Summer Y.L. (言奕), Founder of NuWa Marketing named GC4W Global Ambassador. Summer Y.L. (言奕) is the founder and EIC of theNuWa.com and NuWa Marketing, based in West village, NYC. Born in a prestigious media and publishing family, Summer Y.L. is an aspiring editor and content creator. Born in China, Summer Y.L. has lived in the United States for 8 years and has global friendships and network in more than 20 countries.
Summer Y.L. is bilingual in Mandarin and English. Ms. Y.L. has had formal corporate training at both prestigious European and American luxury brands including Bottega Veneta and Michael Kors. Summer holds a M.S degree in Marketing from New York University, and a B.A. in Communication and Public Relations. She was once a nationally awarded model in China with a height of 5’9” or 175 cm. She is also an avid Argentine Tango social dancer. Ms. Y.L. is also passionate about charity. She has been a New York Cares volunteer since 2015, and she’s a Young Patron at Asia Society.
Summer was appointed a Meatpacking NY Ambassador, and the Global Ambassdor of Global Connections for Women Foundation.
We met up with Summer Y.L. to ask her the following questions:
GC4W: Why does Women Empowerment and Gender Equality matter to you?
Summer Y.L: Growing up in a family with both my patents being entrepenuaers, I always thought it was normal to work hard and have ambitions regardless of genders. My parents are equal and respectful to each other, and my dad is always very proud of my mother and is very encouraging in terms of her career. Then I realized not everyone has the same environment as me, so people could think it’s normal for women to get paid less or not become ambitious. So I think the best way is to empire women is to build a community of female entrepeneurs. People can start to see it’s very normal or common that women can have their own business and make profits more than men.
GC4W: Who are your Female hero(es) and why?
Summer Y.L.: My Mother, I know it’s so cliche, haha! She started to teach Statistics at a college when she was 21 (please don’t ask me how she did it and why she started teaching at such a young age), and she wasn’t satisfied with teaching. She started to take part of my grandpa’s business as a training agency for all the accountants and financial professionals in the whole city where I’m from. She is a great example of the woman I want to be, having a great life partner and a happy family and also a fantastic career.
GC4W: What advice would you give your 40 years old self?