On January 15, 2016, Lean In Beijing was invited to speak at an event explaining how the Lean In College communities across China are managed.
Launched in 2009 at the Clinton Global Initiative, G(irls)20 galvanizes the world’s greatest resource girls and women and cultivates a new generation of female leaders through entrepreneurship, education and global experiences.It advocates for an increase in female labour force participation (FLFP) as a key to growth. The G(irls)20 Summit,a G(irls)20 flagship program, takes place annually in the G20 host country. Designed G20 style,this Canadian based, globally active organization brings together one delegate from each G20 country, plus a representative from the European and African Unions, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the MENA region. The Summit is a response to the G20 Leader’s commitment of 2014 to create 100 million new jobs for women by 2025.G(irls)20 Summit delegates are all girls,aged 18-23. The 7th Summit will be held in China in 2016.
In December 2015, to celebrate the second anniversary of Lean In Beijing, Lean In Beijing partnered with Yale Center Beijing to launch a speaker series on women in leadership roles sharing their industry expertise entitled “Reimagine Leadership: Modern Women Leaders Share Their Stories” until the end of 2015. Distinguished guests include Jane Jie Sun, Co-President and Chief Operating Officer, Ctrip.com, Dr. Keyu Jin, Tenured Professor of Economics at London School of Economics, Jing Ulrich, Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific, JPMorgan Chase and Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, British ambassador to China Barbara Woodward.
Yale Center Beijing and Lean In Beijing jointly hosted a talk with Ms. Melodee Hanes, former Acting Director of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention at the U.S. Department of Justice, spouse of the U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.
On January 12, 2016, Lean In Beijing were pleased to invite Hong Huang, CEO of China Interactive Media Group, to share about how Chinese women succeed. Hong said, the key point for women was to understand the fact that how to use the resource around oneself correctly.
On November 18, 2015, Lean In Beijing partnered with the Beijing Women ‘s Network and launched a training series on professional skills for women. This series aims to provide professional women with core soft skills taught by experienced teachers.
The first Global Innovations for Children & Youth Summit was held from November 9-10, 2015 to November 10,2015 in Helsinki, Finland. The summit brought together leaders in this field to promote the development of the world’s most vulnerable children and adolescents. The summit was held by Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the United Nations Children’s Fund and Slush.
On October 17, 2015, Lean In Beijing together with Deloitte Consulting, held a mentorship event for college students entitled “Women In Consulting” at Renmin University. A panel of female mentors from Deloitte shared their experience in the consulting industry with more than 80 participants forming circles to facilitate more in-depth discussions of how women in the consulting industry developed and advanced their careers.
Lean In Beijing co-founder Virginia Tan hosted the Women of the Future panel at the very first Shape China 2015, held on 6- 8 September 2015 in Dalian as a prelude to Summer Davos, organised by the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum, showcasing Chinese women from 4 different industries leading the way for China and the world.
On October 23, 2015, Lean In Beijing together with P&G brand Whisper encouraged Chinese women to break through gender barriers and speak their minds. An award-winning short film”Like A Girl” was introduced to encourage women to break through social prejudice, to abandon negative gender stereotypes and build self-confidence. Ultimately, the purpose of the “Like a Girl” campaign is to encourage more women to have their own voice and to overcome preconceived social limitations.