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Community 6: Podcast Brunch Club | Shannon Martin

Community 6: Podcast Brunch Club | Shannon Martin

October 29, 2019

Shannon Martin has been living abroad for years. Ever since she convinced her employer to let her work remotely and she fell in love with the #ExpatLife in Spain, she's never felt the pull to go back "home." Today she's a successful content manager and PR pro who is also the organizer of the Shanghai branch of Podcast Brunch Club, a global community for people who love on-demand audio. "It's like book club, but for podcasts!" PBC is probably one of the most open, welcoming and easy-to-join communities that will help you plug-in to the local scene no matter where you are on the planet!

Learn more about Podcast Brunch Club, search for a chapter near you, and check out their Listening Lists here: https://podcastbrunchclub.com/. To get a taste of what a typical meet-up is like, you can listen in to the PBC Beijing chapter's meet-up where they discussed the "Understanding China" listening list over on Migratory Patterns, or in the PBC Podcast feed here.
 
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Community 5: FitFam | Vy Vu

Community 5: FitFam | Vy Vu

October 22, 2019

After a couple of years traveling around the world, Australian Vy Vu took a job in Shanghai's booming fashion sector. Shortly after that she set up FitFam, "A free fitness community that is accessible to all." They offer free workout classes to people of all fitness levels taught by volunteer instructors, and the idea has taken off. FitFam classes are now taught at 35 locations across the city, along with multiple locations in another 9 cities in 7 countries and regions. She discusses how she has built and runs what has now become a multinational non-profit, and how its founding principles have not only helped community members get fit, but it has provided pathways to personal and professional development for the volunteers, many of whom have gone on to open chapters in new cities when they move.

To learn more about FitFam and to find a group near you, visit them on the web at https://www.wefitfam.com. You can also follow them on social media here:
 
  • WeChat: "FitFamChina"
 
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Community 4: InterNations | Catalina Calin

Community 4: InterNations | Catalina Calin

October 15, 2019

One of the largest expat-focused organizations in the world, InterNations often serves as a "landing pad" for young professionals when they move to a new city abroad. This week, Romanian-born Catalina Calin, local ambassador in Shanghai (one of the 420+ cities worldwide with a local chapter), talks about how a local community of volunteers sharing their knowledge and experience with new arrivals can help to alleviate loneliness and demystify the acclimation process. 

To learn more about the InterNations and to find a chapter near you, visit them on the web at https://www.internations.org. You can also follow them on social media here:
 
 
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Community 3: IPWS | Amanda Argentieri

Community 3: IPWS | Amanda Argentieri

October 8, 2019

There are many pathways and support networks for people who want to develop themselves professionally while living n their home countries. But what happens when you move overseas? Where do you turn for mentoring? Who can call out the pitfalls and obstacles as you try to advance your career? Amanda Argentieri, President of the International Professional Women's Society (IPWS) talks about her work leading a volunteer-run platform for dynamic women with diverse professional backgrounds to help them connect through events that build networks, foster personal growth, and enable professional development.

To learn more about IPWS, visit their webiste: https://ipwsconnect.com/. You can also follow them on all of the platforms:
 
 
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Community 2: Lean In | Roberta Basso

Community 2: Lean In | Roberta Basso

October 1, 2019

This week we're discussing women in leadership with Roberta Basso, International Manager for Lean In China. She traces her path from Southern Italy to the Netherlands to China, where she found herself as the only woman on a team of engineers in the industrial sector, and then again in the software industry. So how do you find your way as an expat when you're a minority (foreigner) within a minority (a woman), dealing prejudice and assimilation issues? She talks about the tools that the Lean In community gave her to succeed in her career, and how being able to find a place within a supportive network empowered her with a sense of purpose- namely, helping the next generation of women leaders and making sure that men are included in conversations about issues around gender and equity in the workplace.

To learn more about the Lean In and to find a Circle near you, visit them on the web at  https://leanin.org/. You can also follow them on social media here:
 
 
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