Carol Li Rafferty

Managing Director, Yale University Beijing

Dual BA degrees in Economics and International Studies, Yale; JD, Stanford. Formerly: managed strategic investments, China Investment Corporation, China's sovereign wealth fund; co-founded Lean In China, a 100,000-strong network that inspires women to advance into leadership positions. Managing Director, Yale Center Beijing, Yale University’s convening and intellectual hub in China; As the Center’s inaugural head, responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key government, business and thought leaders from all disciplines, and facilitating meaningful dialogues between China and the world. Member, YGL Advisory Group, World Economic Forum. Fellow, Aspen Institute. Recipient of Caixin Media’s Outstanding Women Award.