Wang, Helen

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Helen Wang

Author and consultant

travels from California, USA

Helen H. Wang is an author, consultant, and expert on China’s middle class. Originally from China, Wang has lived in the U. S. for over twenty years. After finishing her masters degree at Stanford University, she joined at a prestigious think tank, Institute for the Future, in Menlo Park, California, and consulted for Fortune 500 companies including Apple Computer, Oracle, and Bank of America.

Wang then became an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley Internet start-ups. In 2004, she returned to Stanford University as a Reuters Fellow, developing technology solutions for underserved communities. She founded a social venture, e-Mobilizer, to help woman micro-entrepreneurs in developing countries using mobile phone to access online markets. E-Mobilizer was nominated twice for the San Jose Tech Museum Award.

Wang is a contributor to Forbes and a sought-after speaker. Her book, The Chinese Dream, is based on over 100 interviews with the new members of the Chinese middle class, which is already 300 million strong and will reach 600 to 800 million in fifteen years.

Currently, Wang divides her time between consulting for companies doing business in China and helping non-profit organizations make a difference. She lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, her dog Frodo, and her parakeet Star. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, dance, and travel.

Helen Wang in March 2013 discusses the opportunities China’s middle class offers at CCTV-America