The FIRST IPWS Leadership Summit

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On Friday 27 May, IPWS hosted our inaugural Leadership Summit, centred around the theme: Embracing the Changing Nature of Leadership: A Roadmap to Success. Hosted at the beautiful Swatch Art Peace Hotel, the Summit featured high calibre speakers and content, and was attended by over 150 professional women and men from Shanghai and beyond.

Throughout the afternoon, we also took the opportunity to announce and congratulate the winners of the Women Leadership Awards 2016.

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Bridget Beattie, Group Executive Vice President of the Asia Pacific Middle East region for Right Management, opened the afternoon with insightful thoughts on leadership models of the future, followed by an interactive Design Thinking workshop facilitated by Rob Han.  The workshop encouraged all attendees to be creatively confident and work together to bring ideas to life.

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A Pecha Kutcha style presentation brought together some of Shanghai’s top minds to talk through their experiences and learnings on how to make the most of female leadership characteristics.

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Throughout the entire event, a team of graphic facilitators captured the content via a live visual art recording, creating an integrated dialog of the afternoon.
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After a memorable closing of the event from TedX speaker, Nancy Pon, we welcomed a surprise live music act to the stage – Morris Hayes as we continued our networking into the evening.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank our speakers, winners and all attendees for making this Summit a truly inspirational and engaging event. IPWS is extremely proud of the contribution and learnings shared by all speakers and attendees. It is this ability to share that will help to foster the next generation of strong women leaders. Friday’s event was a true reflection of IPWS’ values: to inspire, grow, lead, connect and embrace diversity. We look forward to many more opportunities to share and grow together.”

IPWS President, Tiziana Figliolia.

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Thank you to our photographers who kindly covered the event, and with Professional Headshots available here (please use the password: womencanlead).

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Thank you to our 2016 WLA Sponsors of IPWS Leadership Summit!

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