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Expats gather for women’s Day


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 Guests talk with Sebastien Bourgeois (L), international strategy director for French nonprofit IRNGO, which benefits orphans and children with disabilities, at Friday’s Women’s Day event at Marco Polo Shenzhen.Sun Yuchen


MORE than 100 female expats from local social groups, companies and communities gathered at a luncheon at Marco Polo Shenzhen on Friday as part of the city’s International Women’s Day celebrations.

Speakers included Hilary K. Robie, architecture design director of AECOM Shenzhen; Betty Jin, of U.S. taxi-hailing and ride-sharing startup Uber; and Heidi Olson, executive director of Sunshine Academy. They talked about their work, daily lives and cultural experiences.

“It’s great to take a rocket to the moon, but the really hard thing we do every day is put our family first,” Robie said. “Women are in a unique position (regarding) family and society.”

Chinese-American Jin, who was born in Shanghai and raised in the United States, moved to Shenzhen last year to run Uber’s local office. She talked about her frustrations with China’s societal expectation that women get married “before getting old.”

“Some Chinese call single women older than 27 ‘leftover women.’ They ask how women who focus on their career and work in different cities can find boyfriends,” Jin said. “I think it is a personal choice for women.”

At a fashion show performed by some of the guests, image consultant Malini Hemlani of Color Me Beautiful shared her knowledge of colors, makeup and styles for women. “Personality decides your style. Each woman has her unique traits and should be comfortable with her body image,” Hemlani said.

The International Women’s Day gathering was hosted by BSV Events & Publications. A portion of the ticket proceeds will be given to Captivating International, to help fund a charitable mission in western China to help women and children receive medical care and education. Several expat jewelry and clothing seller, as well as charity organizations, set up booths at the event for charity sales.


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CARITATIF SHENZHEN – Vins français, tapas et loterie pour découvrir et soutenir l’action d’IRNGO


IRNGO, International Recycling Non Government Organization est une association loi 1901 créée en septembre 2012, dans le but d'effectuer des actions solidaires et charitables auprès des communautés (principalement les enfants). Les 9 membres fondateurs se sont donnés pour mission de collecter les excédents de l'activité mondiale afin de les offrir lors d’événements caritatifs destinés aux plus démunis - principalement pour les enfants. Basée en France (Yvelines), l’association intervient pour le moment principalement en Chine et en France où elle met en place des contrats non profitables avec des sociétés et organisations étrangères en Chine.

L’association organise un événement à Shenzhen samedi 16 mars de 18h à 21h pour se faire connaitre, développer son réseau d’adhérents et de partenaires.

SM ( mercredi 13 mars 2013

Informations pratiques :
Soirée dégustation de vins français, tapas espagnols et loterie
Date : 16 mars 2013 de 18h à 21h
Entrée : don d’un jouet ou 100 RMB reversés au fonds de l’Association
Lieu : Shenzhen PRC, chez Sense of Wine
Adresse (English/Pinyin):
Goût, A-H and 25-27, 1st Floor, Block C, Sai Geyuan, Huanchang South Road, Futian District, Shenzhen
深圳市福田区华强南路赛格苑C座3栋1层25-27轴与A-H, Goût尚味
Tél: +86 755 25872192

Lien association IRNGO :

Shenzhen Party : IRNGO Fundraising




What is IRNGO ? ( – Follow us)IRNGO (International Recycling Non Government Organization) is registered under the 1901 French law as a non-profit association
The global target of IRNGO is to give back to people in need (through charity), the products that they cannot afford but which are commonly used by most of us. 
We collect the excess of the global market and then we redistribute it to orphanages, non governmental organizations, schools for disabled children, etc... 
Our mission is local - all the goods collected are distributed in the local area of our activities. That is why we plan to expand to worldwide presence.
About the fund raising events?
The next 16th of March 2013 we will organize the first fund raising event for the association in China.We already have partners supporting us with the place, food, drinks, … The event will be located in Huaquiang South road深圳市福田区华强南路赛格苑 : Sense of Wine - French wine shop. What about the fund raising?
IRNGO will be happy to introduce to you our charity works and development, so please come to enjoy with us and support our association in our mission. The entry will just cost you a brand new toy or a participation of 100 RMB (for the association) and we will all enjoy between 6pm to 8pm a French wine testing, Mediterranean tapas food, and the luckiest of you will win in our prestigious lucky draw.** For your reservation, please Contact :  Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.  or Call +86 13728790973 (English preferred)

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