Dear students and colleagues,

You are cordially invited to the lecture given by Ms. Wang Lin, organized by Globalisation and Development Programme (GAD).


Title: HERproject: Empowering Women across Global Supply Chains
Speaker: Ms. Wang Lin (王林女士), Director of BSR’s Shanghai Office
Time & Date: 14:00 PM., 11 November, 2020
Venue: ZOOM (Meeting ID: 4740169522 /Passcode: 666666)
Language: English


Ms. Wang from the Shanghai office of the international nonprofit organization “Business for Social Responsibility” (BSR) will deliver a presentation to highlight the content of “HERproject”, a timely undertaking that aims at effectively empowering low-income women working in global supply chains across the world. This online talk - organized by the Globalisation and Development (GAD) Programme - targets UIC students and teaching staff interested in exploring a practitioner’s perspective and a set of possible concrete solutions to a crucial socio-economic challenge of modern sustainable development.


As a native Chinese, Ms. Wang grew up and was educated in China, then spent more than two decades abroad, in the USA and in Europe, where she acquired advanced academic training (MPS in International Development Policy at Cornell University) and relevant professional experience.

As the director of BSR’s Shanghai Office, Ms. Wang has been leading BSR’s China practice with focus on supply chain management, stakeholder engagement and woman empowerment since Aug. 2014.

Before joining Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), she worked in major corporations and in the United Nations network: as a senior member of the management team at IKEA China Supply Chain she was responsible to secure full business operations’ compliance with sound social and environmental requirements at the company’s factories across Greater China. At the ILO (International Labour Organisation), she served as Chief Technology Advisor to lead the practice on industrial labor relations and corporate social responsibility (CSR) between 1997 and 2005.

Thank you for your attention and see you at the lecture.