By Echo Huang, CPA, CFP®, CFA
As the Harvey Weinstein story has been in the news for the past month, I am grateful to see more women having the courage to raise awareness of sexual harassment in workplaces and protect more women. One of my “Me Too” stories happened many years ago when I was about 19 years old in China.
After graduating with an accounting diploma from Shenzhen School of Business and Economics at age 17, I received a great job offer to become an accountant at the Bank of China, Shenzhen Branch. In this, my first full-time job, I was paid more than my parents, who were high school teachers, had ever been paid. I felt excited to spread my wings to fly far away and I requested a placement to the office in Shekou, a small seaside town about 30 miles from my parents’ home. I moved into the two-story building the bank provided, where each person had own room and shared the two bathrooms at the end of each floor. I liked my room at the corner on the second floor as it had a door to an outside large balcony.