Sophia Zhao

Sophia Zhao, PhD. is a senior research faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership. Based in CCL’s APAC office in Singapore, she serves as a researcher, coach, facilitator, and trainer. Sophia has more than 10 years’ experience in researching organizational behaviour, human resources, and leadership. She has published more than 20 academic journal papers, research reports, white papers, and media articles. A key area Sophia is working on is to further the understanding of Asian leadership and developing global Asian leadership. Sophia is also a key member of the CCL APAC Equity, Diversity & Inclusion team, with keen interest in women’s and girls’ leadership development. Sophia holds a Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore and a B.A. in economics from Fudan University.

Sophia Zhao’s articles

Sophia Zhao

Sophia Zhao

Overcoming barriers to women’s leadership and unlocking the power of diversity

Theme: Intercultural Management | May 15, 2020

Many women are successful in their professions and as leaders across levels and industries. Yet, as they grow, hone their skills, and pursue their goals, they face a range of challenges or roadblocks to leadership success. How can women advance their careers, and how can organisations be sure they’re making the most of all their talent?