The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is held on 11th February annually, organised and led by the United Nations every year since 2015.  This year, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWGIS) will focus on the role of Women and Girls in Science as relates to the Sustainable Development Goals*

  • SDG 6 – clean water and sanitation
  • SDG 7 – affordable and clean energy
  • SDG 9 – industry, innovation, and infrastructure
  • SDG 11 – sustainable cities and communities
  • SDG 17 – means of implemetation

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Modern Water’s parent company Deepverge takes pride in being proactive in promoting gender equality throughout the group. There is a 50:50 ratio of women to men working in Research and Development and laboratory roles, and strong, dedicated female management in all departments.

Modern Water is no different. The Modern Water China division is led by Linain Li, Vice-President China Business for Deepverge.

Linian Li manages and develops Modern Water’s business in China and is crucial in formulating and guiding the company’s strategy. She holds double master’s degrees (an MBA in Natural Resources Energy & Environment from University of Alberta, Canada and a Masters in Management, Grand Ecole Programme from EDHEC Business School, France).

Linian has more than ten years of management experience in international companies, including JC Decaux, GM Europe GmbH, Carat, Rouse & Co., Interantional.

Linian won a Woman in Leadership Award — Innovator of the Year in 2021, testament to her hard work in Modern Water China. She is also an Executive Committee member of  the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai.

In 2021 Linian led the Modern Water team to win the Universal Healthcare Award at the China Social Impact Awards in Shanghai.

At the ESG China Awards 2022, Linian Li was presented with the ESG Leader of the Year award by the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai for her commitment in building an ESG compliant company.

Celebrating the achievements of our colleagues is something we take pride in. On International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2023, Modern Water would like to thank Linian for her dedication and service to the company.

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