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The Second Annual Lotus Leadership Awards Luncheon

11:30 a.m. Reception
12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. Seated Luncheon and Program
The Loeb Central Park Boathouse
East 72nd Street & Park Drive North
New York City
To RSVP: Please visit or email Karen Hershey at

The Lotus Leadership Awards recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that have made major contributions to the well-being of women and their communities in Asia. The program will highlight some of our Women’s Empowerment Programs that are transforming the lives of disadvantaged women and girls throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Proceeds of the luncheon are used to fund cutting-edge projects to empower disadvantaged women and girls in 17 countries across the Asia-Pacific region.

This year, the Lotus Circle is pleased to honor and celebrate our 10-year partnership with the National Geographic Society. Together, over the last decade, The Asia Foundation and the National Geographic Society have made large-scale improvements to girls’ schools that have impacted the lives of thousands of Afghan girls, their families, and their communities – with benefits that will last for generations to come. We are also proud to honor Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, Founder and Executive Director of the Afghan Institute of Learning and an Asia Foundation partner, for her groundbreaking and visionary work empowering communities to bring education and health services to disenfranchised Afghan women and girls. This Luncheon is made possible with the generous support of our Lotus Circle Advisors.

Luncheon Chair
Ida Liu

Luncheon Vice Chairs
Carol Rattray
Missie Rennie*
Masako Shinn*
Victoria Callen
Gina Lin Chu*
Winnie C. Feng
Jared Frost*
Michael Green
Adrienne Halper
Victoria Johnson
Meredith Ludlow
Carol Lyden
Nobuko Sakurai
Mary Slawson
Alice Young*

*Board Trustee of The Asia Foundation

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