Global Alumni Spotlight Series: Shirley Hwei-Chung Shao
Oct 27, 2021
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
International Programs continues its Global Alumni Spotlight Series featuring University of Iowa MS grad and former CFO of AIA China Shirley Hwei-Chung Shao. Shao will talk with UI International Programs Associate Provost and Dean Russ Ganim about her experience at Iowa, thoughts on cultivating a successful career spanning the globe, and advice for current students/young professionals.
Free and open to the public, the discussion will be held on October 27, 2021, from 7-8 p.m. (CDT), and will take place virtually through Zoom.
Shirley Hwei-Chung Shao graduated from the University of Iowa with a master of science degree in statistics and actuarial science in 1979. As an international student on campus, Shao found the University of Iowa to be very welcoming—she was struck by the sincerity of the people she met. After completing her graduate program, Shao went on to enjoy professional advancement in the actuarial field at corporations such as AIA China, China Life, Prudential Financial, Tillinghast, John Hancock, and Mass Mutual. She landed executive-level positions (CFO, chief actuary, executive vice president, etc.) at a time when few women had occupied those roles previously. Having lived and worked in Shanghai, Taiwan, Beijing, Boston, Washington, D.C., and New York, Shao truly has a global perspective on issues related to the actuary industry, work environments, cultures, and professional volunteering. Join us for a conversation with Shirley Shao to learn more about her experience at the University of Iowa, thoughts on cultivating a successful career spanning the globe, and advice for current students/young professionals.
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