The Egon Zehnder Leaders & Daughters event in Shanghai convened some 30 senior executives and their teenaged daughters at the Peace Hotel, located at the famous Bund promenade, on March 8th. The leaders were mothers and fathers who occupied top management roles in Greater China for some of the world’s leading companies. Their careers spanned decades in diverse sectors such as consulting, investment and financial services, hospitality, pharmaceuticals and fast-moving consumer goods. Meanwhile, the daughters were still in middle and high school and eager to discover how their lives would unfold. The gathering provided a great opportunity for both generations to come together for a candid conversation about life’s important values and how the next generation can begin to think about their future. These are their stories.