“Women hold up half the sky,” was a proclamation made by Mao Zedong. It was mainly intended to prove that women are a resource that ought to be deployed outside of the homes into the professional fields.
The proclamation was cynically modified in the early part of the 21st century to read: “Women hold up half the sky, but only if they have money”.
Twenty years into the new century, it is estimated that between 35% and 50% of senior executive and management positions are held by women in China. China is no stranger to women in powerful positions with large numbers of women occupying the top jobs — particularly CMO roles — in major companies. China has two-thirds of the world’s self-made female billionaires, with a total of 85.