Industry consultant Rick Vosper Twittered about this article that ran in the UK’s Times Online on Monday featuring Giant Bicycles’ Bonnie Tu. Their “Monday Manifesto” is titled “A Giant leap for women on the move. Taiwan’s godmother of the bicycle wants to end a male-dominated world” and is definitely worth a read.
Ms. Tu is the chief financial offer for Giant, the “godmother of bicycles” and a founder investor in the company along with chairman, King Liu. She has strong opinions about bikes, their role in society and specifically about bikes for women. Here’s a quote:
“To get more women on the road, we have to get them to think of these things as accessories,” she says. “Natural, everyday accessories, like handbags. All major brands claim they design specifically for women, but it’s not true. It means something when I say I’m the godmother — nobody should doubt that our women’s bikes are designed for women by women.”