Role Models: Fatemeh

Can you introduce yourself? Job title, education, languages, hobbies, your family etc.
I am Fatemeh, Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Assistant Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University, mother of a beautiful son, and a wife of a wonderful man with a Ph.D. in Astrophysics with whom I work (laughing).
We had an emotionally supportive home environment. My father always asked us to set big dreams and goals and then make them real. My parents let me do it on my own. Make my own decisions in my life with consistent support. This made me a confident person. This is an effective way to help a person grow and develop. My father always asked us to choose role models and follow in their footsteps to achieve our goals. A role model teaches you never to give up and make an effort to improve, succeed, and make a difference. He also always encouraged us to have higher education. He said education illuminates a person’s mind and thinking.

Aspiring Women For Excellence

On November 3rd, AWE held their fifth meeting at L One restaurant. The aim of this session was to investigate whether it was possible to be both feminine and successful. The meeting was well attended with members from a variety of backgrounds present. The ladies present included women working in state media, government offices, business and medicine from seven different countries.


Coming just on the tail of the delayed 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, the 2022 Winter Olympic Games are set to be held in February of 2022 in Beijing and the surrounding areas, welcoming athletes from around the globe to come and participate in a series of winter sports? So what can we expect from the country that hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics to such great success? While many of the exact details have not yet been released, we can expect Olympic fervor to once again grip the country as the Games approach.


There is a surprisingly large live music scene here in Xi’an, though if you don’t go looking for it, you might not know that it exists. One of the foreign bands on this local scene is Shitsunami, who recently released a vinyl here in Xi’an. To celebrate this release, we sat down with the guys from the band to find out a little more about them.


September Workshop Recap
On September 4th, 2021, AWE (Aspiring Women for Excellence) Association held its first workshop “Empowered for Crucial and Difficult Conversations” at the Amazon Web Services Joint Innovation Center.
The day began with opening remarks from Gosia, an AWE founder. She shared how AWE was set up as a platform to bring together professional women to share their experiences and support each other. Members originate from a variety of countries like China, Poland, Italy, the U.S., and Iran, and includes women who excel in a wide range of different fields, including education, biomedical research, archaeology, banking, the film industry, and even astrophysics.

Getting LASIK in Xi’an with Aier Eye Hospital Group

The need to wear glasses is increasingly commonplace in both adults and children. Whether due to a lack of outdoor activity, or more screen time than ever before, it’s estimated that around 75% of adults use some kind of vision correction. Even though it may seem like a prescription for glasses is a lifetime sentence, this is not necessarily the case. LASIK surgery has come a long way over the years, and the technology and techniques have improved to great success. And now you can get international quality eye surgery right here in Xi’an.

Role Models:Anita Wang

Can you introduce yourself? Job title, educational background, current projects, languages, hobbies, you family etc.

I am Wang Wenjun from Taiwan, a retired triathlete. I am currently one of the leading representatives for promoting the Triathlon between Taiwan and the China mainland. I graduated from Taiwan, National Tainan Normal University with a major in Triathlon and a minor in Sports Marketing and Management. I can speak Taiwanese, Mandarin, and basic English. I like cycling, swimming, running, cross-country sports, etc. My family lives in Taiwan. My parents and twin sisters are government officers. I am the first athlete in my family.

Role Models: Neeta

Can you introduce yourself? Job title, educational background, languages, hobbies, your family etc.
Neeta: I am Neeta Santika Duffy, Indonesian-British, a daughter of Indonesian diplomats born in Barnsley, the UK. I have four degrees; The double honours degree bachelor in law and economics LLB (Hons) and BA (Utrecht University, the Netherlands), Economics MSc (Kings’ College London, the UK), International Business MSc (University of Auckland, New Zealand), and International Affairs and Language MA (Chongqing, China). I am a polyglot speak six languages; English, Indonesian, French, Dutch, Sudanese, and Chinese, and I’m currently working as a Global Business Development Representative for Advanced Energy, a US company, named to the Forbes 2021 America’s Best Large Employers.