Welcome to China-US 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.

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Help us provide face masks and support food banks  senior living homes, homeless shelters, and churches - in our local communities. We are working with groups in New York and New Jersey and can provide masks to your neighborhood centers in need on your behalf.  This is a matter of life and death--let's meet the challenge together!   CUSWF is a 501(c)(3). Your donations are tax deductible.


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Our Mission 关于我们

CUSWF was founded in 2017 to promote dialogue about issues of vital importance to women and their families in China and the United States.  We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to SAGE Initiatives (Social Medicine, Arts, Gender Equality and Education) to help women to thrive and 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

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Listen to our Power Tool Kit Podcasts

We share conversations with experts to help you manage in today's world.

On May 21, 2020, writer, filmmaker and teacher, Ann Hedreen, discussed the power of writing memoir to heal, how it helps to reflect on the world around you, and better cope in these difficult times. 


      Listen: The Trans-formative Power of Memoir, A Conversation with Ann Hedreen

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On May 14th, 2020,  we had a special book launch celebration as acclaimed poet Dana Robbins discussed the healing power of poetry and read from her new book of poetry, After the  Parade, published by Moon Pie Press, which movingly captures  the human condition.


     Listen: Our discussion with poet Dana Robbins and a reading from After the Parade

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On May 7th, 2020, Randall Kennedy,  Professor of Law, Harvard University, and expert on civil rights, shared his thoughts on civil liberties in the Time of COVID-19. He is joined by Mary T. White, Professor, Medical Humanities, Dept. of Population and Public Health Sciences, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University.


     Listen: Our discussion with Professor Randy Kennedy on civil liberties today

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On April 17th, 2020, Dr. Tia Powell, Director for the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics and Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Clinical Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, shared her experiences on the medical front lines of Covid-19 as well as advice on ways to cope with the stress.


     Listen:  Our talk with Dr. Tia Powell on ways to cope with stress

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On April 24th, 2020, Anemona Hartocollis, national correspondent for The New York Times, covering higher education, discussed the pandemic's impact on colleges and students.  Rae Nelson joined us to share the effect on students taking gap years.


     Listen: Our talk with Anemona Hartocollis on the Pandemic's Impact on Colleges and Students 

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On May 8th, 2020, Joecy Wu, founder and editor in chief of You May, joined us to describe the mission of her non-profit that helps women from China who immigrate to the US to connect and support each other.


     Listen:  A conversation with Joecy Wu, founder and editor in chief of You May

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On April 9th, 2020, our Executive Director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt talks with our partner Thrivent Financial Adviser Kevin Peters about the ABC's of surviving in uncharted financial waters, and take questions from the audience.  He shares helpful data and experience.  


     Listen:  Women and Finance

Upcoming Events

The Art of Cartooning with Liza Donnelly

The Art of Cartooning with Liza Donnelly

The Art of Cartooning with Liza Donnelly

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Join us on May 28th for a conversation with acclaimed cartoonist and writer Liza Donnelly. 


Event: Weekly Series - Women's  Power Tool Kit


Topic:  The Art of Cartooning with Liza Donnelly 


When: Thursday, May 28, 2:00 to 3:00 pm EST


Our special guest is cartoonist Liza Donnelly will discuss the power of humor and cartoons.


Having publishing many cartoons in the The New Yorker, and now CBS resident live cartoonist, Liza is also thought-provoking speaker and writer.


Let laughter lift your spirits in these troubling times.



Join our Weekly Friday Happy Hour!

The Art of Cartooning with Liza Donnelly

The Art of Cartooning with Liza Donnelly

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Join us as we come together for conversation, ideas and friendship. 


Event: CUSWF Weekly Happy Hour 

When: Friday, May 29, 4:00 pm EST


Topic:  Health and Wellness Secrets


 This week we'll be getting tips from a trainer and nutritionist on how to keep in shape both mentally and physically during this difficult time. 


We are stronger when we connect and share.

  

 

Our CUSWF Book Club Moves Online

The Art of Cartooning with Liza Donnelly

Our CUSWF Book Club Moves Online

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This month's selection is Severance by Ling Ma. Published in 2018, it is a satirical science fiction novel about life before and after the Shen Fever slowly obliterates global civilization. Severance explores themes of nostalgia, modern office culture, monotony and intimate relations.


The novel, Ma's debut, won the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Fiction and was listed as one of the Best Books of 2018 on many prominent lists.

   

We'll  send an email closer to the date with details of how to join the discussion


About the author

Ling Ma was born in Sanming, China, and grew up in Utah, Nebraska, and Kansas. She attended the University of Chicago and received an MFA from Cornell University. Prior to graduate school she worked as a journalist and an editor. Her writing has appeared in Granta, VICE, Playboy, Chicago Reader, Ninth Letter, and other publications. A chapter of Severance received the 2015 Graywolf SLS Prize. She lives in Chicago. Find out more about the author. 

Keep Informed and Stay Healthy

What you can do to stay safe - get the latest on COVID-19

We are working to share information and understanding on how to keep you and your family safe and healthy.  


Find helpful information on what you should know about COVID-19 and how to prepare at the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Below are helpful resources from our partner UNICEF to learn more about how to keep you and your loved ones healthy:

  

  


In this uncertain time, try to remain calm and take time to appreciate family and friends. 

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Dr. Tia Powell on the Covid-19 Healthcare Frontlines

Finding ways to connect to others will help lower your stress and increase well-being.

On Friday, April 17, 2020, for our CUSWF.org Healthcare discussion, Executive Director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt interviewed Dr. Tia Powell, Director for the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics and Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Clinical Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.


Dr. Powell discussed her impressions of the medical front-line battle against COVID-19 as well as ways to cope with the stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic.

 

For your well-being during this difficult pandemic, she recommends finding activities that give you joy, such as.

  • Engage with the natural world if you can.
  • Enjoy music.
  • Keep connected with friends and family with calls and online meetings. 
  • Meditation helps many. 
  • Try to help others in your world.
  • If you can, give to philanthropy and others less fortunate. 


The audience asked questions and shared their health, stress and wellness concerns during the quarantine period and after. 


Listen to our podcast of the highlights of Dr. Tia Powell's advice on dealing with the crisis and reducing stress.

Dr. Tia Powell, Montefiore-Einstein Center / Prof. Epidemiology Psychiatry  Albert Einstein

Executive Director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt and Dr. Tia Powell

Our Partners

The China Institute
Pearl S. Buck International
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WCE2020 14th World Congress on Endometriosis
The Jed Foundation for mental health and wellness
The Women's Foundation of Hong Kong
Yicai Media Group, formerly branded as China Business Network.
South China Morning Post partners with CUSWF.
The Asia Society
SoGal largest global platform for education and empowerment of diverse entrepreneurs and investors.
You May, connecting Chinese women in the US. Arrive Survive, Thrive

Recent Events

Ann Hedreen is a gifted writer, filmmaker, and teacher.

The Trans-formative Power of Writing Memoirs

 On May 21st, 2020, writer Ann  Hedreen discussed the power of memoir  writing to heal - how it can help you reflect on the world and help you to better cope in these difficult times.  She recommends starting a memoir by writing scenes from your life like squares in a quilt.


A former TV journalist and producer, Ann Hedreen is a gifted writer,  filmmaker, and teacher. Her moving memoir, Her Beautiful Brain, won a 2016  Next Generation Indie award. Ann’s insightful writing can also be found in 3rd Act Magazine and other publications, including her blog The Restless Nest. She recently finished a second memoir, After Ecstasy

acclaimed poet Dana Robbins

Soothe Your Soul: Dana Robbins Poetry Book Launch

On May 14, 2020, acclaimed poet Dana Robbins spoke about the healing power and process of writing poetry and read from her new book, After the Parade

Poet Dana Robbins has published award-winning poetry and essays in numerous journals and anthologies. Garrison Keillor chose her poem "To My Daughter Teaching Science" to read on the Writers Almanac.


Dana discussed the power of poetry to heal, and then read from her second book of poetry, After the Parade, published by Moon Pie Press, which movingly captures the human condition. Learn more and buy the book here

South China Morning Post hosted a virtual conference on Hong Kong

CHINA CONFERENCE: HONG KONG - AN ESSENTIAL REVIVAL

On May 14th - 15th, 2020,  South China Morning Post hosted a virtual conference bringing together corporate chiefs and thought leaders will debate what the immediate future holds for Hong Kong,   while considering Hong Kong’s long-term position within the Greater China framework, how it can recover from the economic downturn and the outbreak of COVID-19 and maintain its status as Asia's financial center. 

  

For key discussions at the conference, please visit scmp.com for a list of articles published on these panels. 

You May nonprofit, arrive, survive, thrive

A conversation with Joecy Wu, founder and editor in chief of You May

On May 8, 2020, CUSWF's weekly Women’s Power Tool Kit hosted a conversation with Joecy Wu, founder and editor in chief of You May. You May is anon-profit, which helps women from China who immigrate to the US to build a new life.

There is little or no support network in much of the country so Joecy Wu is working on fixing that. Their motto Arrive, Survive, Thrive. 

Find out more  visit You May


Women’s Power Tool Kit brings together experts in their fields to explore ideas to help us to learn and thrive


Randall Kennedy,  Michael R. Klein Professor of Law, Harvard University

A Conversation on Civil Liberties in the Time of COVID-19

On May 7th 2020, CUSWF Executive Director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt discussed with Randall Kennedy,  Michael R. Klein Professor of Law, Harvard University; an author of six books and an expert on freedom of expression, race relations law, civil rights legislation and the Supreme Court , the possible effects of COVID-19 on civil liberties. 


Also joining the discussion is Mary White, Professor of Medical Humanities in Dept. of Population and Public Health Sciences, Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University.

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Can Confucius Save the World?

On May 6, 2020, China Institute hosted an informative talk on why the teachings of Confucius have made a comeback in China, and, according to Daniel Bell, it has the potential to be a beneficial force in the rest of the world. Bell’s writing on what he describes as China’s meritocracy has stirred heated debate among academic circles. Drawing on a new book Just Hierarchy: Why Social Hierarchies Matter in China and the World, Bell and co-author Wang Pei argue that Confucius-inspired hierarchies can help deal with the ongoing health crisis and other modern global challenges.

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Living with Uncertainty and the Dilemma of Balancing Personal Liberty

On Thursday, April 30th, 2020, for our Women's Power Tool Kit series, our guest speaker Mary T. White, Professor of Medical Humanities, Dept. of Population and Public Health Sciences, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, spoke about how the pandemic has raised new issues of living with uncertainty and the dilemma of balancing personal liberty.

 
Our Executive Director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt welcomed Mary T. White to talk about coping with uncertainty during the pandemic.    

Anemona Hartocollis, national correspondent for The New York Times,  pandemic colleges and students

Pandemic's Impact on Colleges and Students

On April 24, 2020 Anemona Hartocollis, national correspondent for The New York Times, covering higher education, discussed her latest report about the pandemic's impact on colleges and students.
 

Anemona Hartocollis is also the author of a book, “Seven Days of Possibilities: One Teacher, 24 Kids, and the Music That Changed Their Lives Forever” (Public Affairs), about a young music teacher in the Bronx, which began as a series of articles in The Times. She speaks Greek and French and graduated from Harvard University.

Crisis Collaboration: Can the U.S. and China Save the Global Economy?

 On April 21, 2020, China Institute presented  top experts on U.S.-China efforts to boost the world economy.  With the health crisis slowing in China, supply chains are ramping up just as the virus spreads in America and economic demand is drying up. As the world’s two largest economies, what can the United States and China do to underpin the global economy? President of Wangxiang America Corporation Pin Ni and Center for China and Globalization President Huiyao Wang discuss what China and the United States must do to mitigate the economic shock created by the coronavirus pandemic.  

Takeout Trials: Lessons from the Chinese Restaurant Frontlines

On April 14, 2020, China Institute hosted an informative talk about restaurant businesses dealing with the pandemic. When the virus erupted in China, Chinese restaurants in the U.S. suffered as fearful customers stayed away. By early February, business was down more than 50% across New York City’s three main Chinatowns. But in China, fast-food restaurants kept hundreds of millions of people fed during the crisis. 


How did they do it, and how are U.S. Chinese restaurants preparing to meet surging take-out demand?

Women and Finance Talk

Watch the video from our Women's Power Tool Kit Series, "Stay Whole Throughout the Storm." Our Executive Director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt and Thrivent Financial Adviser Kevin Peters share advice to weather the financial storm. 


Karl Bostic, veteran journalist and global aid consultant, joined to discuss conditions in England, including alarming increase in unemployment, mental health issues and domestic violence.

The Chinese Economy in the Coronavirus Epidemic

On March 24th, 2020 the China Institute hosted an online webinar on how China fought the coronavirus. Cities were locked down. A hospital is built in ten days. The national holiday was extended. And people stayed at home. In spite of the current circumstances, we must ask – are there opportunities that can be generated from this epidemic? 

In 2020, are there new economic possibilities to be explored?
China Institute and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business America brought together expert economists and investors. 

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Weekly Zoom Session: Women's Power Tool Kit

Join us each week for advice and answers on your pandemic worries

Our Executive Director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt interviews experts about the ABC's of surviving in uncharted waters, and takes questions from the audience.  Listen to the interview.


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.  

Join our CUSWF Conferences

CUSWF Networking and Knowledge

Digital Publishing Summit, Paris

CUSWF Networking and Knowledge

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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

Digital Publishing Summit, Paris

CUSWF Networking and Knowledge

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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

Digital Publishing Summit, Paris

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.


 

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!