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Bring your friends and colleagues together for the biggest gathering of professional women leaders of the year, enjoy a full day of learning, sharing and networking! Click Here for the 2017 Summit Review

The 2018 女 Economy Summit is a full-day leadership conference that brings together women entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, business experts, media, investors and government leaders to foster women's empowerment in the workplace.

Building on the success of the 2017 女 Economy Summit, the goal in 2018 is to align with Xi JinPing's 'Go Global' initiative to raise an awareness of the key role women play in global economic development and sustainability, highlight the importance of working together to support women leaders and entrepreneurs, and show how companies can implement women-specific policies that are both good for businesses and the larger community.

With topics from gender equality and unconscious bias to entrepreneurship and leadership to personal growth and confidence building, the 2018 女 Economy Summit will unite both men and women on professional development and investing in the future of women which is good business.
The high-impact program will feature an inspirational keynote speaker, interactive panel discussions with leading female entrepreneurs and practical workshops on how to create change within your organization for both men and women, and an opportunity to network with passionate women leaders and entrepreneurs from around China and globally.

Together, we can determine the concrete steps companies can take to foster a healthy gender balance, inspire female employees to reach their full potential and unleash the power of the 女 economy.

At The 2018 Economy Summit, attendees will learn how to:
  • Increase your influence and networks
  • Build your confidence
  • Become a better risk-taker
  • Improve your leadership skills within teams and organizations
  • Network and build new business relationships



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Agenda

Friday, March 30, 2018


10

00AM

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10

30AM

Opening Remarks

Helen YeSu Cheng Harris-SimpsonCindy TermorshuizenHong MuJulie BroussardChristine Branstad

10

30AM

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10

40AM

Innovative Best Practices and Success Stories

Su Cheng Harris-Simpson

Present white paper findings, share data, and set the tone for the panel discussion.

10

40AM

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11

20AM

Panel Discussion I: Innovative Best Practices and Success Stories

Sophie GuerinDr. Li HongyuYe LiRebecca Fender, CFA

In this engaging panel, participants will discuss how innovation in the workplace combined with gender inclusive policies can better enable women and lead to economic growth. Panelists will share specific initiatives that have led to beneficial outcomes in business and the community. Finally, they will share tips on what it takes to be successful from women who have ‘broken the glass ceiling’ to build high potential talent with their own organizations.

11

20AM

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12

00PM

Panel Discussion II: Innovative Best Practices and Success Stories

Sophie GuerinRoberta LipsonDaisy ShenElizabeth A. Vazquez

In this follow up conversation on innovative diversity best practices and success stories, panelists will deep dive into some of the issues raised in Panel I. Conversation will focus on action oriented steps that companies can take to drive the economic inclusion of women. Participants will also gain insight into the entrepreneurial landscape and how to develop leadership and business capacity.

12

00PM

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2

00PM

Luncheon Program: Dialogue & Keynote

Alan BeebeNely GalánJanet Yang

2

00PM

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3

30PM

Panel Discussion: How Do We Mobilize Men to Accelerate Gender Equality?

Wei TianChenhong HuangSteven M. ChapmanColm R RaffertyBrian TippensSean Lim

Men play a critical role in supporting and enabling women’s economic empowerment. Engaging men on the topic of gender diversity and equality is essential to creating change within organizations.  The male champions panel showcases men who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the area of gender equality. These men are role models and agents for change within their own institutions and have expressed concrete commitments to empowering women. In this discussion, our panelists share what specific steps organizations can take to remove gender as a defining factor of what employees can accomplish. These men will also examine their personal lives to discuss how they encourage women within their own families and communities to reach their full potential. Together we can create a more equal and diverse work environment.

Friday, March 30, 2018


4

00PM

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5

00PM

Workshop-Small Talk

Lin Gao

Today, women are not only taking on more important roles at work, they’re also standing out to be the cream of the crop.  The higher you go up the corporate ladder, the more one needs to network.  Unfortunately, according to a survey, one out of ten Chinese is afflicted with social anxiety when they have to attend networking events.   Are you afraid of being rejected? Don’t know how to start or end a conversation? Dread the awkward silence?Or are you do you just simply dislike socializing with strangers?  In this workshop you will learn effective techniques to overcome social anxiety, start a small talk and deepen it to a meaningful conversation.  Even if you’re an introvert, you can master the art of social networking.

Friday, March 30, 2018


4

00PM

Professional Women Wealth and Career Management (Powered by CFA Institute)

Na Li, CFAYimei Li, CFAIris Wu, CFA

Achieving work-life balance has become a basic demand by professional women. The main driven force for a sustainable future life is to improve the ROI on wealth management and professionalism. How can professional women learn to make an appropriate planning for their wealth management as well as career development? Powered by CFA Institute, hosted by three successful female CFA charterholders working in investment industry, this panel will teach you how women could better manage their career, at the same time make wise investment decision to increase wealth.

5

00PM

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6

00PM

Workshop: Blended Coaching for the Agile Workplace

Cindy Jensen

In a 2016 research study conducted by Human Capital Institute and the International Coaching Federation found that strong coaching cultures correlate with higher employee engagement and better financial performance. With a rapidly changing organizational landscape and a move to a more responsive organization, coaching skills are becoming a requirement for today’s Leadership success. The workshop is designed to share best practices and skills that leaders can start to implement to enable a learning culture fostered by the use of Blended Coaching.

Friday, March 30, 2018


4

00PM

Workshop: How to Be A Compelling Storyteller

Sonia Zivkovic

Much is being said about storytelling in business, especially when it comes to sales and leadership! What is storytelling? Why is it so effective to build stronger relationships, and thus gain you the support of subordinates and the loyalty of clients? How does sharing stories improve teamwork and boosts creativity? In this session, we will discuss this, as well as give participants tools to improve the stories they tell, and possibly start telling new ones!

5

00PM

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6

00PM

Workshop: How to Be A Compelling Storyteller

Sonia Zivkovic

Much is being said about storytelling in business, especially when it comes to sales and leadership! What is storytelling? Why is it so effective to build stronger relationships, and thus gain you the support of subordinates and the loyalty of clients? How does sharing stories improve teamwork and boosts creativity? In this session, we will discuss this, as well as give participants tools to improve the stories they tell, and possibly start telling new ones!

Speakers

  • Helen Ye (Vice Chair of AmCham China, Vice President Global China Practice at Ogilvy)

    Helen Ye

    Vice Chair of AmCham China, Vice President Global China Practice at Ogilvy

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  • Alan Beebe (President at American Chamber of Commerce in China)

    Alan Beebe

    President at American Chamber of Commerce in China

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  • Nely Galán (Emmy Award-winning producer,  Author of NY Times Best Selling Book, Motivational Speaker)

    Nely Galán

    Emmy Award-winning producer, Author of NY Times Best Selling Book, Motivational Speaker

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  • Janet Yang (Hollywood producer, named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood”)

    Janet Yang

    Hollywood producer, named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood”

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  • Su Cheng Harris-Simpson (Board of Governor of AmCham China, Founder and CEO of SCHSAsia)

    Su Cheng Harris-Simpson

    Board of Governor of AmCham China, Founder and CEO of SCHSAsia

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  • Cindy Termorshuizen (Deputy Head of Mission at Canadian Embassy in Beijing)

    Cindy Termorshuizen

    Deputy Head of Mission at Canadian Embassy in Beijing

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  • Hong Mu (Director-General, Liaison Department of All-China Women's Federation)

    Hong Mu

    Director-General, Liaison Department of All-China Women's Federation

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  • Christine Branstad (Wife of U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad)

    Christine Branstad

    Wife of U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad

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  • Wei Tian (Anchor at China Global Television Network(CGTN))

    Wei Tian

    Anchor at China Global Television Network(CGTN)

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  • Julie Broussard (Country Programme Manager at UN Women)

    Julie Broussard

    Country Programme Manager at UN Women

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  • Sophie Guerin (Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) at Dell Inc)

    Sophie Guerin

    Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) at Dell Inc

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  • Dr. Li Hongyu (Senior Vice President at AECOM)

    Dr. Li Hongyu

    Senior Vice President at AECOM

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  • Ye Li (Vice President and Head of Corporate Affairs and Government Relations at Merck Holding (China) Ltd.)

    Ye Li

    Vice President and Head of Corporate Affairs and Government Relations at Merck Holding (China) Ltd.

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  • Roberta Lipson (Chief Executive Officer at United Family Healthcare)

    Roberta Lipson

    Chief Executive Officer at United Family Healthcare

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  • Rebecca Fender, CFA (Head of Future of Finance at CFA Institute)

    Rebecca Fender, CFA

    Head of Future of Finance at CFA Institute

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  • Na Li, CFA (Director of National Council for Social Security Fund)

    Na Li, CFA

    Director of National Council for Social Security Fund

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  • Yimei Li, CFA (Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Head of Fund Sales at ChinaAMC)

    Yimei Li, CFA

    Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Head of Fund Sales at ChinaAMC

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  • Iris Wu, CFA (Director, Institutional Partnerships of China of CFA Institute)

    Iris Wu, CFA

    Director, Institutional Partnerships of China of CFA Institute

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  • Daisy Shen (Partner, Chief Operating Officer, KPMG Global China Practice at KPMG)

    Daisy Shen

    Partner, Chief Operating Officer, KPMG Global China Practice at KPMG

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  • Elizabeth A. Vazquez (President, CEO, and Co-Founder of WEConnect International)

    Elizabeth A. Vazquez

    President, CEO, and Co-Founder of WEConnect International

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  • Chenhong Huang (President, Greater China at Dell Technologies)

    Chenhong Huang

    President, Greater China at Dell Technologies

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  • Steven M. Chapman (Group Vice President, China and Russia at Cummins)

    Steven M. Chapman

    Group Vice President, China and Russia at Cummins

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  • Colm R Rafferty (Asia Pacific for Vermeer Corporation and is Chairman of Vermeer China Limited)

    Colm R Rafferty

    Asia Pacific for Vermeer Corporation and is Chairman of Vermeer China Limited

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  • Brian Tippens (Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise)

    Brian Tippens

    Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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  • Sean Lim (Head of Sales at Naked Hub)

    Sean Lim

    Head of Sales at Naked Hub

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  • Lin Gao (CEO/Executive Coach/ Trainer/ Writer of Message Coach)

    Lin Gao

    CEO/Executive Coach/ Trainer/ Writer of Message Coach

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  • Cindy Jensen (PCC ICF Credentialed Coach, Managing Director, BOLDMOVES CHINA)

    Cindy Jensen

    PCC ICF Credentialed Coach, Managing Director, BOLDMOVES CHINA

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  • Sonia Zivkovic (Educator,  co-founder and director of Pana Wakke Productions)

    Sonia Zivkovic

    Educator, co-founder and director of Pana Wakke Productions

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Tickets

  • Afternoon Workshop & Cocktail Individual Ticket

    RMB 200

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