What country were you born in (if first generation, where is your family from?), and how long have you lived in Cleveland?  

Henan province, China. I came to Cleveland in 2017.  

The pioneers and supporters of International Women’s Day believe that “from challenges come change.”: What has been the largest challenge in your journey toward personal success?  

There is no equitable and safe space for my identity. Our society has a history and ongoing environment of normalizing misogyny and stereotype towards women. So that we often see not enough women at the table nor to make decisions or being seen as the caregiver role or the soft one.  

You have been nominated for this recognition by another amazing person, proving that we are so much stronger when we support one another. What is one piece of advice you have for women in your community and all over the world?  

Take your time to breathe and enjoy the journey of finding and being yourself. Women (we) need each other to heal, grow, and learn how to love ourselves. 

How can the greater Cleveland community encourage, support, and amplify the success of international women?  

We need more funding and access to resources and opportunities for women, such as women’s representation, professional development, support network, etc. Education and campaign are needed for Everyone to learn their biases against women.