China-U.S. Women’s Foundation Hosts the First Annual Generation-Z Global Forum
Gen-Z Global Forum on Thursday, October 15, 2020
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NEW YORK, October 15, 2020: The China-U.S.Women’s Foundation (CUSWF), a leading women’s advocacy platform, today hosts the first Annual Gen Z Global Forum. The special event will highlight issues relevant to Generation Z, the 72 million people born between 1995 and 2010. Gen Z issues to be discussed at the Forum in a multi-media format include the impact of virtual learning, Gen Z and mental health, the intersectionality of race across fields of study, and the hapa (mixed ethnic) experience.
Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt, Executive Director, CUSWF, said, “The Gen-Z Global Forum is an outgrowth of the China-US Women’s Foundation’s education programs designed to empower students with financial and communications literacy in order to make sense of their world. We are dedicated to helping Gen Z articulate the issues that concern them and find solutions and strategies for a better future.”
The first hour will be a combination of pre-filmed and live discussion, immediately followed by a "cocktail hour" beginning at 5 pm. Wellesley Professors Quinn Slobodian (History) and Mingwei Song (Chinese) will be featured in the second hour following the presentations and the audience will have a chance to mingle and share their ideas.
According to Mingxi Xu, Founding Board Member of CUSWF, “Gen Z’s concerns about their future is a shared global experience transcending politics and geography. CUSWF will showcase issues and solutions that can help young people to not just survive but to thrive.”
Gen-Z Global Forum Topics
Impact of Virtual Learning
COVID-19 completely changed the face of K-12 and higher education. In a matter of weeks, the vast majority of students went from attending class in the classroom or lecture hall to a fully virtual model, with zoom rooms or Google Hangouts. What do Gen-Zers think of this online shift? Will “Zoom school” become the new norm or will Gen Z be itching to return to the physical classroom?
Gen Z and Mental Health
Mental health has always been an important topic among Gen-Zers. The demographic has experienced higher rates of anxiety and depression, making it more likely that members of this group struggle with mental health. As COVID-19 shut down college campuses, closed K-12 schools, and made “working from home” the new norm, mental health awareness has never been more important.
The Hapa Experience
With 6% of Americans identifying as Asian American, a new generation of dual identities has been steadily increasing. Included in that experience is the “Hapa” or the half Asian experience. We will share stories of the Hapa experience, as well as discuss how the Hapa faced and responded to the recent incidents of racial bias towards Asians due COVID-19.
How Race Intersects College Curriculums
As the students of our nation's colleges and universities continue to diversify, the fields we choose do not always reflect these changes. Gen-Z are aware of this imbalance as we are keenly aware of the importance of diversity in the school and workplace. We will explore what this means for Gen-Zers as we discuss the intersectionality of race across the different fields of study.
About CUSWF: The China-U.S. Women’s Foundation is a 501-C3 not-for-profit organization which adheres to the UN Women’s Sustainability Goals. Through utilizing data, latest technologies and personal interaction, we seek to support women in China and the U.S. to overcome challenges and achieve their potential.
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NEW YORK, April 7, 2020: In keeping with our mission to be a positive bridge between women in China and the United States, the China-U.S.Women’s Foundation (CUSWF) today announced initiatives with our partners in China and America in the global fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. CUSWF and its partners are sourcing, purchasing and distributing essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to hospitals in desperate need as well as launching free online education programs in Finance and Mental Health to empower women to navigate these uncharted waters.
Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt, Executive Director said, “CUSWF is well positioned to be a ‘bridge over troubled water' in the fight against COVID-19. Women in China and the U.S. are coming together to move quickly against a common predator. Our partners are helping us to locate and purchase PPEs and then ensure the supplies reach under-equipped hospitals in New York and New Jersey. If anyone has access to PPEs or wants to support our efforts, please contact us.”
To provide women with coping strategies, CUSWF has launched online educational programs to share financial advice and support and mental health information. Working with experts from Thrivent, the JED Foundation, and Chinese women’s groups, among others, CUSWF brings the latest information and resources to fight the tide of despair and confusion with hope and community support.
According to Mingxi Xu, Founding Board Member of CUSWF, “We appreciate the willingness of our friends in China to support our efforts in the U.S. to fight COVID 19 . By working together we can be more effective. CUSWF welcomes assistance and expertise.”
CUSWF’s weekly webinar and video series, “Women and Finance: Financial Power Tool Kit” features expertise from Thrivent Director Kevin Peters to help women navigate their financial challenges. Another webinar series providing Mental Health Coping Strategies will launch this month. To fight social isolation, CUSWF hosts a weekly Friday virtual Pizza Party, which features a free-flowing discussion about current concerns and solutions. Everyone is welcome to join these free weekly sessions.
Ms. Wolf-Creutzfeldt concluded, “By working together women and their families will survive and prevail. We have great strength and resources to bring to the struggle. This is only the beginning: issues like poverty and hunger naturally follow a pandemic so we’ll need collective strength and power for what lies ahead.”
CUSWF welcomes donations of PPE’s, expertise, and financial support from our networks in China and the U.S.
To donate funds, click here: Donation link
To join the upcoming Women and Finance: Financial Power Toolkit on Thursday, April 9th at 12:00 EST and/or the CUSWF Friday Afternoon Pizza Party at 4:00 EST, go to:
Meeting ID: 655 491 9389
The China-US Women's Foundation is a 501-C3 not-for-profit organization which adheres to the UN Women's Sustainability Goals. Through utilizing data, latest technologies and personal interaction, we seek to support women in China and the US to overcome challenges and achieve their potential.
We also welcome participation of guest experts at our weekly gatherings.
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China-U.S. Women’s Foundation Announces Unified Efforts to Fight COVID-19
To Promote Upcoming 14th World Congress on Endometriosis (“WCE2020”)
NEW YORK, July 15, 2019 - China-U.S. Women’s Foundation (“CUSWF”) today announced a partnership with the World Endometriosis Society to promote the upcoming 14th World Congress on Endometriosis (WCE2020) taking place in Shanghai on May 8th through the 11th, 2020.
According to Lone Hummelshoj, Chief Executive of the World Endometriosis Society, “We are delighted to partner with the China-U.S. Women’s Foundation (CUSWF) to promote WCE2020 to be held in Shanghai next year. Our collaboration will include education, social media, outreach to journalists, and attracting attendees and speakers to the conference. WCE2020 is abstract driven, so to get the opportunity to present at the world’s largest even in endometriosis, it is important to submit abstracts by 10 October 2019. We appreciate CUSWF’s focus on women’s health and their commitment to insuring awareness and attendance at the upcoming congress.”
Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt, Executive Director of the China-U.S. Women’s Foundation, said, “CUSWF is dedicated to supporting women’s health and we are pleased to promote awareness about endometriosis and to attract a large audience to the upcoming WCE2020. One in ten women around the world have endometriosis, which impacts reproductive health and causes chronic pain. Through endometriosis research and education, we can greatly improve the lives of millions of women. By working together, women in China and the U.S., can make a positive impact in this area.”
About The World Endometriosis Society (www.endometriosis.ca)
The World Endometriosis Society (WES) advances evidence-based standards and innovations for education, advocacy, clinical care, and research in endometriosis and adenomyosis, in collaboration with its stakeholders and global partners to improve the lives of all affected women and their families. For more information go to: www.endometriosis.ca
About the China-U.S. Women’s Foundation
The China-U.S. Women’s Foundation (“CUSWF”) is building bridges to create new opportunities: the power of women working together opens doors for positive change. 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.
For more information go to: www.cuswf.org
Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt, Executive Director,
China-U.S. Women’s Foundation
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14th World Congress on Endometriosis
Please join us at the 14th World Congress on Endometriosis – a congress with a stellar reputation for delivering science and clinical progress in equal measures.
WCE2020 will be held in Shanghai, China – not only an economic powerhouse, but also a country ranked highly for scientific output in endometriosis and adenomyosis.
The World Endometriosis Society has, since its inception in 1998, remained committed to collaborative efforts to move the field of endometriosis and adenomyosis forward. These efforts include and involve all stakeholders, and our track record of output, in terms of consensuses on the management of endometriosis, as well as global research directions, speaks for itself.
WCE2020 will include every single aspect you’d expect a high quality congress on endometriosis and adenomyosis to contain.
We invite you to contribute to “cracking endometriosis and adenomyosis” through your participation in WCE2020 to advance clinical care and research – because that is what the World Endometriosis Society’s work is all about: to improve the lives of all affected women with endometriosis and adenomyosis.
Please help us achieve this goal.
Abstract submission is now open! Thank you – and see you in Shanghai!
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.
Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt, Executive Director of the China-U.S. Women’s Foundation said, “We are proud to partner with Pearl S. Buck International to spread awareness about their Welcome Workplace Initiative and how it can help people achieve their potential and feel comfortable with a diverse work population. Education programs can create a productive environment in which everyone feels valued, where talents are fully utilized and in which organizational goals are met. We are inspired by the legacy of Pearl S. Buck who was tireless in her commitment to increasing understanding and opportunities for people from different backgrounds and cultures.”
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. In the dynamic, information-focused environment of the 21st century, the Organization’s success will be shaped by how well diversity and inclusion are embedded in our business processes and organizational culture. CUSWF shares these values about the role of education and we feel that together we can expand the program.”
About China-U.S. Women’s Foundation:
The China-U.S. Women's Foundation (CUSWF) is a 501-C3 not-for-profit organization which adheres to the UN Women's Sustainability Goals. Through utilizing data, latest technologies and personal interaction, we seek to support women in China and the U.S. to achieve their potential. By forming partnerships with leading institutions and foundations, the CUSWF enables meaningful progress in areas of social medicine, arts, gender equality and education.
Find out more at CUSWF.org
About Pearl S. Buck International
Pearl S. Buck International carries on Pearl S. Buck’s legacy of bridging cultures and changing lives through humanitarian aid and intercultural education. Pearl S. Buck was a writer, activist and humanitarian who spoke truth to power in a time when women were not encouraged to stand up and be heard. She used her status as a public figure to highlight the plight of marginalized people everywhere and advocate for the civil rights movement in the U.S. Pearl S. Buck International provides opportunities to explore and appreciate other cultures, through diversity programming, builds better lives for children around the globe, through child sponsorship, and promotes the legacy of its founder by preserving and interpreting her National Historic Landmark home in Bucks County, PA, which is open daily to the public for tours.
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NEW YORK, January 17, 2019: China-U.S. Women’s Foundation (CUSWF) announced today a partnership with The Jed Foundation (JED) to provide CUSWF members with access to JED’s programming and resources in order 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. Over 19 million people in the United States identify as Asian-American and of that population, more than 13% were diagnosed with a mental illness in the past year. Asian-Americans report fewer mental health conditions than their white counterparts due to issues including language barriers, stigma, and lack of awareness of resources and mental health services. Studies show that Asian-Americans are three times less likely than their white counterparts to seek treatment for their mental health concerns.
In 2016, there were over half a million Chinese students studying abroad, with more than 300,000 of them based in the United States. A survey by Yale researchers found that 45 percent of Chinese international students on campus reported symptoms of depression, and 29 percent reported symptoms of anxiety.
Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt, Executive Director of the China-U.S. Women’s Foundation, explained, “As a leading organization dedicated to empowering women and connecting them to issues and topics of concern, we are pleased to partner with JED to promote discussion about mental health among our members and audiences both in the United States and China. Unfortunately, mental health still is not adequately understood and talked about and by working with JED, we are confident that our members will access a wide assortment of materials and information that can help alleviate suffering and increase quality of life.”
“Approximately half of all young adults with a mental health condition are not receiving adequate treatment, and mental health support tends to be underfunded among even the best colleges and universities,” said Dr. Victor Schwartz, Chief Medical Officer, JED. “By working with the China-U.S. Women’s Foundation, we believe we can help more people, especially international students and professionals both here in the U.S. and in China.”
About China-U.S. Women's Foundation (CUSWF)
The China-U.S. Women's Foundation is a 501-C3 not-for-profit organization which adheres to the UN Women's Sustainability Goals. Through utilizing data, latest technologies and personal interaction, we seek to support women in China and the U.S. to achieve their potential.
Find out more at CUSWF.org
About The Jed Foundation (JED)
JED is a national nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. JED equips teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other; partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems; and encourages community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.
Learn more at jedfoundation.org. Check out their programs including: JED Campus (jedcampus.org), Set to Go (settogo.org), ULifeline (ulifeline.org), Half of Us (halfofus.com), Love is Louder (loveislouder.com) and Seize the Awkward (seizetheawkward.org).
The Jed Foundation partners with China-U.S. Women's Foundation
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China Institute Partners with China-U.S. Women’s Foundation to Expand Learning Opportunities for Members
NEW YORK, November 26, 2018: China Institute and the China-U.S. Women’s Foundation announce a membership partnership to provide CUSWF members with access to China Institute programming and events.
As a leading organization dedicated to empowering women and connecting their growing membership to issues and topics of concern, CUSWF has cultivated a community of passionate, intelligent women and men who want to remain informed around developments coming out of China today. Current CUSWF members will receive discounted membership offers at China Institute with additional alignment opportunities to be announced over the coming months.
For over 92 years, China Institute has led the way creating public and member exclusive content, courses, and events focused on the three organizational pillars of arts and culture, business and education. The alignment with CUSWF allows China Institute to open our doors to an engaged group of passionate individuals looking to gain more in-depth access and context around China.
Between the classes and public events at China Institute and the convening power and grassroots efforts of the China-US Women’s Foundation, those interested in learning more about China and Chinese culture will be given a broad scope of experiences, performances and curricula to further their interests and knowledge.
“This is a very natural partnership to initiate,” says China Institute Marketing Director Jeremy Willinger. “CUSWF has established itself as an organization on the rise and our alignment will be of great benefit to both of our groups. We are always interested in opening our doors to a diverse audience of learners and we hope to welcome CUSWF members to China Institute often for programs, classes and other educational and cultural events.”
Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt, CUSWF Executive Director said, "We are delighted to partner with the China Institute to provide our members and followers with access to educational and cultural opportunities which can empower, entertain and create a sense of community. We look forward to making introductions and showcasing exciting events."
About China Institute
China Institute advances a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, art, and business. China Institute is the go-to resource on China—from ancient art to today’s business landscape and its rapidly shifting culture. Our programs, school, and gallery exhibitions bring to life the depth, complexity and dynamism of China. Founded in 1926 by Chinese reformers Hu Shi, K.P. Wen, and John Dewey, China Institute is the oldest bicultural, non-profit organization in America to focus exclusively on China.
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The China-US Women's Foundation is a 501-C3 not-for-profit organization which adheres to the UN Women's Sustainability Goals. Through utilizing data, latest technologies and personal interaction, we seek to support women in China and the US to achieve their potential.
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