2019 Women in Business Forum 2019杰出商业女性论坛

Friday, May 31, 2019 1:30 PM ~ Friday, May 31, 2019 5:00 PM



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     2019 Women in Business Forum 

    2019 杰出商业女性论坛

    Following on from last year’s successful event, the British Chamber of Commerce Guangdong is planning on holding its 2019 Women in Business (WIB) Forum on 31st May in Shenzhen. The event has been held for 7 years in a row in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, and welcomed over 200 guests each year. 

    Through this forum, the BritCham hopes to establish a platform for women to exchange and inspire each other, allowing them to find their true character and place in life. 



     Theme of The Year 


    Balance for Better

    From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence.


    Balance is not a women's issue, it's a business issue. The race is on for the gender-balanced boardroom, a gender-balanced government, a gender-balance of employees, more gender-balance in wealth, gender-balanced media coverage, gender-balanced sports coverage ...Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive.




    Future Women and Option B

    未来的女性 & 另一种选择

    Leiya Lei

    Founder of Lean In Shenzhen, Executive Chairman of Shenzhen Women Leadership Development Association


    • BA in Economics and Finance, Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU)     

    • MBA, Peking University

    • Relationship Manager, Corporate and Investment Banking Department, Citibank China     

    • Senior Relationship Manager, Cross-Border Financial Institutions Department, a Global 500 Chinese bank

    • 北京大学光华管理学院MBA,中山大学岭南学院金融系

    • 曾任职于花旗银行环球企业银行对公大客户部,服务于深圳当地大型中资跨国企业。

    • 现工作于某大型银行金融机构部,服务跨境金融机构客户。

    Leiya founded Lean In Shenzhen in 2014 as the first batch of Chinese Lean In Communities in order to connect and support young professional women to have the confidence and know-how to achieve their goals. Later, she co-founded Lean In China as a national Lean In women network.

    2014年5月,Leiya兼职创办了Lean In Shenzhen(励媖深圳)这一女性互助综合社群,一直致力于做好这个搭建资源共享、自由交流的平台,以支持女性自主定义幸福和追求事业的成功。现Lean In Shenzhen 已成为深圳最有影响力的女性个人和职业发展非盈利性平台社群之一。2016年底,Lean In SZ注册成立了深圳市女性领导力发展促进会。

    Leiya organized and hosted the Young Professional Women Panel for the Queen of Belgium during her visit in China; invited Joy Chen, herself a former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, a former CEO headhunter for Fortune 500 companies and also the author of a best-seller book Do Not Marry Before Age 30, to give the keynote speech to over 600 people in Shenzhen; successfully organized She Loves Tech Greater Bay Area series events with over 500 participants, and the women technology competition covering over 14 countries and over 100 start-ups companies.


    When Your Career Gives You 'Lemons', 

    Make 'Lemonade'

    Laurie Underwood 

    Communications Specialist, Author, Journalist, Corporate Communication Director

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    Prof. Underwood is an American specialist in cross-cultural and corporate communications with 20+ years of experience in Greater China. Having co-authored two best-selling China business books (China CEO and China Entrepreneur), she is finishing the third book this summer.  As a Sr Consultant with Sino Associates, she specialises in Crisis Management, Leadership, Intercultural Communications, Corporate Communications, and Cross-cultural Management. She holds an MBA from CEIBS and a DBA from Grenoble Ecole de Management, and is based in Shanghai. 

    "When your career gives you lemons, make lemonade!" This twist on the American saying is the topic Prof. Laurie Underwood will share during the Women in Business conference. Matching the theme of #BalanceForBetter, Dr. Underwood tackles the difficult but increasingly common problem of overcoming unexpected career set-backs, with the goal of turning disappointment into discovery. She will share (publicly for the first time ever) her own initially painful professional experience as one of the 'targets' of a corporate downsizing -- not once but three times -- during her own career.  The topic is particularly relevant for women: Due to the high number of female employees in 'soft skills' departments (communications, marketing, and HR), more women may be 'first cut' during a business downturn. Being prepared -- mentally and emotionally -- is the secret to surviving and thriving when facing such a challenge.

    "How Cancer Made Me Better, 

    but I Still Wouldn’t Recommend it!"

    Kara Wutzke 

    Founder and Head Coach of K2Fit, an online 

    fitness training platform. 

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    Growing up in Canada, Kara was surrounded by athletic and competitive boys. She played soccer alongside them, until the parents of opposing teams petitioned to get Kara off the field.

    She went into the male dominated industry of Personal Training at 19 and quickly became the number one sales person in the city, then rising to Management.

    Since being diagnosed with Cancer in December 2015, she went through numerous surgeries and extreme setbacks including being unable to workout (which for a fitness trainer is a huge blow), to not being able to walk without extreme pain and days being bedridden. The PRD community helped her through her battle and finally getting back to her normal self.


    She realised that her calling was to help teach people how to live their healthiest lives. She changed the way of training and has helped thousands of people so far. Now, one of the most recognised trainers across China, it is her goal to help over 1,000,000 people transform their lives and live happy, healthy, and fit.

    More speakers on the way...


     Event Details 


    Time&Date: 13:30-17:00, Friday 31st May 2019 


    Venue: Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai, Shenzhen


    Price: Member RMB 100/ Non-member RMB 200

    价格:会员价100元/ 非会员价200元

    Note: Hand-written receipt will be provided ONLY !


     Sponsorship Opportunities 


    Four sponsorship categories will be provided for this event: Diamond, Gold andSilver SponsorsTogether with this, there's great brand exposure opportunities through both online and offline promotion to local and international communities.


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    • BritCham’s Marketing Channels (WeChat, Website, Weibo, Weekly Newsletter) 

    • Members’ and Partners’ WeChat 

    • Media Partners’ Marketing Channels (WeChat, Magazine, Website)   

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    • 英商会会员及合作伙伴微信公众号 

    • 媒体合作伙伴渠道(微信公众号、杂志、网站)


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     BritCham Contact 


    Shall you have any questions, 

    please feel free to contact us: 


    For Event:

    Ms. Lexy Chen


    020 8331 5013 ext. 607

    For Sponsorship:

    Marketing and Communications Manager


    Ms. Jiaying Li 李佳莹女士


    020 8331 5013 ext. 606 

    Depute Executive Manager


    Ms. Chris Chen 陈思敏女士


    020 8331 5013 ext. 602

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