The Beijing chapter of Mentor Walks Asia is a monthly series aimed at connecting emerging leaders with established executives in Beijing’s vibrant women’s professional community. Whether held at Capital M or at Ritan Park, each walk offers a 1 hour window for Mentors to connect with a group of Mentees to discuss personal and professional successes, challenges and long-term goals.
The Beijing chapter of Mentor Walks Asia is a joint collaboration between Capital M of the M Restaurant Group, the American, Australian and British Chambers of Commerce in Beijing, the Australian Embassy along with VIVA and the Beijing Woman’s Network.
A typical Mentor Walk gathers around 10-20 Mentors and 30-40 Mentees, aiming to keep a ratio of 2-3 Mentees for each Mentor. Mentees are young professionals, middle managers, or executives who are starting their careers, experiencing career transitions, or looking for inspiration as they launch new ventures. Please note: Mentees are not students.
Approximately 9 walks are scheduled each year between March—November. The opening and closing Mentor Walks, held in March and November of each year, generally gather a larger group of approximately 100 professionals. While the majority of Mentor Walks are complimentary for all participants, there is a 100 RMB suggested donation for the March and November events, all of which will be donated to a women’s empowerment charity organization in China.
When & Where Do Mentor Walks Take Place?
Mentor Walks in Beijing take place on the second Friday morning (7:45am-9:00am) of each month at Ritan Park. The first and last walks of the year are hosted by Capital M, typically on a Saturday, featuring a walk around Qianmen.
2017 Mentor Walks Asia, Beijing Schedule:
Saturday, March 18, Capital M (9:30am-11:30am)
Friday, April 14, Ritan Park (7:45am-9:00am)
Friday, May 12, Ritan Park (7:45am-9:00am)
Friday, June 9, Ritan Park (7:45am-9:00am)
Friday, July 14, Ritan Park (7:45am-9:00am)
Friday, August 11, Ritan Park (7:45am-9:00am)
Friday, September 8, Ritan Park (7:45am-9:00am)
Friday, October 13, Ritan Park (7:45am-9:00am)
Saturday, November 18, Capital M (9:30am-11:30am)