Our Partners

Our Alliance Partner

It is our honor and pleasure to announce that Enactus China is now our new Alliance partner. GWC and Enactus China will dedicate to provide a platform for connecting graduated students and commercial leaders, as well as an opportunity for their female alumnus to learn and get inspired through our GWC programs such as Global Mentoring Program, Gemstone W Circle, etc.

Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.  Globally, Enactus works with 1600 active universities in 36 countries which involve more than 70,000 student participants and is supported by 550 leading companies and business leaders. Founded in 2002, Enactus China is a priority country for the future growth of the Enactus Organization, and has grown to 242 active universities with approximately 15,000 student participants.

Glass Elevator is our first Alliance Partner which supporting GWC in the very early stage. Glass Elevator is willing to invite their C-level women executives from Australia as our Diamond Mentors. We work together aim to provide useful guidance for our mentees in order to better manage their professional challenges.

Powerful voices around the world continue to insist that women must be given an equal opportunity to contribute to communities and economies. The discussion is no longer about equity alone. The data has proven that for better outcomes, women must be present in greater numbers in leadership and decision-making roles.

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WILL Forum India is our first Alliance Partner which encouraging the creation of GWC in the beginning. Ms. Poonam Barua, Founder Chairman of WILL Forum India has provided GWC many practical and useful advice for the newly set-up. Ms. Barus is now one of our Board of Advis0rs.

The “Forum for Women in Leadership”, WILL Forum India– is a unique and deeply committed mandate that will bring together senior women executives in leadership positions from across corporate India for an open dialogue on their aspirations, opportunities, nurturing mind-sets, mentoring and harnessing the rewards of collective thinking for improving the workplace in the coming years.

Our Corporate Partner


GWC is glad to announce Infosys Greater China as our first Corporate Partner.  Infosys is the world’s leading IT consulting and IT services company, we are honor and will work with Infosys China closely to support the women leadership development within their organization through our Gemstone W Circle global mentoring program.

Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology, and outsourcing and next-generation services. We enable clients in more than 50 countries to outperform the competition and stay ahead of the innovation curve. With US$9.02 bn in LTM Q2 FY16 revenues and 187,000+ employees, we are helping enterprises renew themselves while also creating new avenues to generate value. We provide enterprises with strategic insights on what lies ahead. We help enterprises transform and thrive in a changing world through strategic consulting, operational leadership, and the co-creation of breakthrough solutions, including those in mobility, sustainability, big data, and cloud computing.

Our Supporting partners

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Our Legal Advisor


Swartz, Binnersley & Associates is a Hong Kong law firm boasting comprehensive corporate and dispute practices. Its partners have over 40 years of combined experience serving clients locally and globally. The Firm is committed to supporting start-ups through to large international companies.

The Firm delivers comprehensive and clear-cut advice with corporate and disputes teams supporting clients in a range of industries, from event management companies, to casinos, to licensed and regulated entities and individuals through to telecommunication companies on Hong Kong and cross-border matters. Swartz, Binnersley & Associates is dedicated to giving back to the community, acting as pro bono legal counsel for several s88 approved charities.

For more information visit www.swartzbinnersley.com

Our honorary trainers

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Ms. Donna Burdge is the CEO of Burgeoning Vines Consulting, bringing decades of professional experience in global human resources to corporations ready to transform. Through her use of predictive analytics, organizations can tap into the unique aspects of each employee to optimize their workforce. As a people consultant, Donna delivers fast end-to-end solutions through leadership coaching, team building, mentoring and organizational strategy.

Donna is a past global director of human resources for Sandvik Mining where she built a culture of engagement, agility and motivation throughout the leadership and workforce in a global setting.  Her experience in human resources in both the public and private sectors which includes the University of Florida, Nova Southeastern University, Southern Methodist University and Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Corporation.  Her passion for employee development has led to awards such as the Davis Productivity Award, Manager of the Future and was appointed Board Member on the Florida’s Workforce Board.

Donna Burdge holds a BA in Psychology from Florida State University and a Master’s in Human Resources, with honors, from Nova Southeastern University.  She lives in Florida with her husband and beloved Labrador.  Her son is a rising sophomore at The George Washington University, in Washington D.C.

Her passion is to enrich the lives of individuals, by using a set of practices and philosophies that build better organizations which ultimately creates a more caring, motivated and engaged world.

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Dr Sophia Zhao is a Senior Research Faculty at Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). Based in CCL's APAC office in Singapore, Dr Sophia Zhao serves as a researcher, coach, facilitator and trainer. She is a core member of the CCL® Asian Women Initiative and Network (AWIN) team that focuses on empowering women’s and girls’ leadership development. She is passionate to support individuals to find and live with their life purpose.   

Sophia has published more than 20 academic journal papers, research reports, white papers and media articles. She is an associate faculty in Singapore University of Social Science, and a guest lecturer at Beijing Normal University. 

Sophia is certified in Influence Style IndicatorTM, WorkPlace Big Five ProfileTM, CCL Benchmarks® 360 Assessment Suite and CCL Youth Leadership Toolkit.  She is also a certified consultant by Polarity PartnershipsTM and a Co-Active® Coach.