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China-U.S. Women's Foundation

Building bridges to create new opportunities -- the power of women working together opens doors for positive change.

Our Mission 关于我们

CUSWF focuses on the SAGE initiatives of (S)ocial Medicine, (A)rts, (G)ender Equality and (E)ducation, bringing together women in China and the U.S. to achieve their potential.

金会秉持着联合国可持续发展目标为基础, 通过关爱女性健康,鼓励女性敢于追求美,支持女性创业来帮助中美女性实现更高的(

Help Girls and Women to Flourish

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our Sage initiative goals to improve conditions for women and girls and help them and their families to thrive.

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Our Partners

The China Institute
Pearl S. Buck International
WCE2020 14th World Congress on Endometriosis
The Jed Foundation for mental health and wellness
The Women's Foundation of Hong Kong
South China Morning Post partners with CUSWF.
The Asia Society
SoGal largest global platform for education and empowerment of diverse entrepreneurs and investors.

Why Do You Support the China-U.S. Women's Foundation?

"It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness." Share with us your passion to help make the world a better place. Women working together can illuminate the world. Learn more about Philanthropy is Me. 

Join our Philanthropy Is Me Community

Philanthropy is the desire to promote the welfare of others and is one of the most joyful experiences in life.  Join our growing community to help make a difference.

Each month CUSWF presents profiles of some of our philanthropists as part of our CUSWF Philanthropy is Me  program.   

We invite you to share with others why you support CUSWF. Find out more about Philanthropy is Me

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Yicai Global New York Autumn Forum moderated by Susan Yuqing Feng

Future of Global Economies and Financial Markets

NEW YORK, October 21, 2019 -- CUSWF joined the Yicai Global New York Autumn Forum for their always fascinating panels of experts moderated by CUSWF board member Susan Yuqing Feng on the Future of Global Economies and Financial Markets at the Harvard Club.

Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt, Rebecca Fannin, author Tech Titans of China, and Mingyi Xu

The Secrets of China's Tech Titans

 NEW YORK, September 23, 2019  -- China Institute presented an informative talk on China’s emerging tech winners.  Rebecca Fannin, founder of Silicon Dragon and author of Tech Titans of China, and Wei Jiang, Managing Partner, Momentor Ventures, explore China’s biggest tech successes, the challenges entrepreneurs face, and the country’s enormous high-tech ambitions.


Rebecca A. Fannin is a leading expert on global innovation. As a technology writer, author and media entrepreneur, she began her career as a journalist covering venture capital from Silicon Valley. Rebecca’s career has taken her to the world’s leading hubs of tech innovation, and her articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company and Inc.  

Rebecca’s first book, Silicon Dragon: How China is Winning the Tech Race (McGraw-Hill 2008), profiled Jack Ma of Alibaba and Robin Li of Baidu, and she has followed these Chinese tech titans ever since. Her second book, Startup Asia (Wiley 2011), explored how India is the next up and comer, which again predicted a leading-edge trend.  In 2010, she formed media and events platform Silicon Dragon Ventures, which publishes a weekly e-newsletter, produces videos and podcasts, and programs and produces events annually in innovation hubs globally. 

CUSWF's executive director Leslie Wolf- Creutzfeldt and board member Mingyi Xu welcome author Rebecca Fannin at the China institute reception.

Read Ms Fannin's latest book

 Her new book, Tech Titans of China : How China's Tech Sector Is Challenging the World by Innovating Faster, Working Harder, and Going Global, is available. ( 2019). 

Taoray Taoray SSS2020  inspired by Yi embroidery Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeld, Lisa Faith Phillips

CUSWF Supports Women Designers from China

Taoray Wang's Spring Summer 2020 Collections at New York Fashion Week

On September 7th, 2019 designer Wang Tao brought her beautiful TAORAY WANG Spring Summer 2020 collection to New York Fashion Week.



The Taoray Wang Spring Summer 2020 designs capture feminine beauty and strength in a stunning collection, featuring tailored suits in sheer mint greens, oversized sleeves with jewel embellishments, black lace, and monochormatic prints.

Guests included: Conor Kennedy, Fern Mallis, Derek Warbourton, Indira Cesarine,

Stephanie Hollman, Julie Mintz, Consuelo Costin Vanderbilt, Nika King, and Valerie Steele.

taoray taoray x Yi's Embroidery, Chuxiong x New York

 On September 11th 2019, Wang Tao presented her innovative new contemporary collection taoray taoray for men and women at New York Fashion Week to rave reviews! A unique melding of traditional Yi embroidery and cutting-edge fabrics and design its ideal for the young fashionista.

 Season after season, Taoray Wang strives to break the rules in design, creating an image of exquisite female leadership. 

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 The women’s suit is a Tao signature, and she has made it a staple in modern women’s wardrobes. Contrary to tradition of the suit masking femininity, the designer considers it a fashion statement that exudes the charm and power of women. 

Latest News

Financial Literacy Leads to Financial Wellness


In November, as part of our education component of the SAGE initiative, we will include financial literacy information that will empower women to take control of their finances.  In this way, women can be more resilient and better able to handle challenges.  Issues like pay disparity, glass ceilings, parental leave, etc. need to be addressed both through laws but also by arming ourselves with knowledge and a support system. 

China-U.S. Collaboration in Publishing

CDO Lisa Faith Phillips shared innovation process at Strategic Planning and Change Management

NEW YORK, October 23, 2019 -- CUSWF's CDO Lisa Faith Phillips was honored to be invited to present on the latest innovations in media as part of the Strategic Planning and Change Management for Publishers conference.  

She shared the steps of how to build successful innovation processes with visiting Chinese publishers at the SUNY Global Media Center.

Lifelong Learning to Enhance your Life

Lifelong learning at China-U.S. Women's Foudnation

Happy Autumn! With students returning to school, we wanted to share with you some thoughts about our commitment to lifelong learning. Our SAGE Initiative (Social Medicine, Arts, Gender Equality and Education) continues to inform our strategies and activities and we see lifelong learning as a proven means of opening doors and increasing opportunity.  

CUSWF Supports CEIBS Forum

Leslie Wolf-Creuzfeldt, Prof Byron Lee, CEIBS, Mingyi Xu, Chunyee Wong Miot, Lisa Faith Phillips

NEW YORK, August 11, 2019 -- CUSWF was inspired by The China Europe International Business School forum on digital opportunities in China. 

Here with CEIBS Professor Byron Y. Lee who presented an exciting overview of the dynamic growth of digital and AI in China.  From case-studies we learned how students and executives can study at this top-ranked business school in Shanghai to explore the exploding digital market opportunities.

China Institute Panel on Tech Future

CUSWF's Mingyi Xu, Chunyee Wong Miot, CPA and CDO Lisa Faith Phillips at China Institute

NEW YORK, August 1, 2019 -- CUSWF attended China Institute's informative panel discussion on U.S.-China Tech Battle. Andy Purdy, Chief Security Officer, Huawei Technologies USA, and U.S. security and tech experts discussed U.S.-China tech competition, the race for 5G, and the current U.S. government policy on Huawei Technologies, the world’s largest telecom equipment maker and China’s largest telephone-network equipment maker.

CUSWF Film Society Moved by Powerful Documentary


NEW YORK, June 19, 2019 -- CUSWF friends and supports attended China Institute's screening of Out of Phoenix Bridge,  the groundbreaking documentary from Li Hong, China’s first independent female documentary film-makers. 

 The film follows two years in the lives of four young women from the countryside who come to Beijing for jobs. In interviews and intimate footage, Hong elicits remarkably candid and complex testimony from her subjects as they frankly discuss their work, pressures from home, and experiences with men. A remarkable achievement, this touching film is a fascinating look at the lives of women whose experiences are rarely explored.

CUSWF and Dr. Tia Powell on Aging Well and with Wisdom

Dr Tia Powell talks about her powerful new book Dementia Reimagined

NEW YORK, May 14, 2019 --   

The China-U.S. Women's Foundation welcomed Dr. Tia Powell to a special event at CUSWF to talk about her excellent new book Dementia Remagined. 

A special combination of smart, intimate writing that draws you in from the first pages as it moves from her powerful personal story through a riveting overview of the history and science of dementia and finally what we can do to create a better future for us and our loved ones as we all face this aging issue that will affect 50% of people 85 and over.

Join our CUSWF Conferences

CUSWF Networking and Knowledge


Networking and sharing information are key priorities for CUSWF.  We'll be sharing here all of the exciting conferences that we are putting together with you in mind.  

You will be invited to join CUSWF for special forums about technology, health, education and the arts. 

Education and discussion make us stronger together!

Global Communication Strategy


SHANGHAI, June 25, 2019 --  Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt, CUSWF's Executive Director, spoke at the Global Communication Strategy forum in Shanghai on June 25th.

Bringing together international communication and business leaders, this one-day forum presented the latest in global investor relations in the changing global economy.

 For more information, contact Leslie at leslie@cuswf.org

Digital Publishing Summit, Paris

Lisa Faith Phllips speaks on Audio Revolution at the Digital Publishing Summit Paris

PARIS, June 25, 2019 -- Our CDO Lisa Faith Phillips spoke on The Audio Revolution at the Digital Publishing Summit in Paris.  

Sponsored by the European Digital Reading Lab (EDRLab)  and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C),  Lisa was honored to speak about the power and importance of the spoken word and storytelling for education and literacy.

The Digital Publishing Summit took place in Paris, France on June 25-26, 2019.


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CUSWF Partners with New York Times China

Ching-Ching Ni, Editor-in-Chief, NY Times China, and Lisa Faith Phillips, CDO, CUSWF

BEIJING, April -- Lisa Faith Phillips, CUSWF’s Chief Development Officer, reconnected with her friend Ching-Ching Ni, editor-in-chief of the New York Times China, to discuss how we can build bridges together.  We are excited to share the New York Times Chinese brief. Check out the highlights of the New York Times bilingual versions.


You can follow Ching-Ching on Twitter @ccni.

CUSWF Partners with The Women's Foundation of Hong Kong

Juliette Li, CUSWF Lisa Faith Phillips, TWFHK Fiona Nott

HONG KONG, April 27, 2019 -- Fiona Nott, CEO of The Women's Foundation of Hong Kong, and CUSWF Chief Development Officer Lisa Faith Phillips discuss ways our two organizations can work together to help women and girls to reach their potential.

CUSWF Announces New Partnership with People's Daily

CUSWF partners with People's Daily in Beijing

BEIJING, April 22, 2019 -- CUSWF Chief Development Officer Lisa Faith Phillips meets with Chairwoman Kuo at People's Daily offices in Beijing to discuss the importance of harmonious collaboration between our two organizations.

Friendship through Calligraphy at the United Nations

United Nations on April 25th, Master Wang calligraphy master

NEW YORK, April 25, 2019 -- CUSWF senior advisor, Mingyi Xu, organized a calligraphy exhibit of Master Wang Lianghu at the United Nations on April 25th. Master Wang came to the United States to form ties through calligraphy about harmony, seasons, dreams and friendship. 

SymposiumX - Financial Innovation on the Web


NEW YORK, April 23, 2019  -- SymposiumX, organized by FortuneTimes Group (FTG) and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), brought together industry thought-leaders to discuss the latest in building the next generation of emerging  technologies and standards for financial innovation

CUSWF Welcomes Our Fashion Ambassador Carina Jiang

Carina Jiang, Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt, ED, Lisa Faith Phillips, CDO CUSWF

NEW YORK, April 2019 -- CUSWF is delighted to announce that Carina Jiang, MBA, fashion model and style expert, has joined our CUSWF team as fashion ambassador.  

Our first event together was the inspiring China Institute 2019 Fashion Design Competition 

Dr Tia Powell and author Ann Hedreen

A Conversation with Tia Powell, MD, and Ann Hedreen

A special CUSWF interview in our health and wellness series

CUSWF invited Ann Hedreen, a writer, filmmaker and teacher, to interview Tia Powell, MD, Director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics, about Tia's new book Dementia Reimagined: Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End

In the following piece by Ann Hedreen, she and Tia share meaningful insights and further elucidate a challenging topic. We welcome feedback and personal stories from our readers.

Ten years from now, every single Baby Boomer in the United States will have turned 65, and we’ll account for 20 percent of the population, outnumbering children for the first time in U.S. history. China is aging even faster: the World Health organization estimates that in the next twenty years, the number of people 60 or older will more than double, reaching 28 percent. Many of us will be healthy and vibrant in our old age, even as we manage chronic conditions ranging from cranky knees to heart disease. Some of us will start to worry about our brains. Some of that worrisome short-term memory loss will turn out to be more serious. If we’re lucky enough to reach 85, our chance of living with dementia will likely be 50 percent. And the chance of scientists coming up with a magic pill by the time we need it—one that can prevent, stop or reverse any of the many types of dementia we might encounter—is close to nil.

That’s the bad news. But Dr. Tia Powell wants us to know that there is much we can do besides wring our hands as we face a future that could include a dementia diagnosis for ourselves or for someone we love. In Dementia Reimagined: Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End, Dr. Powell, a professor of psychiatry and bioethics, makes a powerful case for reimagining how we view dementia.

It’s a subject that’s personal for me. I watched my mother live with and eventually die from young-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Like Powell, I am one of six siblings who scrambled to keep up with the demands of our mother’s relentless illness. I wish we’d had Dementia Reimagined in our hands then. I’m glad it’s available now for other families like ours. (Read more)

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Ann's memoir, Her Beautiful Brain, which documented her experience with a mother with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, won a 2016 Next Generation Indie award. Ann’s writing can also be found in and other publications. She is just finishing a second memoir, The Observant Doubter.

Special Donation Offer

Donate $500 for an original painting of your beloved pet

Our latest passionate Philanthropy is Me donor is Betsy Karasik, a gifted painter who lives in Washington, D.C.

Betsy has generously offered to do a charming painting of your beloved pet in exchange for a minimum $500 donation to CUSWF. Contact me, Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt, Executive Director of CUSWF, at leslie@cuswf.org if you would like to commission an original painting.  

SinoVision News

Check out the SinoVision report to hear more about our initiatives at the CUSWF launch event! 


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