New York, New York, October 11, 2013 — On September 24, Asia Foundation Trustee and Lotus Circle Advisor Missie Rennie hosted a trunk show at fashion designer Lyn Devon’s Manhattan showroom to benefit The Asia Foundation’s Women’s Empowerment Program. The all-day event gathered guests including Asia Foundation Trustee and Lotus Circle Advisor Masako H. Shinn and Young Lotus Circle co-founder Lin Jamison, and Lotus Circle supporters Dailey Pattee, Barbara Georgescu, Rose-Lee Reinhard, Ann Kinney, Nathalie Comfort, Constance Spahn, Karen McDonald, Emily McLellan, and Elizabeth Paul to support the advancement of women and girls across Asia.
“We are delighted to work with Lyn Devon,” said Asia Foundation Trustee and Lotus Circle Advisor Missie Rennie on partnering with the fashion designer on the event. “As a young woman who has started her own business, Lyn has the spirit, the creativity and the focus we strive to support through the Lotus Circle.”
Designer Lyn Devon shared her enthusiasm for working with the Lotus Circle and supporting The Asia Foundation’s Women’s Empowerment Program. “Female empowerment is an issue that resonates with every woman making her way in the world,” Devon says. “As a female entrepreneur working with and for women, I am thrilled to partner with the Lotus Circle to support a program that helps women achieve their goals and creates opportunities that otherwise might not have been there.”
View a slideshow of event photos. The Lotus Circle is a community of committed individuals working together to empower girls and women across Asia through the Women’s Empowerment Program. Read more about the Lotus Circle and the Foundation’s Women’s Empowerment Program. For media inquiries, please visit the Press Room.