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Helen H. Wang is an award-winning author and expert on China’s middle class. She is the founder of The Helen Wang Group, an organization that provides innovative programmes and strategic consulting for companies doing business in China.
Originally from China, Helen has lived in the US 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.
Helen 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 under-served 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.
Helen’s book The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World’s Largest Middle Class and What It Means to You won the 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Award and First Horizon Award. She has appeared on BBC World Television News, CNNMoney, NPR, been quoted by The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, The Time Online of Germany, and featured in San Jose Mercury News, China Daily, and other major media.