The Shanghai chapter of Mentor Walks Asia is a monthly series aimed at connecting emerging leaders with established executives in Shanghai’s vibrant women’s professional community. Whether held at M on the Bund or in one of Shanghai’s many historic parks, 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.

Following a successful series in Beijing, the Shanghai chapter Mentor Walks Asia launched in 2015 as a joint collaboration between Michelle Garnaut, CEO of M Restaurant Group and M on the Bund, the American, Australian and British Chambers of Commerce, along with the International Professional Women’s Society (IPWS).

A typical Mentor Walk gathers around 10-20 Mentors and 30-40 Mentees, aiming to keep a ratio of 2-3 Mentees for each MentorMentees 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 Shanghai take place on the second Friday morning (7:45am-9:00am) of each month at Jingan Park on West Nanjing Road. The first and last walks of the year are hosted by M on the Bund, typically on a Saturday, featuring a walk along the Bund.

2017 Mentor Walks Asia, Shanghai Schedule:
Saturday, March 4, M on the Bund (9:30am-11:30am)
Friday, April 14, Jingan Park (7:45am-9:00am)
Friday, May 12, Jingan Park (7:45am-9:00am)
Friday, June 9, Jingan Park (7:45am-9:00am)
Friday, July 14, Jingan Park (7:45am-9:00am)
Friday, August 11, Jingan Park (7:45am-9:00am)
Friday, September 8, Jingan Park (7:45am-9:00am)
Friday, October 13, Jingan Park (7:45am-9:00am)
Saturday, November 11, M on the Bund (9:30am-11:30am)

To participate as a Mentee, please click hereTo participate as a Mentor, please use our contact form.