Thank you to everyone that was able to join our 2020 Women's Economy Summit online 21-23 October. We are offering a unique opportunity to re-watch our summit for everyone who registered and for those that did not register prior to the event, please register for a ticket below to gain access to our recordings.
The annual Women's Economy Summit (WES) is the largest gathering of women leaders in the AmCham China community with a mission to raise awareness of the key role women play in global economic development. The Summit celebrates how far we have come but also acknowledges how far we still have to go with regards to ensuring women's full economic empowerment. It also addresses the important topics of unconscious biases, women's empowerment initiatives, male advocacy, career planning and development, women's health and its cascading impact and much more.
This year the whole world has been affected by the global pandemic but in times of crisis, women and girls are disproportionately impacted often with longer term consequences. Responding to the pandemic will not only be about rectifying existing inequalities, but also about building a more resilient, long-term oriented world in the interest of everyone which includes women at the center of recovery.
Our Summit this year will focus on understanding the disproportionate effects of the pandemic on women and the impact on the economy, learning about how technology presents an opportunity for growth, and the importance of equal pay and sharing best practices. The Summit will take place over three days with half-day programs featuring talks and discussions, and will also include interactive workshops to gain practical knowledge.
As with many events in 2020, the Women's Economy Summit has been affected by the pandemic and will be held online for the first time. It is a great opportunity for us to reach interested participants beyond Beijing, China and we look forward to welcoming all!
Oct 21, 2020 to Nov 15, 2020 (GMT+8)Add to Calendar
If you missed the chance to register before the summit, we are offering a unique opportunity to register now to re-watch the summit for a limited time!
A unique opportunity to re-watch the summit for a limited time only!
Over 40 global leaders, innovators, thought leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs.
We are thrilled to have launched the first Women Empowerment Awards in China at the 2020 Women's Economy Summit!
The Women Empowerment Awards in China were created by the Women's Advisory Council, with support from AmCham China and SCHS Asia. The awards seek to recognize trailblazing individuals and innovative companies that have a demonstrated a robust commitment to promoting women in the workforce in order to encourage greater gender equality and drive stronger business outcomes in China.
The Women Empowerment Awards in China are divided into individual awards and company awards. The award categories are:
The workshops provides opportunities to develop both personally and professionally. There are a total of 6 workshops during the summit on days 1 and 2. You can join one workshop on day 1 and another workshop on day 2.
The workshops on day 1 provide an opportunity for personal growth and development while the workshops on day 2 and more focused on professional development.
TRACK 1: Creating Wholeness in Challenging Times: Uplifting Aspects of Mental Health Awareness
"The highest levels of performance come to people who are centered, intuitive, creative, and reflective – people who know to see a problem as an opportunity."
- Deepak Chopra
Come join an uplifting dialogue about mental health and learn the three keys to well-being. Together we will experience painting the landscape of your internal world to build strength, joy and wholeness in our personal and professional lives.
Aimed at educating professionals about the role of mental health in the workplace, this workshop will address the role of psychoeducation, reducing stigma and increasing information flow in work environments. You will be led through experiential exercises to demonstrate how mind, body and spirit can be integrated in order to improve our relationship with ourselves and others, at home and at work.
TRACK 2: Enabling Leadership Resourcefulness: Redefining Leadership Identity during Times of Change
"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Join this workshop to explore the question: how do we remain empathetic and authentic while leading through change? Whether you are a leader experiencing unexpected growth in your business or devastating loss, the need to change comes with different challenges.
Aimed at enabling leaders to redefine their identity during unpredictable, continuously changing times, while maintaining trust. Through a series of case studies and dialogue we will share experiences, engage in conversations on how empathy plays a role in leadership for the future, and also provide some concrete tools to enable you to have difficult conversations going forward.
TRACK 3: Mindfulness of the Marginalized: Creating a More Inclusive Workplace
"Twenty-first century feminism [is] the idea that when everybody is equal, we are all more free."
- Barack Obama
Join this workshop to better understand and address the varied impacts of the pandemic on marginalized communities. First, the workshop will present the unique challenges underserved communities are facing during this crisis. Second, it will address the most important question: What can we do to help?
Though a series of case studies and exercises, you will be led through companies' best practices to create a more inclusive workplace for all.
TRACK 1: The Future of Coding - Supercharging Innovation
"500 million new apps are going to get created in the next five years. Think about that, that's more apps than in the last 40 years."
- Satya Nadella
There is an urgent need to provide better and easier access to coding. Until now there has been low representation of women in the technology industry, we hope to unlock their potential to include them going into the future.
Introducing one application platform for all – Microsoft Power Platform, a no code/low code application platform by Microsoft. Power Platform empowers its users to build applications by themselves simply and conveniently. You will learn how to increase agility within your organization by being able to build no-code/low-code apps that modernize processes and allows you to solve tough challenges.
Facilitated by Microsoft
TRACK 2: The Future of Strategic Communications: Navigating Challenging Times To Enhance and Protect Your Reputation
"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently."
- Warren Buffett
For corporates, companies and individuals, raising your profile online and offline may provide significant opportunities to increase your reach and impact but also has the potential to put your reputation at risk. Whether you are looking to enhance your image or preparing for a future challenge, understanding best practices and the do's and don'ts will be beneficial for when or if a crisis does come knocking at your door.
Designed to enable professionals to put their best foot forward, this workshop led by reputation and media communications experts from Johnson & Johnson Innovation will also provide an overview of the digital and social media landscape across Asia Pacific and how to best leverage today's platforms to tell your story more effectively in the future.
Facilitated by Johnson and Johnson
TRACK 3: The future of digital infrastructure and the need for industry collaboration
"There's always an opportunity to make a difference."
- Michael Dell
The pandemic has abruptly accelerated the need for digital transformation and the insatiable demand for data center capacity is set to continue its exponential growth trajectory. Join us to discuss the transformation of the digital infrastructure becoming an essential service in the maintenance of both our economic activity and our social fabric highlighting sustainability, AI, IoT, Big Data, 5G, cloud solutions and connectivity.
New skills and training are essential for the data center engineering workforce. It is vital to increase collaboration, digital infrastructure and communication across the industry. We will look at the future growth of the sector and investment in skills with focus on the importance of diversity and inclusion.
Facilitated by Dell and Chayora
The Women's Economy Summit was initiated in 2017 through the joint efforts of the American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China) and boutique consultancy SCHSAsia, the event is designed to be an energetic and bold experience packed with personal and professional development power for women. Over the years the Women's Economy Summit has grown and last year it attracted more than 300 professional men and women.
The Summit features inspiring keynote speeches, panel discussions, interactive workshops and networking opportunities. It brings together professional women, corporate leaders, business experts, women entrepreneurs, government officials and academia to support and celebrate women in business in China and globally.
The Summit also examines international, regional and national 'best practices' towards producing concrete steps companies can take to foster a healthy gender balance, inspire female employees to reach their full potential and unleash the power of women to boost the economy.
The Women's Advisory Council was initiated by SCHS Asia with the support of AmCham China in 2019. This advisory council aims to support women in the workplace as well as women entrepreneurs to grow both personally and professionally. We bring together a dedicated group of powerful women and men to support and sponsor the growth and sustainability of women leaders and women entrepreneurs. The advisory council provides support and direction to the programming for the Women's Economy Summit.