On May 23, an exciting event called “Leaning In: Balance and Success for Women” was held at the Shenzhen Parent Information Center of Whittle School & Studios. The purpose of the gathering was to foster an in-depth conversation about self-worth, encouraging attendees to discover themselves, pursue excellence, create positive changes in their own families and in society, and flourish in their own stage of life.
Whittle School & Studies invited four outstanding women to lead the conversation: Lena Gidwani, editor in chief of the English-language magazine Urban Family; Shi Lan, founder and CEO of the Y-CITY Global Innovation Institute and executive secretary of the China Education 30 Forum; Wang Xia, founder of Shenzhen Mast STEM Academy; and Claire Yang, member of the Hong Kong and Macao Committee of the Shaanxi Provincial Political Consultative Conference and founder and chairman of Clearwater Valley Limited.
During the event, our four guests shared inspiring, real-life stories about the education of their own children. They reflected on various questions: How do you help children develop good study habits while maintaining their curiosity and thirst for knowledge? How do you build a child’s self-confidence while encouraging them to make an objective assessment of their abilities? How do you make children understand the importance of persistence, encourage them to learn from failure, adjust their mentality, and never stop? In turn, audience members continued the conversation with thoughtful questions and commentary.
This was one of the Whittle Talks series of public-interest events. While providing quality education to families around the world, Whittle School & Studios also hopes to share educational resources with the greater community and fulfill its social responsibilities to society. From time to time, Whittle School & Studios will hold public-interest education forums to discuss educational issues with people from all walks of life who care about education, to look for and implement educational best practices, and to jointly pioneer a new era of education.