Spring 2013

Young Lotus Circle Inaugural Event

Young Lotus Circle members Amanda Young Shortall, Lin Jamison, and Tania Das.

The Young Lotus Circle held its inaugural event, generously sponsored by Lin and Stephen Jamison, on March 7 at Soho Photo Gallery in New York City. Despite a looming snow storm, about 50 young professionals turned out to mingle, network, and learn about The Asia Foundation’s anti-trafficking programs from Women’s Empowerment Program Associate Director Kate Francis. The Young Lotus Circle is a diverse group of committed young professionals working together, and alongside The Asia Foundation’s Lotus Circle, to empower women and girls across Asia. Through social events, discussions, and fundraisers, The Young Lotus Circle aims to improve the social, economic, and political opportunities of women and girls to strengthen societies in developing Asia.