IPWS Leadership Summit

IPWS LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2017 powered by IE Business School
“Understanding Power & Leadership: A Roadmap to Success”

The IPWS Leadership Summit powered by IE Business School was held on Friday 2nd June, 2017 and provided a unique opportunity for the IPWS community gather in a modern conference setting to hear dynamic speakers, participate to innovative workshops, meet and network with China’s top female leaders and influencers.

Our 2017 Summit theme was “Understanding Power & Leadership – A Roadmap to Success”

On the global stage, we’ve seen the United Nations highlight gender equality & women’s empowerment as one of the ’17 Goals to Transform Our World’ and many researchers point out Gender & Corporate Social Responsibilities as a matter of sustainability. Power is the medium to which we relate to one another, and while doing so creating value in a networked world. Society and economy are shaped by power, by whom participate and can affect change.

Power is ultimately about making a (positive) difference in the world and can be exercised through various meaning.

The Summit is bringing together the best thinkers & leaders in our community to continue these discussions. What does Power mean in the context of personal or professional leadership?

Through a curated agenda, the program provided opportunities for participants, women and men alike, to learn how you can seize POWER by identifying your strength, understanding your barriers, and persistently taking it.

This year’s IPWS Leadership Summit powered by IE Business School speakers included:

  • Virginia Tan
    Keynote Speaker
    Co-founder and President, Lean In China
  • Wenchi Yu
    Asia Pacific Head of Corporate Engagement, Goldman Sachs
  • Heini Shi
    Professor of Practice in Managment, NYU Shanghai
  • R May Lee
    Dean, School of Entrepreneurship and Management, ShanghaiTech University
  • Lorna Doucet
    Associate Professor, Business Administration, Fudan University
  • Gianluca Pettiti
    President, Greater China, Thermo Fisher Scientific (China)
  • Elva Yao
    Managing Director, Zmack and an Applied Improvisation coach, trainer, & facilitator through ZmackWorks Consulting
  • Erin McGinley
    Stand-up Comedian, Head of Language Department at Shanghai Experimental Foreign Language School

This year’s Active Conferencing consisted of a facilitated workshop based on the philosophy of Applied Improvisation where all Summit participants became actors in the effort to solve creatively a challenge.

The Summit will also feature the Women Leadership Awards 2017, China’s longest-running international award recognizing women, now in its 11th year. Throughout the program, we’ll honor & celebrate the winners of the Women Leadership Awards 2017, and naturally end our inspiring day with an exquisite After Party.

Why you should attend:

  • CONNECT with community leaders – professionals, entrepreneurs, social contributors, gender champions, rising stars
  • Enhance your LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT through insightful discussion, interactive design thinking, and powerful presentations
  • LEARN how to Understand Power through Leadership in today’s world from industry experts – get your ROADMAP to success
  • CELEBRATE the winners of the 2017 IPWS Women Leadership Awards
  • RELAX after an inspiring afternoon program with our WLA winners, jury members and fellow participants

IPWS is proud to bring you a professional & personal development experience like no other in Shanghai.

The Place IPWS Leadership Summit 2017


Registration 12:00 – 13:30

Leadership Summit                                        13:30 – 18:00 

  • Speakers
  • Workshops
  • WLA Awards Ceremony

After Party                                                         18:00 – 21:00
Network, music, cocktails and canapes

** Detailed Program to follow soon **


Friday, 2 June 2017

The Place, Floor “R”, Phase IV, Bridge 8, 457 Jumen Road, near Xietu Lu, Shanghai
局门路457号407室8号桥4期, 近斜土路

Smart Business/Office Casual.

Early bird tickets until May 19, 12:00 o’clock noon:
IPWS Members 400RMB, Non-members 550RMB

Regular tickets, after May 19, 12:00 o’clock noon:
IPWS Members 500RMB, Non-members 650RMB

Buy tickets HERE, or scan the WeChat QR code below.

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And introducing our new IPWS Leadership Awards powered by IE Business School Sponsors:


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Get in touch with Kristen at sponsorship@ipwsconnect.com if you or your business are interested in sponsoring the longest running International Leadership Awards in China through the Leadership Summit.

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