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We are honored to introduce the first program of its kind. The AACLF strives to curb the underrepresentation of African-Americans in all facets of U.S.-China relations.
We believe that supporting up-and-coming African-American professionals is key to enhancing the China space, improving U.S. national security and competitiveness, and better reflecting the diversity of the United States.
This 8-month mentoring program targets young African-American professionals who have demonstrated a strong interest in China either through formal study or time in country. We will pair program participants with successful African-American mentors with deep experience engaging with China in the following areas:
· International Government Affairs
· International Media & Journalism
· Advanced Academics
· International Trade & Economics
Applicants should be African-Americans who have:
· demonstrated commitment to developing a China-focused career
· a minimum of two years’ work experience (internships and volunteer work will be considered)
· studied and/or worked abroad in Greater China
· a strong focus and drive to achieve his/her career goals
· an interest in one of the fellowship areas
· Mandarin Chinese language skills
As an organization dedicated to service, progress, and improving the lives of others, the China-U.S. Women’s Foundation has been distraught by the recent cases of police brutality and wrongful deaths of Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Tony McDade and other African Americans. The United States has a long history of systemic racism, dating back to its colonization by Europeans in the 17th century. The China-U.S. Women’s Foundation is committed to women’s development in the U.S. and China, and this includes the support and advancement of African-American women.
During this time, we will continue to focus our attention on improving access to healthcare and vital services including our mask distribution drive and working with local centers for food distribution. Furthermore, it is important that we use our unique position as a global platform to foster discussion and connection among community groups in the U.S. and China. By facilitating transnational dialogue, we hope we will garner greater support for the African American community and push for a more just and equal future. Our Zoom sessions will provide an ongoing forum for discussion and we encourage everyone to share their voice and advocate for change.
To learn more about the history of racism in the United States and the African American experience, we’ve attached some of the resources we have been using to become better, more informed allies. We welcome our members and supporters to join the discussion and help make this world a better home for everyone.
Executive Director, CUSWF
Here are some books and films that will help you to learn and discuss.
Randy 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, discusses the possible effects of COVID-19 on civil liberties with CUSWF Executive Director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt.
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.
Listen to the podcast: Our discussion with Professor Randy Kennedy on civil liberties today
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can meaningful cooperation be unearthed between China and the United States? Could the trade war irreparably debilitate their long-held, economic partnership? How are the diplomatic differences between the two superpowers impacting economies domestically and globally?
CUSWF partnered with the South China Morning Post's China Conference: USA on December 10, 2019 in New York City to hear business leaders and government officials debate how the global economic, social and technological landscapes will evolve during this time of immense competition and disagreement, and attempt to establish a framework for rebuilding positive, albeit competitive, dialogue between them.
It brought together policymakers, business leaders, academics and entrepreneurs to share their views and vision on future growth and opportunities in the region.
NEW YORK, November 21, 2019 -- CUSWF was inspired by SupChina's NEXTChina conference with its innovative and informative talks and workshops.
Above, the Superpower Couples Therapy panel on The Future of U.S. China Relations and Why It Matters brought together panelists of thought-leaders and industry experts for a illumina discussion. (From right) Roberta Lipson, Chief Executive Officer and President, Chindex International and United Family Healthcare, Cheng li, Director of the John L. Thornton China Center and a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, Dave Rank, former Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy to China, Catherine Eng, Policy Analyst at Google Jigsaw, and moderated by Christopher Marquis, Samuel C. Johnson Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.
NEW YORK, April 6, 2019 - The vibrant colors and inventive designs of Feiyang Qiao, a Parsons design student, wowed the fashion industry audience at China institute's annual Fashion Design Competition.
Twelve finalists showed their designs inspired by China's culture and aesthetics in contemporary global design.
NEW YORK, March 16, 2019 -- In honor of Women's History Month, Willow Weilan Hai, China Institute's gallery director, introduced three contemporary Chinese women artists: Guo Zhen, LanDing Liu and Lin Yan, to discuss identity and gender in contemporary art for China Institute's 6th Annual Orchid Pavilion Gathering: The Artist Talk on Women Artists. CUSWF's executive director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt sat down for one-on-ones.
How are you? We hope you are all doing well-- but let’s face it, no matter how successful we are, the modern world can be stressful. Even if we have our dream job, the challenges of balancing work, family life, friends, and so much more can sometimes impact our mental and physical health. That’s why the CUSWF wants to share coping solutions that allow us to thrive in spite of challenges. The more we support each other, the better we’ll feel.
NEW YORK, March 8, 2019 -- The China-U.S. Women's Foundation and Fortune Times Group, our education partner, celebrated International Women's Day by bringing together men and women to commemorate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Discussions were held on action steps to encourage gender parity and to empower women and girls around the world.
NEW YORK, March 6, 2019 -- CUSWF's co-Founder Mingyi Xu and CDO Lisa Faith Phillips joined delegates from all over the world for The Sixth Annual Power of Collaboration Global Summit at the United Nations to collaborate and share action steps for gender parity and economic empowerment for women to lift all societies.
Worldwide $163 trillion a year is lost due to restrictions that limits women's ability to fully participate in the world economy.
NEW YORK, February 19, 2019: Pearl S. Buck International and the China-U.S. Women’s Foundation (CUSWF) announce a partnership to raise awareness about Pearl S. Buck International’s Welcome Workplace Initiative to teach diversity strategies to increase productivity and morale in schools and businesses.
Janet Mintzer, President and CEO of Pearl S. Buck International, said “We are pleased to partner with the China-U.S. Women’s Foundation to help increase understanding about how managing diversity harnesses differences..."
NEW YORK, November 15, 2018 -- At the China Institute a panel of experts discussed Big Tech, Big Data, Big Investment: China's Health Care Revolution. Olivia Wang, Head of US for ZhenFund, a leading early stage investment fund in China, outlined their strategy to be part of China's healthcare revolution.
NEW YORK, November 13, 2018 --CUSWF joined SupChina Healthcare and Innovation event, bringing together healthcare investment leaders to honor Ingrid Yin, Ph.D., co-founder and managing partner of MayTech Global Investments. She outlined three key investment areas in healthcare innovation that her firm is targeting.
NEW YORK, November 12, 2018 --With the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at the Paley Center, the filmmaker, producers and actors discussed This Changes Everything, a powerful documentary on the history of women being disempowered in Hollywood and how that is changing.
NEW YORK, November 8, 2018 -- CEO of Fortune Times Group and CUSWF’S Education Director Dr. Rachel Yager presents Symposium X: Financial Innovation on the Web. Industry thought leaders from W3C, Google and Shopify discussed the latest innovations in FinTech with excellent career options for women.
SHANGHAI, October 2018 -- Our Director in Shanghai, Katrina Xu, reports from Shanghai Fashion Week with the latest styles and trends! Check out Katrina's videos from the runways in Xintiandi.
NEW YORK, October 16, 2018 -- CUSWF’s Executive Director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt, CDO Lisa Faith Phillips, and co-founder Mingyi Xu join CUSWF’s board advisor and event’s moderator Susan Yuqing Feng for informative discussions on the future of globalization.
NEW YORK, September 19, 2018 -- Held alongside the opening of the 73rd session of the General Assembly, world leaders gathered to produce actionable solutions to important global issues, anchored by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), on topics from impact investment and technology to women’s economic and political power and education.
NEW YORK, September 12, 2018 -- CUSWF launched a new health video series, Two Things You Need To Know About Your Health. Dr. Melinda Wolf teaches women how to monitor their symptoms and advocate to get proper treatments and relief from suffering.
We start with four topics: depression, chronic pelvic pain, fibromyalgia, and nutrition. The videos are available on our website and we will collaborate with schools, local governments and media outlets to reach a large audience in order to alert women about common conditions and give them the necessary tools to find solutions.
NEW YORK, September 24, 2018 -- Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and the Lyda Hill Foundation presented their research on the importance of positive representations of women STEM characters in media at Google. Here, a panel of thought-leaders in their fields share their STEM career journeys.
New York, September 24, 2018 --CUSWF, here represented by Lisa Faith Phillips, our CDO, supports the research and education initiatives at the Global Symposium on Gender Equality at Google, sponsored by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and the If/Then initiative of the Lyda Hill Foundation. As Geena Davis says, "If she can see it, she can be it."
NEW YORK, August 25, 2018 -- Musifai, the innovative online musical instruments platform, has announced that it is working with the China-US Women’s Foundation to donate musical instruments to the Girls Play Music program, for girls who want to learn to play music but cannot afford the cost.
NEW YORK, May 30, 2019 -- CUSWF celebrated the launch of entrepreneur Che Jianxin's book Work Is Life: How to Perform to the Best of Your Ability and the inauguration of the Chinese Entrepreneurs Series books, co-published by the China National Publications Import & Export Corporation (CNPIEC) and the New York-based Pace University Press, at Book Expo.
The English-language book, “Work Is Life — How to Perform to the Best of Your Ability”, tells how the author Che Jianxin fought his way from a village carpenter to the chairman and CEO of China’s largest furniture retail chain.
Huang Ping, the Chinese consul general in New York, lauded Chinese entrepreneurs as trailblazers and pioneers in China's economic and trade cooperation with the rest of the world.
The new book featuring the success story of a Chinese entrepreneur made its debut at BookExpo America on Wednesday as the annual gala of the publishing industry kicked off in New York City.
NEW YORK, January 17, 2019 -- CUSWF announced a partnership with The Jed Foundation (JED) to raise awareness about mental health issues among Chinese Americans, Chinese students in America and audiences in China that may not be familiar with mental health issues. Studies show that Asian-Americans are three times less likely than their white counterparts to seek treatment for mental health concerns.
NEW YORK, January 17, 2019 -- CUSWF's CDO Lisa Faith Phillips presented the latest on the digital evolution in publishing and the future of multimedia to visiting executives from Chinese publishers at the "Convergence of Digital Multimedia for Publishers" conference at the SUNY Global Center for Graduate and Executive Education.
NEW YORK, December 3, 2018 -- CUSWF is honored to announce our new partnership with the China Institute. Between the classes and public events at China Institute and the convening power of the China-U.S. Women’s Foundation, we'll bring you an array of cultural and educational benefits.
NEW YORK, December 3, 2018 -- CUSWF met with Mr. Sun Tao, Director of Anshun Economic and Technological Development Zone Committee of Guizhou province, and his team visting from China to learn about the natural beauty of the Anshun region and the exciting plans for economic development.
BUCKS COUNTY, PA, December 1, 2018 -- Our CUSWF book club met with Janet Mintzer, president and CEO of Pearl S. Buck International, after taking their new activist tour at Pearl S. Buck house. We are inspired by Pearl S. Buck's humanitarian work, life and writings.
Literacy is the key to successful learning. Without reading, students lack the skills they need to be make it through school, and their options in life are limited. Although strides in literacy worldwide have been made in recent years, girls and women still lag behind due to socio-economic and cultural issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
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.