Building a network and career as an expat in China

Wednesday 23 February 2022
10:00am - 11:15am
Online event
Lectures and seminars
General public

An all-female panel of expats currently working in Beijing share their tips and personal experiences to inspire others who want to start a career and build a network in China.

Nandini Venkata, Yasmin Cilt, Helena Javitte and Ella Kidron have all built successful careers in Beijing working in a range of industries including media, communications, startups and innovation.

In this discussion, they will share their experiences of building a network and career in China, providing inspiration and advice for others who are interested in pursuing opportunities there and discussing the impact that strong networks, language skills and cultural knowledge can have on your career.

The importance of relationships has come up in various Business Confucius Institute talks and case studies, with speakers emphasising the importance of chance encounters and strong networks at key points in their careers.

As active participants in their local professional community, our panel demonstrate what effective networking can look like in the real world. Their involvement with organisations like Beijing Women’s Network, Startup Grind and BARE is a model for others to learn from, and these groups may even become your first port of call if you decide to move to Beijing yourself!

Join us for encouragement and practical tips related to working in China.

More information

This event is organised by the Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds.

Find out more about the event, panel and event partners on the Business Confucius Institute event page.