Podbabes is a new community and podcast started in Shanghai, China by Michelle Ibarra. The goal is to spread info and knowledge about women who live, love and create podcasts in the land of the dragon.

Community organizer Michelle Ibarra interviews the ladies from the Podcast Uncorked, a pod dedicated to highlighting the lives of Meghan and Kitso as they navigate and discuss their expat lifestyle in Shanghai, China. 

The ladies discuss their new podcast and their roots and why they came to China. They also dive into the future of Uncorked.

At the first podbabes meetup, Meghan and Kitso hosted and talked to listeners about their new adventure and how and why they started Uncorked

The next Podbabes meetup is July 2nd in Shanghai! Contact MichelleyIbarra on WeChat to join the club!

Follow Uncorked on iTunes, Spotify, Instagram & Twitter!

China is a big, crazy place! Especially as most Western social media is only accessible with a VPN service. We have got you covered though. GGI Asia & Oceania Regional Manager, Michelle Ibarra has gotten together with the GGI Shanghai crew to talk about all of the apps needed to survive the Middle Kingdom.

 From social messaging, WeChat is king and will be the best app for you and all of your family to download before you leave to stay in contact!

 It is also the electronic payment system, shopping, maps, and news source amongst many other things. It is the super app of China!

 Don't make the mistake of visiting China without downloading these as life will be a pain when you can't use Google maps, Facebook, or Instagram to help you navigate what to do and how to get around. 

Michelle was interviewed by China Business Cast before she took the stage at China’s largest WeChat Conference in English n 2017.


  • How WeChat communities get started

  • How Michelle started a group during an event

  • Question: Are you the manager in each group?

  • Tips on rules within the group

  • Question for Michelle: Do you verify and approve each person who joins each group?

  • What the questionnaire form is for members wanting to join

  • Do Michelle’s groups generate income or not

  • Michelle shares her process of checking the WeChat groups

  • How the WeChat groups are structured

  • Names and categories of the WeChat communities

  • Question: What other platforms are there?

  • Question: Has there been any negative incidents in one of your groups?

  • Tips for people wanting to start their own WeChat groups

  • How people can connect with Michelle Ibarra