Zhang Nan, CEO of Beijing Byte, Named One of Fortune’s Most Influential Women in Business

Recently, Fortune magazine released its 2020 list of the world’s most influential women in business, and Beijing Byte Jump’s CEO Nan Zhang ranked 45th on the list as a newcomer. There are 11 women from China on the list, including Chen Xinying, co-CEO of Ping An Group, Dong Mingzhu, chairman of Gree Electric Appliances, and Liu Qing, president of Didi Chuxing, with Zhang Nan being the only post-80s Chinese woman on the list.

In addition to Zhang Nan, there are 16 newcomers on this year’s list, many of whom lead companies in traditionally male-dominated industries such as mining, steel, oil and gas. Others are driving some of today’s fastest-growing, most innovative and highly valued startups.

The reason given by Fortune for Zhang Nan’s inclusion on the list is the rapid growth of ByteDance in China.

In March of this year, Nan Zhang was promoted from CEO of Jitterbug to CEO of Beijing-based ByteChopper. In her new role, she oversees flagship apps such as Jitterbug and Today’s Headlines, as well as other platforms operated by Bytezoo, which is widely regarded as one of the world’s most valuable unicorns. 2013 saw her join Bytezoo after it acquired the photo-sharing app Zhang co-founded, and in 2016 she drove the development of Jitterbug, which has more than 6,000 daily active users as of August this year. billion.

Each year, FORTUNE magazine presents its “World’s Most Powerful Women in Business” list of the world’s most influential women in business outside of the United States. In the past, the list has been based on criteria such as the size of the company and its position in the global economy, the robustness of the business, the candidate’s own career path and socio-cultural influence, but to highlight the global impact of the neo-coronary pneumonia epidemic, this year’s list looks not only at the influence of the women candidates themselves, but also how they use that influence to make a difference in the lives of their companies and their communities. The world is a better place.

What cannot be overlooked is that during this year’s epidemic, Byte Jump donated the first 200 million yuan to the Red Cross Foundation of China to set up a special medical relief fund. As of September, the fund’s donation has reached 446 million yuan, with a total of 3,734 medical workers fighting the epidemic in 83 batches receiving assistance. Last month, when Zhang Nan released her latest creator support plan at the Shakespeare creator conference, she said that in the coming year, she will invest 10 billion yuan worth of traffic to help creators generate 80 billion yuan in Shakespeare. She also said that people are the core of Shakespeare, and all of Shakespeare’s functions and services should be developed with people in mind.