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Planning our future career path is difficult. Who hasn't faced the struggle of having to choose between their true values and making money?
But guess what- there is a solution to have it all without compromising.
Speaking from personal experience, our guests Jingjing Chen - co-founder and CEO of "Pearly hearts" and Maggie Zhang - co-founder and CEO of "She Talks" will share their secret sauce for making money while staying true to themselves. Not only have they founded profitable social community platforms and NGOs but they are also well known on TV and in the media and have extensive experience in corporates such as WeWork. Going against all odds, both women are the essence of what they teach: female power.
Join us to find out...
...How to increase social impact of community while making revenue out of it?
...Differences and similarities between running a business and community: finding profit in non-profit organizations
...Why are most founders male and how can we create a more inclusive society?
Jingjing is an influential writer and speaker that focuses on entrepreneurship and venture capital market for elite professionals working in the central business districts. Jingjing has founded Pearly Heart in 2015, it's a renowned social platform focusing on women empowerment and charity work, with elite global members Above Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, London, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Sydney. She also builds and operates ecosystems for early stage start-ups at WeWork Labs in China, partnering with corporate innovation team, universities, accelerators, incubators and VCs to provide the community, education, connections and mentorship to help anyone take the start-up path and grow together.
Maggie Zhang is a social entrepreneur, creative thinker, and a proud feminist. She is fervently passioned about building women empowerment communities and has tirelessly worked over the past six years to build an elite women’s network by holding over one hundred offline speaker events with distinguished leaders within the female community from China and abroad.
In addition, she actively advocates the importance of having male counterparts involved in the community to support women at the workplace as well as in the family for sustainable happiness for both genders.
In Oct 2018, Maggie Zhang co-founded SheTalks, which is on the profound level of women-empowerment cultural brand committed to cultivating a global culture of female empowerment initiatives through online-to-offline community engagement and education by creating a mentorship network powered by elite women leaders and an empowerment curriculum in order to expand the potential of female leadership and broaden the impact of SheTalks.
Jacqueline is Director of University of International Business and Economics in Beijing as well as an active member of StartupGrind Beijing. Originally from Germany, she has been brought up in multiple countries and currently studies her Bachelor in International Management in Beijing, China.
Jacqueline is passionate about meeting people from different cultures and speaks five languages including Chinese. She is driven by entrepreneurship and her goal is to connect and inspire students to the entrepreneurial business world. Next to studying and volunteering at StartupGrind, she works in an Israeli startup in location intelligence and teaches languages. Sports have always played an important role in her life and she regards being a team player as one of the most important aspects of any community.
Jorge is a Startup Grind University Director at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, where he studies a master’s in International Trade. He is also involved as a core member of the event management team in Startup Grind Beijing. Jorge’s international experience is based on 6 years as a student in Unites States, 4 in China and the rest in his home country, Mexico.
He is a team-oriented person. Through his experience as captain of the Mexican water polo team he developed essential skills like leadership and teamwork that he now applies in other fields.
Jorge is passionate about entrepreneurship, by being actively involved in the community he seeks to help create a more inclusive startup ecosystem in Beijing.