Retail-China/dp/9811900027

To learn more about Pattern and the amazing work that they do, find more information here: https://pattern.com/

Support our podcast further by subscribing to our Patreon Page here: https://www.patreon.com/boardroombanter?fan_landing=true

59 min

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