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The Chengdu Women in Business Network and the British Chamber of Commerce Southwest China have the pleasure of inviting you to celebrate 2019 International Women’s Day at the elegant Niccolo Chengdu, IN CELEBRATION of the Journey Towards Equality & the Women Who Drive it. Everyone is welcome.
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a month long call to action for gender equality. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.
To mark the beginning of this month of action, three expert panelist’s, who each advocate for a different demographic of women in their professional lives, will discuss the state of equality in the rapidly developing world and how we can set our goals for 2019, to accelerate gender parity.
Join us on the evening of the Wednesday 13th March 2019, to meet and connect with like minded people and enjoy lively discussion. There will be followed by drinks, photos, activities and a celebration of the
women who inspire us.
The panel 座谈会参与者:
Ms Lisa Renkin BA, MPH, GAICD
Deputy Commissioner for Victoria in China 维多利亚州政府大中华区副专员
Lisa Renkin took up her appointment as the Deputy Commissioner for Victoria in China in April 2017. Based in Chengdu, Lisa supports the Commissioner and teams across five offices in representing Victoria’s interests in the greater China market. Lisa has worked in strategic and technical leadership roles in China since 2003, managing teams and establishing commercial and program structures in both the mainland and in Hong Kong SAR.
Lisa’s international expertise spans twenty years of responding to health, humanitarian, development and commercial priorities, with a focus on effective programmatic and health systems strengthening initiatives throughout the developing world. Lisa has previously lived and/or worked for extended periods of time in South Africa, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Indonesia, PNG, and in China: Sichuan, Yunnan, Xinjiang, the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Hong Kong SAR and Beijing.
While living in Chengdu Lisa has been a founding member of the SheLeads mentoring program for young women.
Representing grass roots activists in developing countries
Rosie Chawla has a master degree in Conflict Resolution & Negotiations from Columbia University, a business post graduate certification from Wharton Business School and bachelor degree in Finance from Temple University. She has experience working in Greece with Syrian Refugees, in Myanmar doing conflict resolution and was awarded a fellowship from UN consultative agency to go to Palestine and meet twenty NGO's working on the conflict between Palestine & Israel. Her latest work has been with the Rotary Club of Chengdu she supported a NGO that stops child marriages. Currently, her role in China is of a Global Projects Advisor in which she develops educational projects on global issues for educators, youth and community. Her areas of expertise are Human Trafficking, Gender , Human Rights , Conflict resolution and hopes to share her knowledge with participants.
Yi Zhang 张毅
Representing Chinese professional women
Yi Zhang is a partner of the prestigious Zhonglun Law Firm, with over 20 years working experience in her field. She is mainly engaged in intellectual property, dispute resolution and foreign-related legal matters. Yi Zhang also serves as a mentor for young Chinese women, to help them achieve their professional goals, and is a board member on the Executive Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce South West China.
After the panel discussion there will be the chance to connect with like minded people and set out goals for 2019, to accelerate gender parity and really celebrate the women that inspire us.
Tickets are 150RMB per person and include 2 drinks and finger food at the Niccolo Chengdu, The Bar: Tower 3, Chengdu IFS, No.1,Section 3, Hongxing Road, Jinjiang District, Chengdu, Sichuan 610021, China
票价为¥150/人包含两杯饮料以及小食 位于成都尼依格罗酒店 酒廊
About The Chengdu Women in Business Network
The Chengdu Women in Business Network was founded in the Spring of 2017 by female business owners as a response to the growing need for a female-centered professional platform - which seeks to connect, empower and educate. The network is focused on supporting female leaders in business, creative industries, and public service through sharing industry know-hows and resources, workshops, and professional development content. The community now contains almost 500 international and local female entrepreneurs, business owners, civil servants, and professionals from a diverse range of industries. The Chengdu Women in Business Network is a not-for-profit organization, pending approval of registration from the PRC.
About The British Chamber of Commerce Southwest China
The British Chamber of Commerce Southwest China began operations in China Southwest in 1997, and has been operating for over 150 years worldwide. We have over 200 members in the Southwest, including Fortune 500 companies, MNCs, SMEs and startups, and we receive excellent support from local municipal and provincial governments. Our Members include companies from a wide range of industries, from education to property services to aviation, and are our most valuable asset.
The British Chamber Southwest China serves both Chengdu (Sichuan Province) and Chongqing. For more information about the British Chamber of Commerce in China Southwest, please visit our website at www.britchamswchina.org.
Please contact Harriet Sheffer | Program Director at Chengdu Women in Business on WeChat ID: harricat or call 151 98069300 for questions.
如有问题，请联系Harriet Sheffer | 成都职业女性网络项目总监
电话：151 9806 9300
With thanks to Elen Winata for the fantastic artwork.
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When and Where
March 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM
March 13, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Niccolo Chengdu 成都尼依格罗酒店