Push Forward No Matter the Outcome

Joanna Tan China The Way Women WorkJoanna Tan’s determination helped her build a real estate empire.

Founded in Beijing in 1998, her company Joanna Real Estate (JRE) has grown into the number one relocation service in China, a far cry from her start as a secretary in 1990.

Joanna’s determination was apparent from the beginning of her professional career when she moved seamlessly from secretary to sales agent to entrepreneur in a relatively short period of time. In 2003, her ability to push for bigger and better landed her a contract with Ford, assigning JRE as its relocation agent for its international purchasing center in Shanghai. With one huge contract under her belt, she effortlessly led her company into long term contracts with corporate giants Dell, Shell, Siemens and Sony Ericsson.

While her ever expanding empire is the result of her incredible work ethic and determination, the will to push forward, regardless of the outcome is ultimately what sets Joanna Tan apart.

Source: Beijing This Month