I think the link changed now that it's not on the front page. Try:http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/14/how-di ... ai-fu-lee/
Interesting that the article pointed to how Asian countries lag behind their global counterparts in women in leadership, when that's not been my experience at all. My Midwest U.S. Big 4 office had a 1:8 ratio of women to men at the Partner/Principal/Executive Director level, while my Taiwan Big 4 office has more women in those roles than men. Our office managing partner and tax managing partner are both female. It's been really inspirational for me to observe women who are succeeding in those roles!
In Taiwan, there's a trend for women to pursue higher education at much greater rates than men, who often return home to run a small family business or similar after finishing their mandatory military service. It's had huge societal repercussions in the form of delaying the age at first marriage, delaying the average age of a mother at the birth of her first child, and reducing family size as women value working over motherhood. Taiwan will be following closely in Japan's footsteps towards a population crisis, and has largely avoided one thus far by relaxing visa rules to encourage women from around SE Asia (largely Phillippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia) to immigrate here. Those immigrants tend to embrace larger families and be more willing to work with their Taiwanese husbands on a small store or restaurant as a family than strike out in their own careers.
Thanks for posting the article- it's always great to hear perspectives out there that I'm not witnessing directly!
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