• Boutique Courses

    We offer offline and online microlearning on Future skills, emerging technology, and global challenges

    Salon dinners

    On a monthly basis, we host gatherings where enlightening conversations nourish intellectual growth and foster debating skills on a variety of emerging topics


    A highly selective program, where all of our mentors are recognized change makers and exceptional leaders​

    Localized programs

    Via our network of global chapters we offer a variety of initiatives that suit the unique needs of each geography

  • Curious about the Future? We are :)

    In partnership with Foreseekers, we offer microlearning on futurology and innovation


    We encourage women to become fluent debating complex topics, to be comfortable to express their views

    Through enlightening and mind-expanding conversations over a casual dinner, we aim to engage women in a dialogue on global challenges, future, technology, leadership, and entrepreneurship



    We offer a wide range of flexible mentoring programs and engagements.

    Mentoring sessions are usually conducted individually or in a group setting where we connect corporate or start-up experts with aspiring mentees.


    Quality mentoring can help young women not only achieve their dreams, but can also significantly strengthen global community, the economy and our world. And that’s what we need in 21 century.

  • Olga Yanovskaya

    Founder, HerCentury China and HerCentury Spain


    Olga started her career in Russia and since then lived and worked in Europe, Latin America and Asia. She shares the vision that having more female role models helps to realize women´s leadership and creative potential.

    Marianna Yanovskaya

    Co-founder, HerCentury France


    Marianna has built a successful career in Finance in the international environment. She is a leader passionate about women empowerment and has a sound experience in talent development.

    Saikal Gerlach

    HerCentury Germany


    Kyrgyz by birth, German by law and cosmopolitan by spirit, Saikal is a professional in Internal Auditing and SAP-consulting. In 2017 she joined HerCentury, as the Director of Finance and Events she organizes high impact events with the team and promotes women. She holds a senior management position in Internal Audit and enjoys working across diverse cultures such as India, Australia, Eastern Europe, and China. She has a deep understanding of business processes, intercultural communication, micro-political dynamics and career development in the corporate world. Fluent in 4 languages and currently mastering the fifth one, Mandarin. She likes photography, sports, and psychology.

    Sirisha Chada

    HerCentury USA


    A creative and innovative entrepreneur; Sirisha manages her Engineering and Trading company Indhan, LLC based in Shanghai and Houston, which works with Chemical and Pharmaceutical multinational companies.


    Originally from India, studied and worked in the USA for over a decade before setting up her own consulting company and moving to China. She is passionate about entrepreneurship, technology, films and empowering women to reach their true potential. She's been part of HerCentury team since 2017, as the Director of Marketing and Media.

    Deborah Quevedo

    HerCentury Suzhou


    As an internationally certified executive coach and with a decade of experience in corporate finance, Deborah empowers women to thrive in their personal and professional lives. She believes that in order to access the full spectrum that life offers, women need to identify their ambitions, plan a meaningful life path and cultivate positive emotions, healthy habits and relationships.

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    Elena Gladkaya

    HerCentury Hangzhou


    After several years in purchasing Elena took the challenge to relocate to China to manage quality and sourcing in the local market for a global home textile brand with Russian roots. Elena participates in several NGOs and community service projects in China and SEA. Being one of the organizing committee members of Hangzhou Global Readers and thinkers club created by Lin Fan, she sees sharing knowledge, experience and thoughts in a friendly environment empowers all the attendees.

    In HerCentury, Elena wants all the women personal stories of success, even a very small success, get heard as it will not only help to encourage other women to be brave and to grow, but also will make the speakers to rethink their experience, see their growth points, practice storytelling, and see how they could mentor those who will benefit from their stories and experience.


  • Her Century Blog

    Keeping in touch with Her Century with a simple content

    March 17, 2019
    What is a Salon? A salon is a gathering of inquisitive minds who meet to exchange ideas. This tradition began in 16th century Italy where prominent figures in society met to discuss current affairs and to engage their minds through intellectual conversation. Founder of Her Century, Olga...
    May 20, 2019
    Summary Since time immemorial, humans have gazed at the stars and wondered what was beyond our world. But only until relatively recently (within the long expanse of history) has the dream to visit the stars become a reality. But what exactly is our motivation for journeying away from our planet...
    April 12, 2019
    Summary If you hear the word ‘cyborg’, chances are your brain immediately jumps to science fiction. We’ve all seen movies like The Terminator or Robocop that create a bizarre world where a human can merge with a machine to give them extraordinary abilities. But did you know that there are already...
    Claire Chen, the Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of Clobotics, oversees overall marketing strategy, general business operations and HR related activities, etc. for the company. Clobotics is a global leader in intelligent computer vision solutions for the wind power and retail industries. ...
    October 19, 2018
    Last week HerCentury hosted our fourth salon dinner, this time the topic was around the "Meaning of work". We were lucky to count with many engaging academia and professional guests from Europe, China, and the US. HerCentury continues to revive this wonderful intellectual tradition over casual...
    Celina Chew is the President of the Bayer Group in Greater China and the Chairman of Bayer(China) Limited. As President of Bayer Greater China, Celina’s responsibilities include building bridges to China’s local innovation capabilities, including through Bayer’s start-up incubator programs like...
    This week we were excited to welcome a few new members. During this afterwork session we tried to share our vision of how professional and personal lives can be reconciled. Thank you all for sharing and for inspiring each other: supportive and encouraging network of women can help each of us to...
    I need to show my hand upfront. I am an active volunteer mentor. I am the Director of Mentoring for HerCentury, Shanghai. I have benefited from having great mentors throughout my career. I am, and have been for a long time, a strong believer in the power of mentoring and so my bias in this...
    Entrepreneurs, academia and HerCentury community members gather over delicious Malaysian cuisine and melodious piano music for our Salon dinners once a month. These dinners have an addictive quality as we indulge, and debate thought provoking topics that intersect technology and philosophy....
    Last weekend a Spartan race took place in Shanghai, attracting many urban warriors, both male and female to join the physically and mentally challenging race. I joined this Spartan race, my 3rd obstacle run in last 4 years, to have fun mainly, but also to challenge my comfort zone and prove not...
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