Taiwan: TV personality tops 'future young leaders' list

Taiwan: TV personality tops 'future young leaders' list

Tao Ching-ying, a popular TV host, singer and writer, topped a list of 10 "Future Young Leaders" selected in a recent Internet survey, the initiator of the poll said yesterday.

The 42-year-old TV personality said her passion for work and her readiness to speak up for justice was her main appeal to netizens.

Tao was followed by world No. 1 female golfer Yani Tseng, who received 2,443 votes, and Jay Chou, one of the most prominent pop singers and song writers in Asia, who had 2,309 votes.

CommonWealth Magazine, one of the initiators of the survey, said in a statement that high name recognition and possessing a positive influence would be key assets for future leaders to win the hearts and minds of the new generation of netizens.

Another trend was that women now stand better chances to gain leadership positions, the magazine said.

The top 10 list had two other women -- seventh-placed Chou Wen-chen, chief executive of the United Way of Taiwan, and eight-placed Hsiao Bi-khim, the deputy chief of an opposition Democratic Progressive Party think tank.

CommonWealth Magazine collaborated with the Yahoo! Kimo website in sponsoring the online poll from March 9-17, which attracted the participation of more than 20,000 people.

The voters were asked to select from a pool of 20 candidates recommended by experts and Internet users.

The candidates were all under the age of 45 and had more than 10 years of professional experience. All of them have made outstanding contributions in their professions and have a strong commitment to promoting industrial and social progress.

Updated : 2021-04-12 01:14 GMT+08:00