South China Morning Post China Conference

Competition or Cooperation?


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.

NEXTChina conference - The future of U.S. China relations and why it matters panel

The Future of U.S. China Relations and Why It Matters

SupChina's NEXTChina conference

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. 

Feiyang Qiao Wins CI's 2019 Fashion Design Competition


 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.   

CUSWF Talks to Three Chinese Women Artists

Lisa Faith Phillips, Guo Zhen and Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt, China Institute

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.

De-stress and Breathe with CUSWF's Newsletter

JED Foundation and MTVU partnered on Press Pause for ways to reduce stress

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.

CUSWF Celebrates International Women's Day

Lisa Faith Phillips, CUSWF CDO, Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt, CUSWF Executive Director, Rachel Yager

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. 

Women, Investment and Innovation at the United Nations


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. 

CUSWF Annnounces Partnership with Pearl S. Buck International


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..."

Women Making a Difference in China's Health Care


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.

CUSWF Honors Ingrid Yin for Healthcare Innovation

Lisa Faith Phillips, Anla Cheng, SupChina, and Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt of CUSWF

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.

CUSWF Supports Women Storytellers in Film and Television

Madeline Di Nonna, Gabrielle Cartaris, Jim Donahue, Jackie Cruz, This Changes Everything

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.

CUSWF Supports Financial Innovation on the Web

 CUSWF’S W3C Symposium X: Financial Innovation on the Web

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 Fashion Week 上海时装周


 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. 

CUSWF’s Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt, Lisa Faith Phillips, Mingyi Xi, and Susan Yuqing Feng

CUSWF Supports Innovation and Openness: The Future of Global Economy & Trade Forum

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.

Lina Li, Co-founder & CFO, Blue Ocean Capital Group, Honorary Vice Chairman, FSUN

CUSWF Proud to Participate in the Investments and Partnerships for the Global Goals Conference at the United Nations

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.  

Dr. Melinda Wolf and CUSF Executive Director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt discuss women's health advice.

CUSWF Launches New Video Series -- Two Things You Need To Know About Your Health

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.

Portray Her panel, Madeline Di Nonno, Rosemarie Truglio, Sana Amanat, Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant, Komal Sing

CUSWF Committed to Encourage Girls to Pursue STEM Careers

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.


CUSWF Helps Girls Rise through Education

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."


Musifai and China-U.S. Women’s Foundation Launch Girls Play Music Program to Provide Free Musical Instruments to Students

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. 


Celebrating the Launch of Work for Life

CUSWF Book Club Event at Book Expo

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 success story of a Chinese entrepreneur

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. 

CUSWF Partners with The Jed Foundation

CUSWF Partners with the Jed Foundation

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. 

CUSWF's CDO Connects with Chinese Publishers


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. 

CUSWF Announces New Partnership with China Institute

China Institute

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. 

CUSWF Builds Bridges with Guizhou


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. 

CUSWF Supports Pearl S. Buck International

Lisa Faith Phillips, Janet Mintzer, Leselie Wolf-Creutzfeldt at Pearl S Buck House

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.

CUSWF Fosters Literacy for a Better Future

Esther Lin reads Piggie and Elephant

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.

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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