They are four of the most successful businesswomen in China: belonging to a generation who experienced the austerity of China's cultural revolution, followed by the subsequent economic boom, they have worked their way to the very top in a patriarchal society. Other Half of the Sky follows four successful women in China: Yang Lan is the owner of one of the leading private media companies. Dong Mingzhu is a tenacious female CEO, heading up the world's largest manufacturer of air conditioning systems. Zhang Lan is a tycoon in the luxury restaurant business. Zhou Yi is a top manager working for a big american IT company. The film takes an intense and unique look at the mentalities of female executives, and explores the huge transformation taking place in China today.