LIMA, Peru, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wednesday, November 16 at the APEC Women's Luncheon at APEC Lima, DHgate.com founder and CEO Diane Wang launched the APEC WeConnect women's leadership project alongside Peruvian Vice President Mercedez Araoz. This project aims to help young women to leverage the digital economy to elevate their careers and learn entrepreneurial skills through learning, sharing and incentivizing. The platform will have an information center which will feature case studies of successful female entrepreneurs. The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) will also work with local partners based in different economies to offer opportunities for young women to have face to face encounters with female role models (http://www.dhgate.com). According to a study conducted by McKinsey and Lean-In, ( https://womenintheworkplace.com) for every 100 women promoted past entry level positions, 130 men are promoted. Women remain underrepresented in the corporate pipeline. At every step, the representation of women declines, and this does not appear to be the result of company-level attrition. Digitalization provides females with more career opportunities. It enables women in many industries to work remotely, lower the barriers to starting their own businesses, and allow them to easily connect with the world. As one of the most strategic partners of ABAC, DHgate.com will fully support and play a very important role in the facilitation of the APEC WeConnect project, and will share experiences and solutions from China to build and formulate the standards to empower more female entrepreneurs to enter the global value chain.