Beijing Women’s Network and JingJobs brings together panelists and experts monthly to empower young and mid-range professionals to build upon their professional skills and networks.

Professional Photographer Aaron Berkovich will be taking professional headshots for our attendees from 6pm-7:30pm at the venue.

Part 1: Personal Branding + Professional Confidence Presentations

What is a personal branding? Personal branding markets your skills and strengths and emphasizes your core values, passions, and key defining traits in order to help you stand out amongst your colleagues, competitors, and peers. Personal Branding can help lead to better professional opportunities, a broader network, more clients and partners for your company, and industry recognition. What is professional confidence and why is it so important for young (female) professionals? Professional Confidence is a self-understanding, a willingness to advocate for yourself, and a willingness to take calculated risks in order to achieve professional gain. It is not only knowing your skills and strengths, but having faith in your ability to learn, grow, improve, and overcome obstacles. This is crucial when starting your career or enter new positions and industries especially for women. According to studies, women negotiate less, make excuses for their accomplishments, undervalue their skill sets, don't asset their authority, and ask for less raises and promotions than their male counterparts. This panel and workshop will work together to help your define your personal vision as well as build your brand and professional confidence through knowledge and experience sharing from experts and peers.

Part 2: Q&A Panel

Part 3: Breakout Sessions

Attendees will be broken into 5 groups to discuss and compare challenges professionals face in the workforce regarding personal branding, understanding and discovering their own unique skill sets, and how best to develop professional confidence within different work contexts and industries.

This event is open to all.


6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Professional Headshot Photo
Professional Photographer Aaron Berkovich will take 3 headshots of each person.
7:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Presentation 1 - Personal Branding
7:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Presentation 2 - Professional Confidence
8:00 PM - 8:20 PM
8:20 PM - 8:30 PM
Break for Drinks
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
Each Panelist will moderate one group of attendees.


  • Lin Gao (Intellect Associates)

    Lin Gao

    Intellect Associates

    Lin has over 20 years experience with Fortune 500 companies both in China and the
    U.S. across the areas of government affairs, IT, supply chain and marketing. She
    held the position of senior director of Global Government Affairs at Motorola Solutions
    China, and was responsible for managing relationship with various government bodies
    and trade associations for business advocacy. She was also responsible for corporate
    governance as well as CSR programs in Motorola Solutions China. Prior to this role,
    Lin had held multiple senior positions in Motorola including CIO for Asia Pacific,
    responsible for delivering end to end IT solutions for the region. She had also led a
    global IT team and a $8M IT global portfolios for Sales & Marketing.
    Lin currently serves on the board of American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham)
    advancing American businesses’ interests in China. She is the senior advisor for 100K
    Strong Foundation, a presidential initiative aims at strengthening U.S. China
    relationship through exchanges of young people.
    As a certified Marshall Goldsmith leadership coach and Erickson professional coach,
    Lin helps executives at MNCs to further improve their leadership and communication
    skills. Lin is also a sought-after trainer in the business communication (both internal
    & external), influencing and presentation.

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  • Aaron Berkovich (Founder & CEO  of Peking Production)

    Aaron Berkovich

    Founder & CEO of Peking Production

    With over four years of experience in China, and having spent the last three years putting his creative skills to the test, Aaron has built a strong reputation for visual storytelling to an ever expanding network. With a passion for the still image, he has developed a strong following from event and commercial photography, having worked for the European Commission, First Minister of Scotland, BMW, teaching for National Geographic Student Expeditions, countless embassies, hotels, and business. To see more examples of his work, visit www.pekingproductions.com

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  • Kristen Carusos (International Business Development at EventBank )

    Kristen Carusos

    International Business Development at EventBank

    Kristen Carusos is from Atlanta, GA and has been living in Beijing for almost four years. She studied abroad at Beijing Language and Culture University and moved back to Beijing after graduating with a degree in International Affairs with a minor in French. She is currently the International Business Development Manager at EventBank, an integrated platform that combines event and membership management, CRM, email marketing, and project management, into one strategic platform. Through her current position, she works with many different charities and non-profits to host successful and efficient events. She is one of the five co-chairs for Beijing Women’s Network and runs the Professional Development Series with Samantha Kwok from Jing Jobs. She is interested in different tech and women’s issues, technology, painting, and sports.

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  • Tracy Driscoll  (Head of Coaching at The Leadership Group Asia)

    Tracy Driscoll

    Head of Coaching at The Leadership Group Asia

    Tracy is a professional coach, consultant and facilitator with 20 years of experience managing and developing people in China. Tracy heads up the coaching practice for The Leadership Group with a team of 40 professional coaches in China and APAC. Tracy’s professional experience has been in leadership and career development, executive coaching, marketing and communications, and recruiting. She has headed up 3 companies and led national communications for a major UK organisation in China. Her passion is helping people and companies to reach their highest potential.

    Tracy’s style is collaborative, she has a unique ability to connect with and understand the needs of individuals, teams and organisations and to empower them towards finding their own solutions using a range of techniques. Her coaching clients have been from a range of industries including high tech, finance, automotive, FMCG, advertising, NGO and legal.

    Based in Beijing since 1996, Tracy is from Australia. She holds PCC accreditation from the International Coaching Federation, along with Coaching and Group Coaching certification from the International Coaching Academy (ICA), Australia. She has a BA in Communications from the University of Newcastle, Australia, and an advanced certificate in Marketing Management from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK. She is an accredited practitioner of the of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) Step II, the Leadership Effectiveness Analysis (the LEA 360™), the Leadership Circle (TLC) 360 and The Leadership System, and is a certified instructor for Parent Effectiveness Training.

    Tracy Chairs the HR Forum for the British Chamber in Beijing and is a regular speaker and panelist on topics related to coaching, leadership development, women leadership and HR.

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  • Jim Fields (Founder of Relay)

    Jim Fields

    Founder of Relay

    Jim is the Founder and Managing Director of Relay in Beijing, with deep experience in moving image, a wealth of knowledge of the Chinese business culture and over 12 years speaking Mandarin Chinese.
    After beginning his career in Silicon Valley at Adobe, he’s spent time at Nokia, Reckitt Benckiser, and at Studio Output. In 2016, Jim founded Relay’s first office in Beijing.
    As the Managing Director in Beijing, Jim’s work involves managing all aspects of the business, from new business and pitching to creating a variety of Chinese language content. His work has gained millions of views across various platforms, both in China and internationally, for clients such as Baidu, Tencent, Lenovo, and many others.

    Jim Fields是Relay公司在北京的创始人和董事,他在影视、视频、后期等方面具有着丰富经验。他十分了解中国商业和企业文化,并且具有超过12年的中文口语水平。他从硅谷的Adobe开始职业生涯后,陆续在Nokia,Reckitt Benckiser和Studio Output工作过。2016年Jim创办了Relay在北京的第一家公司。他的作品在国内外都获得了数以百万的跨平台的观点,不仅为百度、腾讯、联想等众多知名大型企业制作品牌传播,更为许多中小型及初创型企业指导商业品牌计划及推广。

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Professional Headshot + Entry Fee

Attendees are expected to arrive at the venue on time (18:00) to get their headshots taken by our talented professional photographer Aaron Berkovich.
This opportunity is only available for pre-paid registered ticket holders. No walkins. Limited spaces.

Standard Price RMB 100
Prepaid Entry Fee

No Professional Headshot included.

Standard Price RMB 45
Walk Ins (Payment at the Door)

Professional headshot not included. For all tickets paid at the door.

Door Price RMB 55

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