Leadership Dialogue: The Power to Create, Nurture and Transform
The European Chamber is honored to invite you to attend the Leadership Dialogue and the wrap-up event for the second cycle of Cross-industry Mentor Initiative (CIMI) on 15th October 2021 in Beijing. At this event, we will invite Eva Valle Lagares, Minister Counsellor and Head of Trade at the European Delegation to China and Jialei Lin, Program Manager of UN Women in China as the keynote speakers and the C-suite mentors Joerg Wuttke, Jens Eskelund, Michael Chang and Ouyang Bo for the second cycle of CIMI to share their views on how to nurture and transform the female empowerment in the European Community and what a difference both mentors and mentees can make.
[Onsite and Online] Women In TECH: Women Support Women
It has often been demonstrated that a diverse team with multiple female leaders can be more efficient and productive. The European Chamber has observed that growing numbers of female leaders from our member companies are willing to speak up and make themselves heard. The more women there are in leadership positions, the more they can do for other women.
The European Chamber provides a leadership development platform through the Cross-Industry Mentor Initiative (CIMI) and encourages potential future female leaders to step up to the C-suite level. As part of the CIMI, we will organise a series of activities and invite speakers from different sectors to tell their stories and share their experiences in leadership.
On 31st August, we are delighted to host a seminar highlighting the careers and experiences of three female leaders in technology sectors to inspire young professionals in our community.
[Onsite] Female Empowerment Chatroom: Self-Confidence and Managing-Up
The European Chamber is delighted to invite you to attend the Female Empowerment Chatroom and newly launched “Unleash Today” book presentation on Tuesday, 25th May, 2021, 15:30 to 17:00 hosted in the Chamber Beijing Office with the focused topics on Self-Confidence and Managing-Up. It’s our honor to invite two mentors Charlotte Roule and Michael Chang, one mentee Tong Wang from European Chamber Cross-industry Mentor Initiative and one guest speaker Sarah Wagner to share their views in this context.
2021 Exclusive Breakfast Seminars for Mentors and Mentees from the CIMI Cycle 2
The European Chamber hosted exclusive breakfast seminars for mentors and mentees from the CIMI cycle 2 – in Beijing on 31st March and in Shanghai on 16th April. These gatherings were moderated by Charlotte Roule, vice president of the European Chamber and CEO of ENGIE China.
During the breakfast seminars, mentors and mentees discussed the stereotypes surrounding female leadership and the ‘leaky pipeline’ phenomenon affecting the number of females reaching middle and executive level leadership roles. Attendees shared observations on how gender diversity can contribute to improving efficiency and encouraging innovation. They also discussed their perceptions of the advantages provided by the European Chamber CIMI programme – the unique access to the C-suite level leaders for mentees and the channel it provides for mentors to self-reflect and learn how the younger generation thinks.
Kick-off Webinars for the Second Cycle of CIMI
On 17th December 2020, Laurie O’Donnell, Managing Director of Cornerstone International Group conducted the mentoring induction webinars for mentors and mentees separately. In the webinars, Laurie shared her views on the difference between coaching and mentoring, what skills were essential in mentoring and how to manage the mentoring sessions.
Insights from C-suite Mentors: The Road Towards a C-Suite Position
On 25th September 2020, mentors from the initial cycle of the mentoring programme Charlotte Roule, CEO of ENGIE China, Vice President of European Chamber and Denis Depoux, Global Managing Director, Managing Director Greater China, Head of Asia of Roland Berger shared their views on the importance of the women’s representation in leadership teams and how the CIMI can facilitate the female leadership development.
To review the webinar recording, please click here.
Mentorship Showcase –Increase Local Visibility with Global Perspective
On 18th September 2020, Joerg Wuttke, Vice President and Chief Representative of BASF China, President of European Chamber who is one of the mentors for the Cross-industry Mentor Initiative and his mentee Gloria Zhou, Head of Strategy and Business Portfolio at BP China shared what they have learned and achieved from the mentorship cycle 1 and discuss the difference between CIMI and other in-house mentoring programmes, especially how to integrate the global thinking into the local acts through the mentoring sessions when dealing with the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To review the podcast recording, please click here.
The Impact of Mentoring – How to set yourself up for success and build your confidence and leadership skills
On 31st August 2020, Charlotte Roule (CEO of ENGIE China, Vice President of European Chamber) and Rachel Morarjee (Director of the Economist Corporate Network, former board member of European Chamber) spoke about the values of CIMI and how this programme can facilitate the female leadership development in the European Chamber community.
To review the webinar recording, please click here.