Women Funded 2017: Tools for Turbulent Times

Event: September 6-8, 2017, San Francisco

The Park Central Hotel
50 Third Street, San Francisco, CA

The Asia Foundation is proud to be a co-sponsor of the three-day Women’s Funding Network conference.

Join 300 women’s fund and foundation leaders, corporate foundations investing in economic security, senior executives of diversity and inclusion initiatives, and issue experts from around the world to get the tools needed to advocate for women and girls.

Woman-owned business in Bangladesh. Photo: Geoffrey Hiller

Featuring workshops with Asia Foundation experts:

Women at the Frontlines: Addressing Violence, Advancing Peace and Security in Asia
Thursday, September 7, 2017 | 10:45 am

Gender norms feed into a culture of violence everywhere. Hear from a panel that includes Jane Sloane, The Asia Foundation’s director of Women’s Empowerment, how women are addressing violence and advancing peace and security in Asia, and of the work to transform gender norms in the region.

Poor ≠ Powerless
Thursday, September 7, 2017 | 1:45 pm

Sofia Shakil, The Asia Foundation’s Pakistan country representative, co-leads a workshop on successfully training thousands of women to become neighborhood leaders. From immigrants in the U.S., to survivors of violence in Pakistan, they are increasing civic participation, access to essential services, and the health and well-being of entire communities.

Innovation in Action
Friday, September 8, 2017 | 10:00 am

Lucy Lee of Goldman Sachs and The Asia Foundation’s Bay Area Lotus Circle Convener joins four other leaders to highlight new programs to massively shift the worlds of girls’ sports, women’s entrepreneurship, fundraising and tech.

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