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Caroline Watson

Founder, Huadan Studio, China

Founder and director of Hua Dan, China’s first social enterprise that uses the power of participation in theatre-based workshops to unfold individual and community potential.  Hua Dan has a particular focus working with China’s rural to urban migrant workers, who work in the manufacturing and service industry, at the heart of China’s economic boom.

Caroline is also the founder of The Scheherazade Initiatives, which seek the replicate the Hua Dan model in other parts of the world and provide consulting and leadership training services to companies and institutions globally.

BA in Theatre Studies from Lancaster University; Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government programme, ‘Global Leadership and Public Policy in the 21st Century’ (2012); Yale University Jackson Institute for Global Affairs ‘Foundations for Leadership in the 21st Century’ (2013); INSEAD’s Social Entrepreneurship Executive education programme (2007); Waldzell ‘Architect of the Future’ (2007); FYSE Fellow (Foundation for Youth Social Entrepreneurship) (2010); Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (2011).

My Speakers Sessions

Sunday, March 30

3:15pm PDT