The Torch, Innovation,Connection : Starting with the End, Success and Sustainability
The number 12 in Chinese culture symbolizes continuous renewal, cycle, ecology, perfection, and sustainability. There are 12 animals in the cycle of the zodiac; there are 12 months in a year; when writing in Chinese characters, the words for friends, family, and life all have 12 strokes. Therefore, in Chinese culture people believe the number 12 represents ideal spiritual growth. The GFCBW is based on a sound system, generation after generation, an endless cycle, forming a beautiful platform ecology through organizational culture; upholding compassion and forgiveness, cultivating perfect wisdom, and achieving success for the GFCBW organization.
We are supported by the founding Chairwoman Ke Du with great love, the honorary Chairwoman Shi Guo, who is wise and harmonious, and all of the former Chairwomans who continue to do whatever is asked of them by GFCBW, laying a solid foundation for our organizational affairs.
The Buddhists say: "Don't be satisfied with the achievements we have already made but make persistent efforts to reach a higher level.” In the face of the fruitful results that our predecessors have cultivated and upholding the self-expectation of "there is no best, only better," we must not only implement GFCBW’s goal and mission, but also to promote and spread our excellent culture worldwide to attract additional outstanding businesswomen to reach our goal of 100 chapters.
In the next two years, we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of GFCBW and the 10th Hua Kuang Awardees selection. Facing the self-examination on this 30th anniversary, we can only be more vigilant and forge ahead, lead the GFCBW sisters to envision the world by doing good, to embrace new trends by optimizing digital communication, such as social networks, to establish networks to form a GFCBW global platform, and to develop economy and trade opportunities in their local communities.
We must also harness the soft power of the GFCBW sisters, learn from each other, grow with excellence; put on a shining crown of life for ourselves, and achieve consummate virtue, meritorious deeds, and worthy speeches.
There are no best individuals, only a better team .My goals are to pass down the torch and to build a legacy, to innovate and to connect our members, respect for inheritance and sustainability, innovation based on our existing basic values, and great connection and good deeds, Chu Wei will lead the 12th team to devote ourselves to all activities and plans, and together with our sisters around the world, let us innovate with wisdom and practice the purpose and philosophy of the GFCBW with actions in the world.
Thanks to the founding Chairwoman Ke Du, the honorary Chairwoman Shi Guo, and all of the former Chairwomans for their guidance, as well as the support of the six vice Chairwomans and all directors and supervisors. I would also like to thank CEO Shen Meili, who took over the banner of the administrative team with super courage and execution, who will lead Huang Wanting, CFO, Wang Dingqi CIO, Pan Yiling International Secretary General, and all the members of the Executive Team for two years; together they will be the most important members of the 12th Executive Team.
We hope that the Taiwan government officials at home and abroad will continue to encourage and support the GFCBW, and experienced people from all walks of life will continue to advise and aid us. I wish you all joy and health, a happy family, and a prosperous career!