Knowledge Exchange

Panel Discussion

IWD: Sharing the room, not owning the room [Fully Booked]

4 Mar 2022 08:00 - 11:00
  • Member Price: RMB 250
  • Standard Price: RMB 300
  • In-person event

Celebrate International Women’s Day in 2022, enjoy the breakfast buffet and explore the strategies of promoting workplace gender equality and lifting each other up.

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Event details

The British Chamber Shanghai is delighted to invite our members and community to the annual International Women’s Day Breakfast on Friday, 4 March 2022.

Developed in 2017 by the United Nations, Gender Equality is listed as one of the seventeen sustainable developments goals. For businesses, it’s crucial to understand how we can become truly inclusive in our culture and adapt through the journey towards gender equality at the workplace.

Join us and hear from Laura Mitchelson, business psychology expert, mentor and facilitator, sharing her insight and communication techniques to achieve inclusivity at the workplace and in life.

‘Our work, now, and for the coming years, is to ‘share the room’. Only by pursuing safety and restoration in our daily interactions, can we move human development forward – it’s the only thing we know works. Make people uncomfortable, comfortably, and we all win.’

Following Laura’s keynote, our panellists will share their opinions and personal experiences on how they have explored the strategies to improve gender equality, make the workplace more inclusive and how to lift each other up.

This event welcomes absolutely everyone. Bring your colleagues, team members and friends and join us for this insightful and enjoyable morning, with a lot of takeaways!

The Speakers

Keynote Speech
Laura Mitchelson
Business mentor, facilitator, coach
Grace Guan
Regional Director, China and East Asia, Edinburgh Global, University of Edinburgh
Gayle Lacey
Chief Risk Officer,
HSBC China
Mattie Bekink
China Director, Economist Intelligence Corporate Network
Rosa Lee
Executive Vice President,
Bosch China


  • 8:00 am: Registration and breakfast
  • 8:30 am: Keynote speech by Laura Mitchelson
  • 9 am: Panel discussion and Q&A
    • Gayle LACEY, Chief Risk Officer at HSBC China
    • Mattie Bekink, China Director, Economist Intelligence Corporate Network at The Economist Group
    • Rosa Lee, Executive Vice President at Bosch China
    • Grace Guan, Chair of BritCham Shanghai Women in Business Committee; Regional Director, China and East Asia, Edinburgh Global, University of Edinburgh
  • 10 am: Networking
  • 11 am: Ending

*BritCham Shanghai reserves the right to alter the above schedule at any time.



In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email the BritCham Shanghai Event staff before 5 pm, 2 Mar. Due to the service charges of Glueup and online payment platforms, we can only partially refund up to 90% of your ticket price and payment will be processed within 14 days after the event via your original payment method. However, it is non-refundable for a cancellation request made beyond the above-mentioned timeframe. 

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