Our Partners

IPWS engages in long-term strategic partnerships with organisations in the Shanghai community and through these partnerships can offer access to our growing network of more than 2,000 professional women. We co-host events, organise activities such as the Mentor Walks Shanghai program, and seek to cooperate in new and innovative ways to serve our members and followers. Through our partnership organisations, we expand the awareness of our organisation and events to a different and broader audience across the community. Our aim is to build a platform from where to engage inspiring speakers, and secure quality contents, offerings and resources for our activities, to the benefit of our members and community.

Our current partnerships currently listed below, and if you’d like to connect further with IPWS and know more about our partnership relationships, do get in contact with Margie Chiang through partnership@ipwsconnect.com



China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), a joint-venture for management education, was co-founded by the Chinese government and European Union (EU) in 1994, with Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the EFMD serving as its executive partners. As China’s only business school to originate from government-level collaboration, CEIBS is committed to educating responsible leaders versed in “China Depth, Global Breadth” in line with its motto of “Conscientiousness, Innovation and Excellence”. Leaders from the Chinese central government, the EU and the Shanghai Municipality have respectively lauded CEIBS as a cradle of excellent executives, a role model of EU-China cooperation, and a calling card for Shanghai. CEIBS offers China’s largest full-time, English-taught MBA programme, the world’s largest EMBA programme, stand-alone Global EMBA, as well as a part-time Finance MBA (FMBA) programme, a range of Executive Education programmes and an intensive Ph.D. programme.


The Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) in Shanghai represents a powerful partnership between the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business and Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Antai College of Economics & Management, capturing the best of a truly global educational experience. GEMBA students come together from across the world to learn from superb faculty members and share invaluable experiences. The program attracts a broad cross-section of business professionals: they are senior executives from multinational, private and public companies, entrepreneurs and leaders of family-owned businesses.






British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai – Women In Business Focus Group

Women In Business, a Focus Group of the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai, is a community of professional women in the Shanghai business community who proactively create connections and opportunities with and for each other.


Lean In Shanghai

Lean In Shanghai

Lean In Shanghai, one of 22,000 global female associations created by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, is a professional women community constantly focusing on career and personal development of Chinese women. It is committed to offering women ongoing inspiration and supporting to help them develop their leadership potential and achieve their ambitions. Members of Lean In Shanghai are from diverse background of Mainland China, Taiwan and America.




LimitlessLaowai hosts, Ally Mona and Pete Rogers, spend their days interviewing incredible expats all over China, capturing bits and pieces of what it looks like to thrive while living and working overseas. With over 200 shows live online and downloadable right to your smart phone, there’s a little something for everyone, throughout every stage of the expat journey. Tune in to get motivated, be empowered and connect to others just like you.  Check out their podcast on iTunes or listen to Stitcher Radio.