“Women can be a powerful force for positive change”
May 23, 2018, New York City - The China-US Women's Foundation (CUSWF), a not-for-profit organization with offices in New York and Shanghai, called for closer ties between women in China and the US in order to be a catalyst for positive change. At an inaugural summit, speakers discussed how latest technologies like femtech and big data are helping women in China and the US to achieve their potential.
CUSWF Executive Director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt said, “To counter the negativity and toxic stress in international relations today, the China-US Women’s Foundation is working to improve the lives of women through various initiatives. We aim to achieve tangible results in the areas of social health, arts, gender equality and education (SAGE). As we make progress both men and women benefit.”
At the Summit, new initiatives were announced in areas including job training, clean energy promotion, health and wellness, impact investing and cultural exchanges.
The China-US Women’s Foundation has committed to a SAGE approach including:
S (Social Medicine): Foster conditions for a healthier society by improving social and economic conditions. Engage in dialogue about how women in China and the US cope with disease and chronic pain to find environmental as well as medical solutions.
A (Arts): Promote culturally diverse programs within communities to enhance creativity, diversity and multiculturalism. The Foundation is promoting the world premiere of an ancient Chinese drama entitled ‘Where is My Maple Town’ which will be performed off Broadway from August 24 thru September 2.
G (Gender equality)：Support efforts to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women. Engage in conversations with various constituencies in China and the US, both men and women, to accelerate progress in meeting women’s needs. The China-US Women’s Foundation is actively involved with the region of Guizhou to raise standards of living and education.
E (Education)：Provide opportunities for training and learning new skills to allow girls and women to achieve their potential. Improving girls' educational levels dramatically improves their health and economic future, which in turn improves the prospects of their entire community.
Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt concluded, As a famous Chinese Proverb says, ‘It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.’ Women working together can illuminate the entire world.”
For more information please visit the China-US Women’s Foundation website: www.cuswf.org.