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Community 10: LinkedIn Local | Tamar Hela

Community 10: LinkedIn Local | Tamar Hela

November 26, 2019

Co-President of the Shanghai chapter of LinkedIn Local, Tamar Hela has been living overseas since she was 23. After studying in Spain and starting her own business, she spent time as a digital nomad, eventually making a swing back to her home in California where she switched to teaching and then made the move over to China. A training session on how to optimize your LinkedIn profile led her to discover LinkedIn Local, which is the longest-running campaign on the platform. Conceived as a way to help people bring their online connections into the real world, it boasts chapters in over 600 cities across more than 90 countries. Through offline events it helps people learn about "the person behind the profile" and build deeper, lasting relationships. Getting involved can be an incredibly powerful way to jump-start a person's professional network, as Tamar discovered when hers quickly "quadrupled" after she joined!

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Community 9: Startup Grind, Part 2 | Rebecca Liang

Community 9: Startup Grind, Part 2 | Rebecca Liang

November 19, 2019

Originally from Hefei, China, Rebecca Liang migrated to Shanghai where she became an entrepreneur. And then her company failed spectacularly. She was jobless, homeless and went through a bad breakup. Rebecca walks us through the story of her first venture, how it seemed like a cant-miss opportunity, and then how, in the aftermath, the Startup Grind community, along with the entrepreneurs that she worked with in her subsequent job at WeWork, gave her support and mentorship that was more valuable than an MBA program. Now, as the Lead of WeWork Labs in Shanghai and Co-director of the local Startup Grind chapter, she pays that support forward by helping new entrepreneurs navigate the local startup ecosystem and find success.

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Community 8: Startup Grind, Part 1 | Sabrina Benioudren

Community 8: Startup Grind, Part 1 | Sabrina Benioudren

November 12, 2019

With a presence in 600 cities across 125 countries, and boasting over 2 million members, for entrepreneurs in the tech space, or anyone who is interested in the tech industry, Google-supported Startup Grind is a great way to no only meet like-minded people, but to help get plugged in to the local startup ecosystem wherever you are. Sabrina Benioudren, founder of the student chapter at Renmin University, and Co-director of the Beijing chapter, says that while Google takes a mostly hands-off approach when it comes to local chapters - especially chapters in China - they do provide a platform for their activities. This provides communities with visibility for their offline events, as well as operational infrastructure; and the company's values offer a framework that they can operate within. For people on the ground, this means that chapters are organized with the aim of empowering members to help others before they help themselves, and to make real friendships instead of just making contacts.

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Community 7: Rotary International | Rita Malvone

Community 7: Rotary International | Rita Malvone

November 5, 2019

Everyone who moves overseas needs community, but some of us are looking for more than just camaraderie and fellowship. Rita Malvone is one of those folks. For people like her who want to dig deeper into the place where they live and who want to give back, Rotary Club has just what you're looking for. As Rita explains, people who get involved in Rotary's service projects find their lives enriched in incredibly fulfilling ways, AND that they're a part of a global network of like-minded people who are committed to making the world a better place!

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