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Diane Wang Lauded as Female Achiever and Leader of the Year at 2023 Globee® Awards

Leading cross-border e-commerce company DHGATE Group and its founder, chairperson and CEO Diane Wang clinched GOLD GLOBEE® and SILVER GLOBEE® awards at the 2023 Globee® Awards for Women in Business. The 16th Annual 2023 Globee® Awards for Women in Business celebrate women-led organizations and individuals who have showcased exceptional dedication and innovation across various business categories. This women leader award applauds remarkable customer service, innovation, leadership and more accomplishments. Participants range from pioneering startups to small and medium-sized enterprises and established corporations. This awards program wholeheartedly embraces organizations of all sizes and industries.

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DHGATE Group wins “Community Involvement Program of the Year”

DHGATE Group stood out among nominees to bag top honors in the “Community Involvement Program of the Year” category with the GOLD Globee® award. This accolade, the first that the Group has won for its efforts in uplifting and building communities, recognizes DHGATE Group’s ongoing initiatives to support and empower female digital entrepreneurs around the world through the group’s pioneering social commerce platform MyyShop and collaborations with international organizations like APEC to mentor and educate women.

Since founding DHGATE Group in 2004, Wang has been a trailblazer in female entrepreneurship and transformative community building. The 2023 SILVER GLOBEE® award as a “Leader of the Year” under the “Female Achiever” category recognizes her work to support women digital entrepreneurs through capacity-building programs and e-commerce opportunities with DHGATE Group and its subsidiaries – together supporting women’s digital inclusion in the global e-commerce marketplace.

Globee® awards women leaders

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  • Ushalini Raja Gopal from IBM: “Leader of the Year” by spearheading business transformation through application modernization and process reengineering
  • Dannii Portsmouth from PepsiCo was lauded for helping women with her “People Plan” that drove business performance and reduced turnover

“I feel honored for this recognition from the 2023 Globee® Awards,” said Wang. “Besides working to build one of the world’s largest cross-border e-commerce marketplaces, DHGATE Group has been on an exciting and meaningful journey. We seek to discover new and different ways as to how our company can help female entrepreneurs. We want to help women build their own businesses and realize their full potential through the world of e-commerce.”

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As a global business leader, Wang is continuously exploring new ways to support and empower women and leaders entrepreneurs in different stages of their careers and lives. Most recently in 2023, she founded a global community for women called The Inner Mountain Foundation, dedicated to empowering women through the power of community. The Inner Mountain Foundation provides more cross-border resources, management skills and networking opportunities with female entrepreneurs and corporate executives who have aspirations to further grow and expand their businesses overseas.

The Inner Mountain Foundation builds on Wang’s past projects like APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Women Connect – another global community of female entrepreneurs that successfully trained over 100,000 female small and medium entrepreneurs and mentored more than 2,000.

In 2020, Wang launched the APEC Women Connect “Her Power” Entrepreneurship Competition. The competition activates women’s passion for entrepreneurship in the digital economy. This allows more women to start on an equal footing as men. Each year, the “Her Power” Entrepreneurship Competition draws thousands of participants from around the world. They participate in educational and competitive challenges that teach them to boost product sales. Participants also increase social awareness across multiple social media platforms. The 4th edition of the APEC Women Connect “Her Power” Entrepreneurship Competition will be launched soon.

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Since the company’s founding, DHGATE Group has advocated for fair trade, diversity and creativity worldwide by connecting micro, small and medium enterprises. The company has grown to include 2.4 million suppliers and 59.6 million customers across 225 countries and regions. Wang directs the company’s corporate vision. She keeps an eye towards female empowerment and finding new ways to introduce products and services that can create a positive impact on society – and particularly women.

In addition to her leadership at DHGATE Group, Wang has served as a member of the APEC Business Advisory Council, co-chair of the B20 Indonesia Women in Business Action Council, member of the WTO Director-General Business Advisory Group, Chair of APEC Women Leadership Summit and member of BRICS Women’s Business Alliance Chinese National Chapter.

Wang and DHGATE Group aim toward goals of female empowerment in entrepreneurship and business. In late 2020, DHGATE Group launched MyyShop. It is an all-in-one social commerce solution that provides a comprehensive suite of digitization tools and step-by-step support to ensure that female entrepreneurs, creators and influencers can quickly start their own digital storefront and effortlessly and efficiently monetize their social media content.

As of 2022, MyyShop has drawn more than 100,000 influencers to its platform. These influencers can directly sell products that reflect their unique perspective, personal values and sense of style.

About The Inner Mountain Foundation

The Inner Mountain Foundation promotes the empowerment of women through education, community and outreach. We are led by our Founder and Chairperson Diane Wang. She first articulated the principles of Inner Mountain Thinking in her 2024 book, The Inner Mountain. Our global foundation and women’s empowerment community invest in impact-making educational resources that we seek to make broadly accessible. The goal is to focus the work of the Inner Mountain on soft skills training. These skills help equip women to be their greatest, most empowered selves across their most wholly integrated life (connecting the self with work, family, community and legacy).

About APEC Women Connect

Founded in 2016, APEC Women Connect is an APEC-endorsed program initiated by Ms. Diane Wang. Wang is the China Representative on the APEC Business Advisory Council, Chair of the APEC Women Leadership Forum, Co-Chair of WiBAC of B20 Indonesia and Founder, Chairperson and CEO of DHgate.com. APEC Women Connect aims to empower women, especially young women, to realize entrepreneurship via digital solutions through inspirational sharing, practical learning, effective recognition and awards. APEC Women Connect has been included in the annual recommendation to the APEC Economic Leaders for three consecutive years. It has also been included in the annual recommendation to G20 Leaders by B20 for two consecutive years.

About MyyShop

MyyShop is a pioneering social commerce platform launched by DHGATE Group that provides an effortless selling experience on social media. The platform aims to empower different types of creators—from nano to mega-influencer. So creators can turn their social media influence and passion for content creation into thriving online businesses. With MyyShop’s social commerce and online store creation toolkit and resources, creators can quickly identify viral or in-demand products. They can leverage MyyShop’s AI-powered product recommendations based on shoppers’ interests and sales trends, build a customized online shopfront and earn commission through social commerce sales. Creators can also efficiently create their own personalized product lines through MyyShop’s centralized platform and extensive network of verified cross-border suppliers and manufacturers.

For more information, please visit MyyShop.com and follow @MyyShopOfficial.

About DHgate

Founded in 2004, DHgate has become the leading B2B cross-border e-commerce marketplace in China. The company boasts over 34 million live listings annually. Through their global operations and offices, including in the USA and UK, DHgate reaches millions of people with trusted products and services. As of December 31, 2022, DHgate served more than 59.6 million registered buyers from 225 countries and regions. DHgate connects buyers to over 2.54 million sellers in China and other countries.

For more information on this women leader award and the company, please visit DHgate.com and follow @DHgate.com.

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