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Yang Lan

Co-Founder & Chairperson, Sun Media Group

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Yang Lan talks about the influence of her brave grandmother, Chinese notions of womanhood, and how she developed her own media platform to speak her voice.
Yang Lan learned from her resilient grandmother the strength of women and has been using media to show that strength ever since. She made a name for herself as a TV talk show host and is now the most powerful woman in Chinese media. Called the Chinese Oprah, Yang was well-known for her revolutionary talk show Yang Lan One on One and now owns Sun Media Group, which includes Her Village, a TV show and website that reaches over 200 million women a month. She is considered the most powerful woman in Chinese media.