A big thank you to everyone who attended our Annual General Assembly (AGA) earlier this week to celebrate a wildly successful 2016-2017 season! Besides being a fantastic opportunity to network, meet friends and make valuable new connections, the AGA also serves as IPWS’ official annual meeting, where IPWS members have […]

IPWS AGA and Annual Report 2016-2017


International Professional Women’s Society (IPWS) provides platforms for dynamic women to connect, build networks, foster personal growth and develop professionally. IPWS Board Members make a difference by working towards our vision of connecting professional women and being an influential community in Shanghai and beyond, based on our key values – […]

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IPWS annual sponsor, Epermarket, is an online expat supermarket that offers over 7,000 products from reliable brands from around the world at diverse price ranges to be delivered directly to your doorstep. This month, the team at Epermarket wants to make sure you keep cool this summer! Since ancient times, Traditional […]

Lifestyle: 8 Foods to Keep You Cool Through Summer



In June, IPWS held it’s annual Leadership Summit powered by IE Business School and throughout the modern conference speakers gathered to interpret the theme: Understanding Power & Leadership… We shared an insightful piece last month by R May Lee our closing Keynote Speaker, and today share some overall discussions on […]

Understanding Power & Leadership: With Heini Shi from NYU Shanghai


IPWS annual sponsor TCT’s Founder & Management Consultant Vincent Ho (picture below at the 2017 IPWS Leadership Summit) has gathered some leadership ideas for us to consider over the summer holidays, especially for those currently in leadership roles. “No, I can’t do it.”, “No, I won’t be able to do it.”, […]

Tips on Leading High-Performance Teams


Last month, IPWS hosted the second annual Leadership Summit featuring the 2017 Women Leadership Awards and it’s with great pleasure to introduce our short video summary of the day! You can read more about the Leadership Summit powered by IE Business School here and read further about the 2017 Women […]

The IPWS Leadership Summit Video is Here



Each month, IPWS invites an extraordinary community member to share their story, and this time we’ve asked Stefanie Vallee to tell us about her ten years of life in China!  Stefanie Vallee came to Shanghai in 2008 with her own boutique consultancy business in art, communications and coaching. She launched […]

Meet IPWS Member of the Month – Stefanie Vallee


IPWS is delighted to announce over 35,000 RMB was raised for the World Academy for the Future of Women over the weekend! We hosted a gorgeous White Party Brunch at the URBN Hotel garden terrace on Saturday and we congratulate our community for such a large contribution to the World Academy! […]

White Party Fundraising in Shanghai


The IPWS community has grown since we first started as an organisation in 1993, as a not for profit style group & volunteer Board of Directors, we aim to give back to our professional women through dynamic events and distinct opportunities throughout the year. But each year, we also stop and […]

Meet Cecilia! A Graduate from the World Academy of the ...