IPWS provides support to women across different platforms, and last week we were delighted to partner with Global Business Club (GBC Group) for their Prize Start Up Competition for Women Entrepreneurship, held at Xintiandi’s new Naked Hub. The competition involved eight participants pitching their Start Up concepts to a panel of judges […]

IPWS Supports the Inaugural Women Start Up Competition!


Every month International Professional Women’s Society (IPWS) selects an outstanding member to share their experience and story about living in Shanghai and this month we’ve asked Julia Zhu a range of questions, let’s see what she has to say! Julia Zhu started participating in IPWS events from Spring 2016, and […]

IPWS Member of the Month: Meet Julia Zhu


In October, IPWS President Tiziana Figliolia was invited to speak on her experiences working with our international professional women’s community at the 2016 Shanghai Women’s Federation Conference. She spoke on the topic of women empowerment and invited the audience to consider a new approach about gender equality in the workplace, […]

IPWS at Shanghai International Forum on Women’s Development



Last Thursday, IPWS joined the British Chamber Shanghai’s Women in Business Focus Group, AustCham, SwissCham, BenCham and MayCham at the fabulously festive venue Calypso for an evening of busy conversations, as we  celebrated our connections from the past year. It was a rich evening sharing networks and experiences for some […]

Celebrate Your 2016 Connections


IPWS is excited to announce Mentor Walks Shanghai will return in March 2017! Working in partnership with M on the Bund and the Shanghai chapters of AmCham, AustCham and BritCham, we’ll all return in 2017 for another year of monthly Mentor Walks for our communities in Shanghai. Mentor Walks brings together established women leaders […]

Mentor Walks Returns!


Are you running out of ideas on the most efficient ways to network with somebody, but you have to increase your connections for work? IPWS asked our members on their ‘tried & true’ networking techniques and after reading the following tips, you’ll be prepared to meet new friends and colleagues. Remember Names The […]

7 Tips on Successful Networking



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 globally, based on our key values – […]

Join IPWS Board or IPWS Intern Team


Last Wednesday, IPWS hosted ‘Becoming an Entrepreneur in Shanghai: The Good, Bad & Ugly’, an event where several established entrepreneurs ran round table discussions, speaking about their journey and brainstorming with our members. We asked several of the attendees to share their main takeaways from the event and by sharing […]

Becoming an Entrepreneur: Your Thoughts


IPWS has a unique partnership with Lean In China for we both aim to empower women through our communities and offer personal & professional development opportunities in various ways. It’s our great pleasure to announce their first nationwide survey results are out in a new White Paper from Lean In China, available […]

Announcing Lean In China’s New White Paper