Ye Shuhua, a 95-year-old academician with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and also China's first female observatory director,
went viral on social media in China after giving a speech in English encouraging women to strive for gender equality.
The video of her speech has earned more than 580 million views on Sina Weibo
and sparked countless discussions about women's social responsibilities on Chinese social media.
In the video, Ye said that women have special characteristics that help make society better.
"If you want to get something, you have to fight for it.
You must show your ability, you must work hard, keep your working position.
So actually, if we do better and try our best, then I think the woman's position would become more and more equal or even higher."
Many women in China said they felt encouraged by the speech, with many saying that if women can shine in their own industries,
they will acquire more right to speak and be able to allow the world to see their "she" power.