IPWS Leadership Summit Agenda – Friday 2 June

We’re excited to announce our Program Agenda for the IPWS Leadership Summit powered by IE Business School! Take note below, and get the full information on the theme and more detail on our speakers here.

12:00pm – 1.30pm – Registration*

1:30pm – IPWS Welcome and “Applied Improvisation” debrief activities by Elva Yao – Zmack

1:45pm Welcome Note by Shanghai Women’s Federation

2:00pm Opening Keynote by Virginia Tan – Co-founder and President, Lean In China

2:20pm Applied Improvisation with Elva Yao – Zmack

2:25pm Women Leadership Awards: Social Contributor & Innovator of the Year Awards

2:45pm Understanding Power & Leadership, talks by:
Wenchi Yu, Asia Pacific Head of Corporate Engagement, Goldman Sachs
Gianluca Pettiti, President China, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Each talk followed by an Applied Improvisation activity

3:25pm Women Leadership Awards: Young Business Leader & HeforShe Leader of the Year Awards

3:45pm – 4:15pm Coffee Break

4:15pm Understanding Power & Leadership, talks by:
Lorna Doucet, Associate Professor, Business Administration, Fudan University
Erin McGinley, Stand-up Comedian, Head of Language Department at Shanghai Experimental Foreign Language School
Each talk followed by an Applied Improvisation activity

4:55pm Understanding Power & Leadership, talk by:
Heini Shi, Professor of Practice in Management, NYU Shanghai

5:15pm Women Leadership Awards: Entrepreneur & Business Leader of the Year Awards

5.35pm Closing Keynote by R May Lee – Dean, School of Entrepreneurship and Management, ShanghaiTech University

Followed by an Applied Improvisation activity

5:55pm – 6:00pm IPWS Closing & Thank You!

6pm onwards, with official After Party starting at 7pm: Evening Reception – Cocktails, Champagne & Live Music

*During registration & coffee, light snacks and professional headshots will be available to all registered summit participants


We asked some of our finalists from this year’s Women Leadership Awards about the topic of power & leadership…

The video above featured ‘Business Leader of the Year’ Finalists:

Chloé Reuter, Founder & CEO – Reuter Communications
Veronique Toully, VP, Head of Operations China, SEAK and Australia, UCB

We’re excited to announce the Winners of the Women Leadership Awards at the Leadership Summit on Friday 2 June

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