Four Taiwanese women honored by Forbes 2018 ’30 Under 30 Asia’

John Yuyi,a Taiwanese designer whose design has been selected by Gucci last year, is selected as one of 2018 '30 Under 30 Asia.' (Photoshot from Instagram, 2018.3.29)

Taipei, March 29 (CNA) Four Taiwanese women have made it onto Forbes’ 2018 “30 Under 30 Asia” list, which features 300 individuals under the age of 30 across 10 industries who are making a difference in their fields.

The annual list, the third of its kind, was published on the Forbes website Monday. It lists among its celebrated game-changers artist John Yuyi (江宥儀), venture capitalist Stephanie Tang (唐琦), founder of a Hong Kong-based biotechnology company Melissa Yu and social entrepreneur Viola Cheng (鄭惠如).

Image taken from Forbes, 2018.3.29
Image taken from Forbes, 2018.3.29
Image taken from Forbes, 2018.3.29
Image taken from Forbes, 2018.3.29

These women have all disrupted the respective fields they occupy, whether it is John Yuyi, whose temporary tattoos of social media-themed images has led to a partnership with international fashion house Gucci, or Yu, whose company Havital HK Holdings is developing drugs to combat liver cancer and Alzheimer’s.

The honorees in the 10 categories — the Arts (art and style, food and drink); entertainment and sports; finance and venture capital; media, marketing and advertising; retail and ecommerce; enterprise technology; industry, manufacturing and energy; healthcare and science; social entrepreneurs and consumer technology — are all about driving positive change.

This is why Tang’s Rookie Fund, which has raised over US$250,000 in funding for urban areas with less capital, and Cheng’s Good Food Enterprise, which is devoted to employing the financially or socially disadvantaged and solving the issue of food waste, are also included on the list.

According to Forbes, it received over 2,000 nominations this year, and its team of judges and reporters were able to narrow them down to the 300 honorees, who represent 24 countries, including Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Fiji and North Korea for the first time.

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(By Kuan-lin Liu)