Event Details

This event is currently fully booked, if you wish to be on the waiting list, please contact Hilary.Wu@britishchambershanghai.cn.

The British Chamber Shanghai and AmCham Shanghai are delighted to invite our female community to the annual International Women's Day Breakfast on Friday, 5 March 2021.

Stress and anxiety are part of daily life and can often become an obstacle to our professional development and weigh on our mental health. Join us to hear from China's first 'brain coach', Elise Zhu, to understand how the female brain processes emotions and learn how to overcome stress and anxiety in the workplace and beyond.

In Elise's session, our organisational psychologist will provide an insightful presentation on 'Women's Brain and Resilience':

  • How are women's brain wired differently than men's and how that renders women more emotionally vulnerable?
  • How to rewire our brain to be more resilient?
  • How to trigger our 'resilience hormone' to be more resilient?

Following Elise's presentation, our distinguished panellists will share with us their views, drawing from their professional and personal experiences, on how they have coped with the mental impact the past year's has had on their life and how they have risen to the challenges. 


We look forward to celebrating International Women's Day by uniting to overcome our collective challenges.


8:00 am - 8:30am Registration & Networking

8:30 am - 8:35 am Opening Remarks

8:40 am - 9:10 am Presentation by Elise Zhu

9:15 am - 10:00 am Panel Discussion

10:00 am - 10:30 am Q&A and Networking

10:30 am Event Ends 


The venue will check attendee's temperature. 

A Green Code (随申码) is required. 

In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email the BritCham Shanghai Event staff Hilary.Wu@britishchambershanghai.cn before 12 pm, 3 March. Due to the service charges of Event Bank and online payment platforms, we can only partially refund up to 90% of your ticket price and payment will be processed within 14 days after the event via your original payment method. However, it is non-refundable for a cancellation request made beyond the above-mentioned timeframe.


  • Elise Zhu (Organizational Psychologist, NeuroEdge Leadership)

    Elise Zhu

    Organizational Psychologist, NeuroEdge Leadership

    Elise is an Organizational Psychologist. Through her passion in applying practical neuroscience knowledge in the area of management and leadership, Elise has founded the Center for NeuroEdge Leadership, which aims to empower individuals with a competitive edge by “rewiring” their brain to optimize brainpower and maximize performance.

    Elise is considered the first “Brain Coach” in China, and her critically acclaimed course and book, “Rewire Your Super Brain”, has been published on China’s biggest female working professionals platform She Power. Elise is a frequent keynote speaker at summits, conferences and TEDx stage.

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  • Louise Cantillon (Director and Minister Counsellor of UK Department of International Trade, China)

    Louise Cantillon

    Director and Minister Counsellor of UK Department of International Trade, China

    Louise is the Sector Director and Minister Counsellor, Creative, Consumer and Learning Industries for DIT China based in Shanghai. Prior to this, Louise led the Infrastructure, Creative and Sports Teams in China. A Chartered Surveyor by background, Louise brings a wealth of international experience in both the public and private sectors to the role. Previous roles include at the British Council where she was Head of Major Projects and worked across Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Malaysia.

    Louise lives in Shanghai with her partner Tim, a software engineer, and her two lively young boys.

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  • Xiaomei Lee (Regional Managing Principal for Greater China at Gensler)

    Xiaomei Lee

    Regional Managing Principal for Greater China at Gensler

    Xiaomei leads Gensler’s growth and development in the region, spearheading the best in design excellence strategies across its diverse practice areas. With close to 25 years of architectural and design experience, she has directed a significant list of projects, often on a complex scale, spanning urban design and master planning, tall building architecture, renewal and repositioning, mixed-use, retail, hospitality, education, health and wellness, art and culture and most recently airports and sports. Her portfolio is a reflection of the transformation of the region itself.
    Xiaomei is highly regarded in the industry as an innovative leader in her own right and continues to be a popular keynote speaker and panelist.

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Member Ticket

Price includes breakfast buffet, tea & coffee.

Please note that guests who attend the event without prior reservation will be charged an extra walk-in fee of RMB50 if spaces are still available.

Member Price RMB 230
Non-member Ticket

Price includes breakfast buffet, tea & coffee.

Please note that guests who attend the event without prior reservation will be charged an extra walk-in fee of RMB50 if spaces are still available.

Standard Price RMB 280


The Langham Shanghai Xintiandi

Diamond C Ballroom, 2/F, 99 Madang Lu
上海市马当路99号 上海新天地朗廷酒店 2楼 钻石宴会厅C

Shanghai, China

If you have any questions please contact Hilary Wu

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