Sharon Gai is admired for gaining 10+ years of experience in e-commerce, digital marketing, and branding. An inspirational female businesswoman, her expertise is treasured throughout the industry, and has allowed her to become the proud author of ‘E-commerce Reimagined: What can we learn in Retail and E-commerce from China’. With experience as the former Head of Global Key Accounts at Tmall, China’s largest e-commerce platform, Sharon had gained a deep understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion throughout a workplace environment, and the benefits it can have on their overall performance. When looking to hire an empowering female speaker to attend your next event, look no further than Sharon today.
A leading authority in her field, Sharon began her illustrious career by attending Columbia University to study information management. Passionate to enter the e-commerce industry, she took on the role of E-commerce Manager at Insight in 2012, shortly followed by becoming the Knowledge Management Consultant at Intel Corporation. Developing her vast industry knowledge at industry-leading organisations such as INAP and Telstra, Sharon was selected to join the Alibaba Global Leadership Academy in 2017. Gaining the opportunity to showcase her driven mindset and remarkable industry knowledge, Sharon became the Head of Global Key Accounts at Tmall, China’s largest e-commerce platform, and has continued to take the industry by storm ever since.
With many years of corporate experience behind her, Sharon has created the term ‘Culture Fluid’ to describe individuals to can blend and adapt between different cultural contexts. Passionate about embracing diverse cultural practices, she appeared on the world-renowned TEDxMcGill stage in 2023 to deliver ‘Culture Fluid: How to be the bridge in a divided world’. A talented professional, Sharon has also become the author of ‘E-commerce Reimagined: What Can we learn in Retail and E-commerce from China’, a practical guide for businesspeople and scholars to educate themselves on the benefits the Chinese e-commerce industry is currently experiencing after COVID.
A revered Global Shaper in the Chinese chapter of the World Economic Forum, Sharon Gai is now in high demand to attend speaking events internationally. Now a Cultural Intelligence Expert at The Rise Journey, she presents workshops and talks on resilience, cultural intelligence, and how to work with digitally disrupted teams. Having appeared on CBC, CCTV, and The Next Web, alongside attending renowned events such as Ecomworld, and E-commerce Asia, she has developed a calmness and confidence which is admired by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. When looking to hire a talented female businesswoman for your future events, do not hesitate in hiring Sharon.
“We invited Sharon for an AAPI panel to share her story of upbringing and experiences as an expat in China. Her story was able to generate a wealth of discussions internally. We applaud her on her authenticity and grace in sharing her stories with us.”
“Sharon was dynamic, energetic and left the audience hanging for more. Her knowledge of China and ecommerce is impeccable. We would definitely work with her again.”
“Sharon’s view of the ecommerce landscape is very unique because of her east and west connection. She is full of energy and her presentation was very informative.”
“We invited Sharon as an expert to talk about innovations in ecommerce for our exclusive summit. Her presentation captured the current ecommerce landscape very accurately and we would recommend her to any event organization looking for keynotes.”