I’m writing this overlooking Changfeng Park in Shanghai, and it all seems like a bit of a miracle to me.
I first wrote about Working Out Loud in China in September of last year, after Connie Wu had me join her WOL Circle via WeChat. Little did I know that I would travel to Beijing and Shanghai, work with companies and a business school there, and see the Circle Guides in Mandarin.
Now you know why I’ve begun calling her “The unstoppable Connie Wu.”
After her experience in a Circle, Connie wanted to help others have that same experience, that same feeling of confidence and connection. So she organized a team of 20 volunteers to translate the guides, and now they’re ready.
Every one of these people has a busy work or school schedule (or both), and yet, motivated simply by the desire to help others, they generously worked to make the material accessible to more people in China.
I met Connie in person for the first time this week, and met her daughter and other members of the translation team. They’re smart, kind, determined people. I can imagine many more miracles in the future.
Chen Chanyu (Aimee)
Chen Jing (Lynn)
Chen Yanyan (Dora)
Meng Na (Mona)
Pan Jiaqi (Olivia)
Shen Jie (Jane)
Shi Jing (Ivy)
Wang Hui (Emma)
Wu Chuanjuan (Connie)
Yang Mengyun (Daisy)
Zhang Lingli (Angela)
Zhou Diya (Delia)