Welcome to China-U.S. Women's Foundation 美中妇女基金会

Welcome to China-U.S. Women's Foundation 美中妇女基金会

Welcome to China-U.S. Women's Foundation 美中妇女基金会Welcome to China-U.S. Women's Foundation 美中妇女基金会Welcome to China-U.S. Women's Foundation 美中妇女基金会

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

Our Mission 关于我们

CUSWF is a 501(c)(3) and focuses on the SAGE initiatives of (S)ocial Medicine, (A)rts, (G)ender Equality and (E)ducation to bring women together 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(i

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.  CUSWF is a 501(c)(3). Your donations are tax deductible.

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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.

Join CUSWF COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The China-U.S. Women's Foundation is supporting Wuhan women and their families by sending to China badly needed supplies like face masks and hand sanitizers.  We are working directly with suppliers as well as international organizations.  Please donate below to become a vital part of this relief effort.  Every donation will make a big difference during this time.

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China Institute Presented Never Defeated

Lan Yan, author of The House of Yan, gave a riveting talk about her new book at China Institute.

Lan Yan, author of The House of Yan, Vice Chairman and CEO, Lazard China, taks at China Institute

NEW YORK, January 29, 2020 --  At the China Institute, NYC, Lan Yan, author of The House of Yan, attorney and Vice Chairman and CEO, Lazard China, vividly describes powerful times from her life captured in her memoir, The House of Yan, just published by Harper.

Two Women’s Epic Stories of Struggle and Success in China

 Lan Yan and Yan Mei at China Institute,  interviewed by Dorinda Elliott, on January 29, 2020

 Lan Yan and Yan Mei are two of the most influential businesswomen in China—the former heads Lazard’s operations in Greater China, and the latter oversees Brunswick Group’s advisory work in China. Both hailing from prominent families, they have experienced firsthand the turmoil of China’s history at the political center.  These two business titans shared their stories with Dorinda Elliott, China Institute director of programs, who covered China for Newsweek during the late 1980s. 

Lan Yan's powerful new book is our CUSWF bookclub selection for February


Please join us in reading Lan Yan's compelling memoir The House of Yan, A Family at the Heart of a Century in Chinese History.

China Institute Celebrates Rise of High Fashion in China

Jeremy Willinger, Michelle Song, Charlie Gu, Mary Wang discuss evolving fashion in China.

Jeremy Willinger, Michelle Song, Charlie Gu, Mary Wang, China Institute

NEW YORK, January 27, 2020 --  For Lunar New Year, China Institute screened Yellow is Forbidden, a documentary about famed designer Guo Pei at Westfield mall, bringing influencers and fashion experts  together to discuss how China became a player on the global fashion stage, moderated by China Institute's Jeremy Willinger.

CUSWF's Leslie Wolf Creutzfeldt and Lisa Faith Phillips joined CI's Lunar New Year celebration

CUSWF's Leslie Wolf Creutzfeldt and Lisa Faith Phillips

China Institute offered an array of exciting events for Lunar New Year at Westfield mall. 

Michelle Song, Chinese Canadian fashion PR, influencer and stylist

Michelle Song  Chinese Canadian fashion PR, influencer and stylist based in New York

Michelle Song pointed out how foreign brands need to be more sensitive to Chinese culture.

Yellow is Forbidden Documentary Trailer

In Yellow is Forbidden, we see the emergence of one of China’s top designers, Guo Pei, starting with the dark days when her mother told her yellow was a forbidden color.  

Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt, Lisa Faith Phillips, Mingyi Xu, CUSWF Holiday party 2019

Our Festive Annual Holiday Party 2019

Celebrating a successful year at CUSWF!

On December 20, 2019, CUSWF friends and supporters gathered at the Foundation Building in New York's financial district for our annual holiday party.  

Our Executive Director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt welcomed the guests and gave a moving overview of all that we accomplished this year in support of our SAGE initiatives - in Social Medicine and Wellness, Arts, Gender Equality and Education.  

Dr. Rachel Yager, our Director of Education, shared more highlights of our education work.  

Our Chief Development Officer, Lisa Faith Phillips, led a fun-filled raffle, which awarded hundreds of dollars in prizes, with all the proceeds going to support our important work.

We hope to see you all at our next holiday party!

Latest News

Digital Strategic Planning for the Publishing Industry

Lisa Faith Phillips speaks on digital marketing and innovation at SUNY Global Media Center

  December 13, 2019 -- China is the only country that will have 1.6 billion smartphone subscribers by 2023. Today, it has access to 7.3 million apps in a country that is connected because 98% of China’s Internet users are mobile spending an average of 179.7 minutes per day on the mobile phone. 

Chinese publishers met in New York to learn more about ways to achieve new book awareness, increase lead generation, increase sales revenues, increase website traffic, and improve data quality with related analytics.  Our CDO who spent most of her career as a book publisher and marketer lectures on innovation in digital marketing.  

The Latest Financial Innovations on the Web

Founder and CEO of micropayment platform Coil, Stefan Thomas

November 20, 2019 -- CUSWF supported FortuneTimes Group and the W3C's SymposiumX bringing us the latest on Financial Innovation on the Web.

Founder and CEO of micropayment platform Coil, Stefan Thomas, gave an informative overview of the issues still to be solved to make financial payments with blockchain technology more efficient and how innovations in micropayments will help creators to be paid for their content.

CUSWF and SoGal Helping Women Succeed

SoGal celebration at Macy's 11.20.19

November 20, 2019 -- CUSWF and SoGal members celebrated at their holiday event at Macy's in New York.  Pocket Sun, the 27-year-old co-founder of multi-million dollar VC firm SoGal, wants to better gender dynamics.  

SoGal is the largest global platform for the education and empowerment of diverse entrepreneurs and investors. 

SoGal's mission is to close the diversity gap in entrepreneurship and venture capital.

Modern Love in China: A Screening of China Love

Olivia Martin-McGuire, Modern Love in China: China Love

November 19, 2019 -- China Institute screened the award-winning documentary China Love about the $80 billion pre-wedding photo industry by Australian documentary filmmaker Olivia Martin-McGuire. It was shown as part of a film series on the changing styles of love in China.


Following the screening, she was interviewed by Roseann Lake, a former Beijing correspondent and author of the bestselling book, “Leftover in China: The Women Shaping the World’s Next Superpower.” 

The (Big) Business of Aging in China

Joan Kaufman is the NY–based Senior Director for Academic Programs at Schwarzman Scholars

November 13, 2019 -- An important panel on the business of aging in China at the China Institute. Senior citizens will account for nearly one-fifth of China’s population next year, and a third by 2050. Glenn Hassan, CFO & CBO, CANbridge, Joan Kaufman, China health expert and director for academics, Schwarzman Scholars, and Kevin Xie, president at Fosun Healthcare Holdings will explain how the aging trend is driving a massive shift in China’s economy, straining labor and healthcare resources—and fueling new businesses, from luxurious retirement communities to modern medical providers.

Financial Literacy Leads to Financial Wellness


In November 2019, 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 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

October 23, 2019 -- CUSWF's CDO Lisa Faith Phillips was honored to be invited to present on the latest innovations in media with visiting Chinese publishers as part of the Strategic Planning and Change Management for Publishers conference at the SUNY Global Media Center.  

She shared steps on how to build successful innovation processes, including learning from innovation in related fields and how to include the whole organization to ensure success.  

Future of Global Economies and Financial Markets

Yicai Global New York Autumn Forum moderated by Susan Yuqing Feng

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. 


The whole world needs to work together in order to survive, James Bacchus, Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs, Director of the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity at the University of Central Florida and former chairman of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization, said in his keynote speech.

CUSWF Supports CEIBS Forum

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

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

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


 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

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. Dr. Powell ends with 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.


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

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