Lunch Meeting: CIMI Wrap-up and Kick-off Ceremony
10th February 2023
On 10th February 2023, the European Chamber concluded Cycle 3 of the Cross Industry Mentor Initiative (CIMI) and kicked off CIMI Cycle 4, following an earlier Cycle 3 wrap-up webinar on 6th December 2022.
President Jörg Wuttke attended and presented the European Chamber’s latest publication on diversity, entitled Women in Business Report 2022. The report looks at the targets members of the Chamber’s Advisory Council have set to improve diversity in their own workplace. He said the adage stands true, “what gets measured, gets done”. He shared how even in his own company, when women are present, the conversations change.
Three mentees from CIMI Cycle 3 shared their key learnings:
“The programme gave me a much broader view on my work, and allowed me to think more outside the box.”
“Not only did I benefit from the mentoring personally, but now I am able to apply these skills to people on my team as well.”
“I approach my work differently by trying to view things more from the perspective of my supervisor.”
By end of the ceremony in Beijing, two new mentors expressed interest in being part of this Initiative and sharing their mentoring experience with the young generations in their companies.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS – HOW THE EUROPEAN COMPANIES IN CHINA EMBRACE EQUITY 职场女性——在华欧盟企业如何拥抱平等
7th March 2023
The European Chamber organised an online event on “Women in Business“, in which member companies are invited to discuss the challenges and former practices regarding promoting workplace gender equity and outstanding women to share their experiences in overcoming the barriers. The event aimed to build a community of women in the workplace and help them to make their voices heard.
WORKSHOP ON WOMEN’S DAY: WOMEN EMPOWERMENT “三.八”妇女节女性赋能工作坊（CHINESE LANGUAGE）
On the basis of the National Webinar, Beijing Chapter held “Women Empowerment Workshop” at the same day, as an extension to enable more members in Beijing to have face-to-face communication opportunities to discuss issues about women in the workplace.
Xiaobo Zhang, Member of the European Chamber Executive Committee, delivered the welcome remark and Qingmin Chen from Thoughtworks drove the group discussion on Gender Equity.
Exclusive Breakfast Seminar for Mentors and Mentees
6th April 2023
The European Chamber hosted exclusive breakfast seminar for mentors and mentees from the CIMI cycle 4 on 6th April in Shanghai. This seminar was moderated by Bettina Schoen, the European Chamber Vice President and Shanghai Chapter Chair.
Mentors and mentees shared their key learnings from this programme, discussed how to deal with the challenges under the current background of global economic recession and the geopolitical issues for the post-pandemic era and what role the leaders can play in this context.
Female Leadership Sharing Session with Nokia Women Forum
11th May 2023
The European Chamber and Nokia China co-organised this activity on female leadership sharing session, which was held on 11th May in Nokia Campus Beijing.
Nina Jiang, HR & Operations Director from the European Chamber introduced the CIMI programme; Xiaobo Zhang, Member of the European Chamber Executive Committee, delivered the keynote speech, addressed her own story stepping up to a senior leadership position and how CIMI programme supported her development.
Michael Chang, Executive Vice President from Nokia China shared his experience as a mentor to empower his mentees and people in this community, Aileen Li, People Partner from Nokia China drove the discussion on how the Nokia Women Forum cooperated with CIMI and invited the mentees from the previous cycles to share their learnings and changes.
[Hybrid training][CIMI] Breaking Unconscious Bias, Building a Diverse and Inclusive Team 打破无意识偏见 共建包容型多元化团队
8th June 2023
Ms. Mulan Zhao, expert in organisational leadership and talent development, delivered this training. Overcoming unconscious bias is key to building an inclusive team, and it requires team members to have a deep self-awareness, acknowledge unconscious biases, understand the science behind biases and develop mitigation strategies to address them. The course helps people break unconscious biases, recognize the strengths of diverse individuals, value the unique contributions of colleagues and join efforts to build an inclusive diverse team.
[Hybrid][CIMI] Building Adaptive Leadership
15th June 2023
Ms. Cindy Jensen and Ms. Eike Westerholt delivered this workshop for our mentees. This workshop explored from a leader’s perspective – building team resiliency. The trainers brought case studies to help explore the topic and introduced some of the key foundational work that can be done with teams when building back team confidence and performance.
[Hybrid] Move the Needle towards Equal Pay for Equal Work
25th September 2023
The European Chamber invited experts from UN Women and member companies to discuss the imperative topic of equal pay across international enterprises and organisations. The event aimed to highlight the continuous development and progress of equal pay initiatives while emphasising the profound significance of achieving pay parity for equal work on a global scale. Additionally, the event aimed to raise awareness and understanding, particularly within human resources circles, about the pivotal role that pay equality plays in fostering workplace harmony, retaining talent, and enhancing organizational reputation.