The Changing Face of Workplace Diversity in China

  • When:
    Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Where:
    The British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai, 上海英国商会 (建议从泰兴路上的张园入口进入)
    No.9, Sub-lane 56, Lane 590, Weihai Lu, Jing'an District
  • Price:
    RMB 150 including two drinks and snacks. Members only.

The Chamber's HR and Legal Focus Groups join hands to co-host this presentation and panel discussion for HR leaders and employers in China, sharing and exploring the benefits of equality and diversity in the workplace, as well as promoting best practice within the British Chamber Shanghai HR community. 

Panelists include Richard Bell, Partner at Clyde & Co, Ding Li, Vice President of Non-Profit Incubator, and Janet Mi, Director of Consulting at Aperian Global. 

The panel discussion will cover the following topics:

  • Benefits to customers / partners and clients of having a diverse workforce
  • What is specific about the relationship between China and the topic covering but not limited to gender, ethnicity, culture and age
  • Legal look at the #MeToo Campaign and its effects in China
  • The gender pay gap 

Location of the British Chamber Shanghai Office - we suggest that you enter the ZhangYuan community from the north gate on Taixing Lu (near Wujiang Lu)

New office map - Jun

No-show Policy: Please note you must cancel your reservation in writing to the event contact staff 24 hours in advance. No-shows without prior notification will be charged a no-show fee of RMB100. 

Walk-in Policy: Please note that members who attend the event without prior reservation will be charged a walk-in fee of RMB50 if spaces are still available.

Speaker Introduction

Richard Bell

Partner, Clyde & Co Shanghai

Richard acts for clients in all areas of dispute resolution and has particular experience in joint venture disputes, property development and infrastructure disputes and disputes arising under franchise, distribution and importer agreements.

Richard frequently acts for clients in cross border arbitration proceedings including LCIA, ICC, DIFC/LCIA, DIAC and ad hoc arbitrations.  He also assists clients with court proceedings in overseas jurisdictions and has particular experience in dealing with disputes in difficult jurisdictions and emerging markets.

Prior to moving to Shanghai in 2015, Richard practiced in the Middle East for 8 years; firstly with Clyde & Co in Dubai and secondly with Clyde & Co's office in Abu Dhabi where he headed up the dispute resolution team.

Ding Li

Vice President of Non-Profit Incubator

Ms. Ding Li is the Vice President of Non-Profit Incubator – one of the leading supporting organisations for social innovation and entrepreneurship in China since May 2008. She is now in charge of fund raising and social impact investment department. Ms. Ding has more than 11 years of working experiences in multi-national companies and over 13 years in China’s emerging Third Sector.

She is now the avdisory board member of Global Social Entrrepenur Network (GSEN) and Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN). From 2009 to 2012, she is one of Chinese trainers for Social Entrepreneurship skills training program organised by British Council. Ms. Ding also served as a member of the Global agenda council on Social Innovation established by World Economic Forum from 2012 to 2014.

Janet Mi

Director of Consulting, Aperian Global

Janet Mi is the Director of Consulting with Aperian Global, based in Shanghai, China. In the past 20 years Janet has worked across the United States and Asia, covering several aspects of talent management, including training and development, talent deployment, and talent acquisition. Helping talents grow and transform into well balanced leaders is one of Janet’s favorite aspects of her job.

Some of Janet’s work in Asia Pacific include Developing Global Leaders (for Talents in Asia), Cross-Cultural Teaming and Collaboration, Unconscious Bias and Inclusive Leadership, Executive Presence and Influential Communications, and Working Globally. She has also coached senior leaders on role transition, leading culturally diverse teams, and acclimating to China. Her client list includes Ford, Exxon Mobil, J&J, Logitech, and Lenovo. 

Event contact

Marie Zapletalova