The Women Scientists High-level Forum, which is part of the 13th Annual Meeting of the Chinese Association of Science and Technology (CAST), was held on September 21 in north China’s port city Tianjin.
Themed "High-level Women Talents and Strategic and Emerging Industries", 200 women scientists and technology workers gathered at the forum to discuss the role of high level women talents in strategic and emerging industries, and how to create conditions for them in new industries.
Dr. Wei Yu, an honorary member of CAST National Committee and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and Mme. Cheng Donghong, vice president and executive secretary of CAST, attended the Forum.
The Women Scientists Forum on September 21 in Tianjin municipality.
The participants reached the consensus that scarce numbers of leading women talents, irrational structure, and a near absence of women in the backbone on high-end technology and management impede women in science and technology from playing a potentially unique role in cultivating and promoting strategic and emerging industries. The forum's conclusion was that enterprises should institute organic cultivation of women talents for sustainable development and that the government should carry out innovations in human resources training through policies that encourage enterprises to introduce and train high-level women scientists.