Community Associations are an important part of the expat ecosystem. That’s why GloberWeb.com has partnered with local associations to provide you with additional options to network, learn and enjoy your new home.
Viva, Beijing Professional Women’s Network was founded 10 years ago and is based on three core pillars: Learn, Connect and Inspire.
Viva’s network of women is representative of the diversity that is Beijing. Our members are mid to senior level executives as well as entrepreneurs who come from every continent and from a range of industries as well as non-profits and many embassies. While many of the members have moved on to other assignments outside of China, many have stayed connected to Viva helping to establish an international network of contacts for Viva members.
Viva’s Monthly Events take place on the Last Wednesday of each month. Events schedule may shift to accommodate holidays such as Spring Festival. The event topics are broad and a few highlights are the role of humanitarian aid workers in conflict zones, book launches with Lijia Zhang, Enoch Li and Susan Connelly, a panel discussion with female journalists, a discussion with Chinese film director Rain Li about women in the Chinese film industry, entrepreneurial stories plus the popular speed networking. All of Viva’s events are open to members and non-members to attend. A newsletter is sent announcing events and member news and is open to join through the Viva website. The Viva website also announces the upcoming events and individuals can register via the website as well.
Viva offers its members a formal Mentorship Program that has become a cornerstone service of the organization. The Mentorship Program is six months in length and the mentors are senior level executives as well as executive coaches that volunteer their time to be matched with mentees who apply for the program via a formal application process.
Viva is very active within the Beijing community and often partners with other organizations for events that are aimed at supporting the development of professional women.
Equally important is the role of giving back to others and annually Viva makes a donation to a non-profit. The annual donation is made from the collections of fees from the monthly events and memberships.
INN is a resource for newcomers of all foreign nationalities to obtain information about living in Beijing. We offer a support network for those facing the challenges of getting settled in Beijing and provide an opportunity to meet new friends and connect with those who have similar interests. INN is not only about Newcomers to this dynamic city of Beijing. We are also a community of seasoned expats who enjoy socializing and exploring both the old and new Beijing. Some of us have been in Beijing for many years and plan to remain for many more while some are here for shorter stays. No matter how long we stay in Beijing, the relationships that we build with our friends of INN while here will be with us for many years to come no matter where we go into the world.
INN is an “all volunteer” organization. Whether you have loads of time or not all that much, we have positions that will fit your availability and interests. All volunteer positions can be done easily without having any knowledge about Beijing or the Chinese language.
Diplomatic Network Beijing (DNB) is the only international diplomatic organization in Beijing. It aims to connect and further integrate the diplomatic community. All diplomats and their spouses/partners are automatically members of the network and are invited to participate in all events throughout the year.
The network aims to:
- Establish and maintain a framework to connect and integrate the diplomatic community through social and multicultural networking activities
- Adhere to the principles of solidarity, inclusiveness and diversity
- Promote friendship, support and collaboration
- Welcome and help members to settle down and integrate in Beijing
- Help others, especially the less fortunate, through charitable events
If you are part of the diplomatic community in Beijing and would like to receive more information on DNB events/news, ask your Embassy for DNB Contact details.
The Beijing Women’s Network creates a vibrant and supportive community of young professional women in Beijing and provides affordable resources to encourage the personal and professional development of our members.
We do so by organizing events across five different chapters (Professional Development; Healthy Living; Applied Skills; Pregnancy, Marriage and Motherhood; and Spotlight Dinners) and maintaining an active WeChat community of 9,000+ members to support peer-to-peer mentorship between members.All proceeds of BWN events and initiatives go to our annual charity partner.
In order to join BWN on WeChat, please message this WeChat Account: Ledo3454.
TSCHub is dedicated to empowering African women with a focus on leadership, career development and entrepreneurship. Its aim is to empower African women by offering them a platform where they can support and inspire each other, and learn new skills, but also by promoting opportunities resulting from the Africa-China cooperation.