NTNU Alumna Recognized by Forbes as 30 Under 30 Asia
The 30 Under 30 Asia by Forbes was announced on March 29th, four Taiwanese women made it to the list and one of them is the founder of Good Food Enterprise Viola Cheng. The alumna started her business Good Food Enterprise Co in 2014.
Viola Cheng from the In-service Master Program of the Department of Adult and Continuing Education co-founded the Good Food Enterprise Company with her husband Yang Boyu. She is also the winner of The Stevie for Women in Business of 2017. Their goal of the company is to create job opportunities for unprivileged women and teenagers. The company earned an international B Corp certification in 2016 as one of the ten B Corps in Taiwan. They even attended the Global Entrepreneurship Summit as Taiwanese representative in 2016. Cheng thinks that charity is helpful to the public in a short time, but steady and professional system that works bring benign circle to the society.
Cheng admitted that she was really surprised to be recognized by Forbes. She thanked Chairman Chang of APBCA: Asia Pacific B Corp Association for his recommendation and hoped that she can keep helping those in need.
What’s so special about the company is that 60% of the employees are from less advantaged parts of the society. There are also suspended food in the restaurant and bailout funds for employees. Moreover, 30% of the net profit is used as a fund that dedicate to the disadvantages. According to Ms. Cheng, when a new store opens, they will inform charity organizations like Taiwan Fund for Children and Families and the Garden of Hope Foundations. To help employees to, Cheng recorded the working process in videos so that the employees can watch it again and again. They have online scheduling system for the employees to take good charge of the restaurant.