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    China’s generation gap; the aspirations of the ‘jiu ling hou” and the future of the workplace – A Panel Discussion

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    Date(s) - 19/05/2017
    10:00 am - 11:30 am


    Embassy of Sweden


    3, Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Beijing, China


    +86 10 6532 9790



    Entrance Fee

    FCCC Members free, non-members 100RMB


    It is often assumed the youngest generation, the millennials or Gen Y, are narcissistic, lack loyalty to their current employer and have unrealistic expectations around career advancement. Older generations then, are described as being traditionally minded, set in the ways of customs and traditions of years gone by. Are these perceptions true or do we need to dig deeper to better understand these various generations and their attitudes toward the workplace?

    BOLDMOVES China, a consulting firm with a focus in Strategy Development, Executive Coaching and Leadership Development, embarked on a nine-month China-wide research project to better understand the extent to which generational differences exist and to determine whether such perceptions are true. The study looked at four generations in the workplace and studied which workplace values are important to employees given their work and life stresses.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Cindy Jenson, the founder of BOLDMOVES China, will present her research to the FCCC. Cindy also serves on the Board of Educating Girls in Rural China, a charity that focuses on providing scholarship funding for continued education to girls from rural Gansu Province. Cindy is Co-President of the Viva Board – Beijing’s professional women’s network.

    By 2030, there will be an estimated 200 million people in China, born after 1990, with a college degree. What are the aspirations of China’s college applicants today? What are they doing to stand out from the crowd?

    America’s Ivy League Schools have long been flooded with applications from exceptional academic candidates from China. But now top international institutions are demanding more than just perfect grades. How can China’s brightest students make themselves stand out? A new spate of charity and social enterprise projects has blossomed in China as would-be international college-goers look to enhance their CVs. But what impact are these projects having on China’s young millennials, as well as their parents, and how are attitudes changing?

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Kelly Brantner is the Founder and Managing Director of Triticum Partners Ltd., a firm that assists start-up organisations with securing the necessary early rounds of financing to grow their business. Kelly has served on the Board for the Canada China Business Council and has sat for four years on the Advisory Board of Green Leader Adventures (GLA). GLA is a Chinese social enterprise that works with Chinese high school students on humanitarian aid projects in Cambodia. Kelly is Co-President of the Viva Board – Beijing’s professional women’s network.

    The discussion will be moderated by Rita Fatiguso, China Correspondent, Il Sole 24 Ore, FCCC board member.


    DATE: May 19 (Friday) 10am-11:30am

    ENTRANCE: FCCC Members free, Non-FCCC members 100 RMB



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