Getting Your Point Across: Finding Your Voice in the Workplace

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  • When:
    Thursday, 30 May 2019, 8:00am - 10:30am
  • Where:
    Michael Page Office (18/F, HKRI Centre Two), 米高蒲志 (兴业太古汇二座18楼)
    288 ShiMen Yi Road
  • Price:
    RMB 100 including light breakfast. Female Members only. Space is limited. (Please bring your ID / passport for the access to the office building.)

Having a voice that is heard is crucial to succeeding in the workplace! But getting one's ideas heard is a common struggle for many professionals in the workplace.  

The British Chamber Shanghai's Women in Business Focus Group is pleased to welcome all professional women to our first "Think on Your Feet: Skills for the Workplace" seminar. 

In this workshop, we will cover the main barriers that are commonly felt by women in their interactions at work; beliefs that potentially reduce their chances to convey intended messages in the most effective manner whether it'd be with an audience of many or of one. We will then talk about practical tips and skills to use for effective communication in the workplace, overcoming common fears people experience when facing different situations.  

Participants will have the opportunity to identify their most common challenges when engaging and working with peers and senior managers, and work in replicating real-life scenarios with a coach who will assist in gaining practical communication skills and qualities to succeed.

Following the workshop, participants can sign-up for a free personal 30-minute coaching session with one of the professionally trained coaches to follow-up on any of the topics that were covered during this workshop.

Who should attend?

  •  Any women who wants to communicate more effectively at work.


  • Overcoming challenges and fear of communicating in the workplace
  • Making the right impact when interacting at work
  • Adapting your communication style to different circumstances in order to communicate more effectively
  • How to successfully manage a Q&A session

Space is limited and will be granted on a first come first served basis


  • 8.00am-8.30am Registration & Networking
  • 8.30am-8.35am Opening
  • 8.35am-10.30am Workshop and Q&A

Venue Sposnor

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No-show Policy: Please note you must cancel your reservation in writing to the event contact staff 24 hours in advance. No-shows without prior notification will be charged a no-show fee of RMB100.  

Walk-in Policy: Please note that members who attend the event without prior reservation will be charged a walk-in fee of RMB50 if spaces are still available.

Speaker Introduction

Maria Navarro

(Event Main Presenter)

Maria Navarro is an international HR consultant with over 15 years’ professional experience in advising companies and NGO’s on Human Capital strategies and leadership development.

In her practice as a coach, trainer and facilitator, Maria has worked with individuals and leadership teams across all levels of management, helping them to elevate their leadership and managerial skills, often with a focus on change management, cultural awareness, and diversity and inclusion.

Maria has lived and worked in China, Russia and the US, as well as her native Spain. Along the way she has worked with clients from many more diverse countries, cultures and backgrounds.

Among some of her coaching tools, Maria uses Neuro Linguistic programing (NLP) as a toolkit to help her clients in developing a series of thinking strategies to improve their performance and behaviors.

Maria has a strong desire to add value in challenging work environments, working with diverse teams and individuals across the globe and in particular, helping women to succeed in the workplace.

Subin Hong


A French Chinese, alumni from ESSEC Business School, Subin's Chinese heritage brought her to Shanghai in 2010. Her international business background allowed Subin to gain extensive experience in real estate development/retail operations of which within LVMH luxury retail group.

Subin's quest to answer the question: "Who do I want to become?" has led her to the profession of coaching as her is fully devoted to people development, helping them reach their potential in their chose area of growth through coaching: how to balance the 'being' and the 'doing' as to reach higher achievement and deeper connection and fulfilment.

Andre Gisiger

Glo Coach

André’s professional background spans over several industries, including education, financial services, hi-tech and consumer goods. He has over 18 years of working experience in Asia, Europe and the Americas, bridging business practices across continents.

André previously was Head of New Platform Development and Member Life at EF (Education First). At EF he developed a new series of products for Career Services and EF’s Alumni Club.

Prior to joining EF, André was the Managing Director at HCD Global in Shanghai, a consulting firm focusing on strategic marketing and HR management learning & development for MNCs and leading local companies. André was also a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Francisco and also held positions with McKinsey & Co. and American International Group.

André is an avid wine connoisseur and occasionally runs wine tastings to share his passion with others. André speaks five languages. He holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

Event contact

Hilary Wu