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Sometimes life's greatest lessons are the hardest to learn. Join us for the last Spotlight Dinner of 2018 with Judith Tuennisen from Hutong School to hear about her inspiring journey from prima ballerina to Chinese language academic.

Since early adulthood, Judith struggled to overcome several big obstacles to her happiness. Throughout her journey she wrestled with the expectations of society as well as those imposed on herself. Moving to China and immersing herself in a new culture provided a shift in mind-set that ultimately helped her to find mental and physical health as well as a new purpose.

She will share some of her hard-fought life lessons: Single-minded determination can be dangerous. Free yourself from others' expectations. Don't become a victim of perfection.

For this Spotlight Dinner, we are requiring pre-payment for the dinner cost of 75 RMB. There will be no additional cost required on the night of the event. Please email us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.

Please note that the Spotlight Dinners are female-only events. All other Beijing Women's Network events are open to all genders. Tickets for this dinner are non-refundable and non-exchangeable as all proceeds are donated to charity. Please find out more information about other events here. BWN does not provide refunds for unused tickets.


  • Judith  Tuennisen (Program Consultant  at The Hutong School)

    Judith Tuennisen

    Program Consultant at The Hutong School

    Judith Teunissen is a Chinese language enthusiast and Program Consultant at Hutong School. Advising people from all over the world, she is passionate about sharing what she loves while helping students navigate their first experiences in The Middle Kingdom. Aside from arranging Intensive Chinese Programs for aspiring Mandarin speakers, Judith also arranges internship programs for ambitious graduates looking to enter the China job market.

    Hailing from The Netherlands, Judith earned her bachelors and Masters degrees in East Asian Studies from Leiden University. She first began her journey in Beijing in 2013 when she jumped into an internship and a new world full of highs and lows. Now Judith uses her experience to advise others so they can make the most out of their time in China.

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Dinner General

This cost covers the price of food. Any additional beverages ordered are at the expense of the individual. Meals are served family style.

Standard Price RMB 75
Dinner - Vegetarian

This cost covers the price of food. Any additional beverages ordered are at the expense of the individual. Meals are served family style with vegetarian dishes ordered proportionate to the number of vegetarian ticket holders.

Standard Price RMB 75


In & Out Gongti - 一坐一忘(屯三里mall店)

Xingfuyicun 8th Alley, Chaoyang Qu

Beijing, China

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