Legislator of Democratic Progressive Party (Taiwan)
Yu, Wan-Ju (Karen) is a Taiwanese legislator-at-large-seat representing for Democratic Progressive Party since 2016, who dedicate to speak out for the youth, social enterprise, SDGs goal, gender equality, innovation startup, and digital transformation.
Yu, Wan-Ju is an outstanding model for young entrepreneurs because she started as a female social entrepreneur and then became a legislator. She founded her own business Okogreen, which is the first fairtrade company in 2008 and brought social impact to the society, which led her company, Okogreen won many prizes and went to IPO. In 2015, Yu started to run the first Social Enterprise Hub in Taiwan to further accelerate the growth of SEs. Moreover, with her efforts, Taipei city becomes the first Fairtrade City in Chinese community in 2017.
Currently, Yu, Wan-Ju serves as the president of Inter-Parliamentary Association on Digital Economy and Social Economy and Parliamentary Union on D-Nation, promoting legislation amendment including Statute for Industrial Innovation, Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professional Talent, Fundamental Science and Technology Act, Company Act, FinTech Innovation Supervision (Focusing on Regulatory Sandbox), Financial Innovation Experiment Regulations and Social Enterprise Development Act.