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 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 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)