Grassroots Approaches to Women's Economic Empowerment
Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Around the world more than 2.5 billion people live in grinding poverty on less than $2 a day. Yet, multiple programs have shown that investing in the earning power of women yields large benefits in terms of family income and community well-being. When women earn, everyone benefits. Our speakers represent three non-profits with successful programs supporting women to help their families and communities escape poverty. In addition to learning about their programs, a showcase of products will give you an opportunity to find unique gifts, just in time for the holidays.
- Conor French, Chief Executive Officer of Indego Africa, working with women’s artisan cooperatives in Rwanda
- Erika Vohman, Founder of The Maya Nut Institute, working with women living in the rainforests of Central and South America
- Quynh-Anh McMahan, Co-founder of The Community Cloth, working with refugee women artisans in Houston
- Moderator, Carolyn Watson, VP of Global Philanthropy, JP Morgan Chase Foundation
6:00-6:30 Networking and Shopping
6:30-7:45 Panel discussion
7:45-8:00 Networking and Shopping
Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, find unique gifts among the products created by women artisans, and discover other ways to support these causes.
Parking Note - Garage parking is $5 if you say you will be visiting the Center Club. Street parking is free after 6PM