Grassroots Approaches to Women's Economic Empowerment

Houston, TX

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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.

      Event Speakers

  • 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


 Event Schedule


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