From a little girl of a small town in southern China to a solo global traveller(even with a bicycle in tow for a while), from a network engineer to a software product manager in the Silicon Valley, and now a would-be entrepreneur in China, my life journey has been guided by a single-minded quest for meaning and impact.
Getting involved in the Qian Zheng Memorial Scholarship was an opportunity that I feel grateful for, as well as a natural decision to me. At a young age, I observed how girls were treated differently than boys. I grew up learning to be self-sufficient and cooperative. I gained respects from my male counterparts by being competent in schools and at work, and by being brave enough to pursue what I believe is right. However in many societies, it is still prevailing that women are not encouraged to explore their potential and pursue their ambitions, because of narrow views of women' role and value in the society. I believe firmly that our world can become a better place if women, half of the population, are equally empowered to pursue their creativity and ambition. Qian Zheng Memorial Scholarship, which is committed to support underprivileged female undergraduates in STEM majors in some Chinese universities, proposes a small but concrete action to equal opportunities for women. In helping other women, I also realized my own potential to become a stronger and freer individual.