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About Her Century, Bio of Olga Y and Dora K

她世纪介绍及Olga Yanovskaya、Dora Ke的个人简介

· Shanghai

Her Century is a female network with a focus on one-on-one mentoring for women. We encourage women to step out of their comfort zones and fulfil their personal and professional ambitions. Our mission is to impact the personal journey of women.
她世纪是一个致力于为女性打造一对一导师计划的女性社区。我们鼓励女性走出舒适区去实现个人和职业目标。我们希望能积极影响每位女性的个人旅程。
 

Olga Yanovskaya is Co-Founder of Her Century. She was born in Russia, lived and worked in Europe, Latin America and Asia. She is a mix of entrepreneurial spirit and a loyal corporate citizen. She is now a Spanish citizen, comfortable with 5 languages, working in Healthcare industry and living in Shanghai for 2 years.
Olga Yanovskaya是她世纪的创始人之一。她生于俄国,曾旅居欧洲、拉美和亚洲。她既有创业者精神,也是忠实的企业公民。熟练掌握世界5种语言的她,现在是西班牙公民,2年前移居上海,从事健康产业。

Dora Ke is Shanghai lead of Her Century. Starting her career in management consulting and having obtained two master degrees in two countries by the age of 30, Dora strives to pursue more roles in her life as a mentor, connector and more in building an international MBA community, empowering women and helping people to build a unique personal brand.
Dora Ke是她世纪的上海负责人。她的职业生涯起步于管理咨询行业,30岁之前她在2个国家获得2个硕士学位,她致力于打造国际MBA社区,发展女性和打造个人品牌,她也一直在追求更多的人生角色,导师、连结者以及更多。

Dora: Welcome, Olga. Could you tell us about Her Century? What kind of organization is it?
Dora: 欢迎你,Olga, 能向我们介绍一下她世纪吗?这是一个什么样的组织?

Olga: Her Century is a female network, the heart and mind of which is mentoring. Her Century was born out of many years’ personal experience of informal mentoring with colleagues and friends. I realise women need mentors in their lives to help them grow professionally and personally. But it’s very difficult for women to find such roles. So I thought why not build such a network of mentors?
Olga: 她世纪是一个女性社区,其核心和精髓在于导师计划。她世纪诞生于我个人多年非正式地为同事和朋友提供辅导的经验。我意识到女性在个人和职业发展中非常需要导师的角色,但是对女性来说很难找到这样的导师。所以我想为什么不试着打造一个这样的导师社区呢?

Dora: So how does the mentoring work? How do you organise it?
Dora:那导师计划怎么运作的呢?你如何组织它?

Olga: We actually have a fancier name for it – ‘a flash mentoring’. Ladies who search for professional advice in education, corporate career or entrepreneurship are paired with accomplished women on a monthly basis, face-to-face mentoring session. All the mentors are volunteers, who are committed to have 2-3 sessions with the same mentee.
Olga:导师计划其实还有个更有趣的名字-“速配导师”。在教育、职场或创业中寻求专业建议的女性们可以与成功女性进行一对一的每月导师对谈计划。所有导师都是志愿者,并承诺与每位被辅导女性进行2到3次的对谈。

Dora: Her Century is now active in India, Spain and France. But it all started in China, right?
Dora:她世纪在印度、西班牙和法国也同步发展,但最早起源是在中国,是吗?

Olga: Yes, right here in Shanghai. China with its amazing female population was the final trigger. Ladies residing here are all lifelong learners, humble, but extremely ambitious, constantly looking for the next best “her” opportunity. I fell in love with it, like totally in love. And Her Century was born.
Olga:是的,起源就在上海。中国女性人口之众最终促使我创立了她世纪。居于上海、来自各个国家的女性都是谦逊、有抱负的终身学习者,也在不断寻求新机会。我爱上了这个想法,于是她世纪就诞生了。

Dora: Shanghai is an amazing place with so many networking events going on daily. How do we choose the best investment for our time?
Dora:上海是一个活力城市,每天有各式各样的社交活动在进行。我们如何更好地投资我们的时间呢?

Olga: I think networking is essential to our success. There is a tremendous value in meeting people and building relationship outside your circle. Similarly, having a dedicated mentor maximises your chance of success. At the end, mentoring is like a personalised service, which is all about you.
Olga:社交对个人成功来说非常关键,在你的圈子之外结识他人、建立关系可以带来极大价值。同样地,拥有一个专属的导师可以最大化你成功的机会。因为导师计划就如何个性化服务,一切都是围绕着你。

Dora: This definitely resonates with me. I was in a career transition period and lucky to have female mentors to be supportive in being myself and designing my own life path.
Dora:我很认同这点。我个人经历过职业转型期,很幸运地得到众多女性导师的支持,可以做自己的事业和规划自己的人生路径。

I am also a mentor in Her Century. I joined because I want more women to share the benefit of mentoring without having to struggle all by themselves. So what is the typical reason that mentors join Her Century?
我也是她世纪的一名导师,我加入是因为我希望更多女性能从导师计划中获益,而不再独自面对人生的困惑。所以导师们加入她世纪的典型原因有哪些呢?

Olga: Being a mentor means giving and receiving. Our mentors like you, are passionate about female community. They are either well established in business corporations or thrive as entrepreneurs. They are eager to listen and willing to share their personal stories of ups and downs.
Olga:做一名导师意味着付出和回报。我们的导师,像你一样,都对女性社区充满热情,她们或是在商界成功或是在创业中成长。她们都愿意倾听并分享她们跌宕起伏的人生故事。

Dora: Any advice on how to make the best out of your time with your mentor?
Dora:如何从与导师的相处中收获更多呢?

Olga: Be authentic and open-minded. This is also a process to learn more about yourself. Talk about your typical struggles and successes so to be better understood. Do take notes and do your homework. Eventually you’ll make breakthrough and be a better self.
Olga:真诚和开放,这也是了解自我的一个过程。谈谈你的成功和困惑让导师也了解你。同时记得记笔记和做功课,最终你一定可以突破和做更好的自己。

Dora: What’s the future plan for Her Century? Will there be other events besides mentoring?
Dora:她世纪的未来规划是什么?会有导师计划之外的其他活动吗?

Olga: We are building personal branding series and workshops covering topics of
Shanghai startup ecosystem, Foreign VS. local MBAs, Job hunting at different stages of career and Social innovation in China in the following months.
Olga: 我们正在打造个人品牌系列课程,未来几个月也有各种主题的工作坊,如上海创业圈生态、外国VS.本土MBA、不同职业阶段的求职以及中国的社会创新。

Dora: The concept of mentoring is universal to men and women, Olga. Why only women to women mentoring?
Dora:导师的概念对男性和女性都是通用的,为什么只选择女性对女性辅导呢?

Olga: We women need female role models, who are energised, successful and powerful through their happiness, leadership and support to others. We will engage men in our community definitely but the power of women interacting with each other, the spirit of sisterhood, the humour behind the scenes is invincible. This is Her century and it will happen.
Olga:我们作为女性需要有活力的、成功的和有力的女性楷模,她们通过自身的快乐、领导力和对他人的支持来传递力量。我们未来也会让男性参与,但女性彼此互动、支持的姐妹精神是不可撼动的。这就是她世纪,而且也一定会发生。

Dora: Finally, who is your mentor, Olga?
Dora:最后一个问题,Olga,谁是你的人生导师呢?

Olga: It’s the entire Her Century community. The energy that the ladies bring to the community inspires me to make it better. It is also a personal challenge to build a more impactful and sustainable women network. You, Dora is my mentor in building the community, Grace is my mentor in navigating China, Sophie is my mentor for India, and my mom has been my lifelong mentor. So welcome to Her Century!
Olga:我认为整个她世纪社区都是我的导师。众多女性带给社区的能量也激励我将整个社区打造得更好。同时,建立一个更有影响力和持续性的女性社区是一个很大的个人挑战。Dora你是我在打造社区方面的导师,Grace是我在发展中国方面的导师,Sophie是我在印度的导师,而我妈妈是我一生的导师。所以欢迎加入她世纪!

Interviewed, written and translated by Dora Ke

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