Paula Wang has been serving on the NACA board for years. She has recently stepped up to conduct fundraising and strategic planning.
Paula’s extensive career includes senior-level positions in both China and the United States and across the private, nonprofit, and media sectors. In her latest tenure as vice president at Wesleyan College, a private women’s college, she raised money for scholarships and other institutional interests, recruited one of China’s most respected self-made female billionaires to serve on the
college’s Board of Trustees, created connections with several Chinese business leaders who made the Forbes list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, and helped develop the first US-accredited Executive MBA Program for Women in China.
Paula embarked on the global business development career in China in 1998 when she was one of the lead consultants at the British Economist Intelligence Unit’s Beijing Office. Working closely with the American Soybean Association Beijing Office, Paula was part of the force that made soybeans the largest US export to China.
Earlier in her career, Paula started as a researcher at the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. She then became a chief correspondent at a national business newspaper and within two years was promoted to be the Head of News Department.
Paula holds a Doctoral Degree of Law from the prestigious Renmin University of China. Paula earned her master’s degree from Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business Executive MBA program in 2016. She was immediately invited to join the EMBA alumni board and has been serving on its Executive Committee of the Alumni Board since 2019.
A lifelong learner, Paula recently took the pandemic downtime completing courses of The Science of Well-being at Yale, An Introduction to American Laws, and U.S. Federal Taxation, in addition to the Harvard edX Women Making History course. She is an active member of local “Bridge to Racial Unity” study group in Atlanta, Georgia.