Join us for conversations with experts, though-leaders and innovators to learn and thrive.
On October 20th, join us for our exclusive interview with Mei Xu, a Chinese-American entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of two global companies, Yes She May, and Chesapeake Bay Candle®.
She is the author of the book, Burn, which details her journey from China to starting and growing a multi-million-dollar business in the U.S. You can listen to our podcast with Mei for her exciting book launch here.
In this discussion with CUSWF, Mei will be sharing her thoughts on sustainability and the world of business. There will be time allotted for questions from the audience.
About Mei Xu
Mei Xu successfully negotiated the sale of Chesapeake Bay Candle to Newell Brands in 2017, a conglomerate with a $14 billion portfolio of consumer goods. Mei is now focused on helping women-owned consumer product companies grow and prosper with e-commerce platform, Yes She May.
In June 2020, Mei created Yes She May (www.YesSheMay.com) to help women-owned brands survive and thrive. Her team aims to provide consumers a choice to shop from talented and thoughtful women vendors from around the world! Mei hopes to turn consumers into supporters and use their purses to show who they really care about.
In addition to fostering women's entrepreneurship, Ms. Xu also actively participates in impact investing and is a member of the Investment Committee of Halcyon Fund in Washington, DC and serves as a trustee of the University of Maryland Baltimore.
Her business achievements have repeatedly been recognized by prominent organizations, such as Politico's 2019 Woman of Impact Award; Smart CEO with the Brava Award; and the Asian American Chamber of Commerce with the Business Leader of the Year Award.
Join us for this fascinating free online talk!
October 20th, 2022, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
We were delighted to have so many of our friends and members join us for these recent in-person events! Thank you for your generous support!
On Saturday, September 24th, 2022 we came together to celebrate the Fall Family Festival at the China Institute in NYC and commemorate the mid-autumn harvest with wishes for prosperity and time spent with family.
Mid-autumn is one of the most important festivals in China, when families gather under the full-moon and display lanterns to symbolically illuminate the path to success for the rest of the year. Join our celebration with music, art, sugar paintings, interactive activities and much more!
Thank you all who joined us!
Mariah Bonner has been an inspiration to us. Her cabaret career was just taking off when Covid hit, so Mariah moved to online streaming and brought her beautiful music and joy to a growing audience around the world!
Mariah tells us "This was a very special evening for me because it’ll be my first time performing my very own Cabaret show in the Big Apple. I shared songs in French and English from my latest album, and more, in the intimate setting of Pangea’s dreamy cabaret room."
The dapper pianist, singer and composer Marcus Dagan accompanied me on keys. And I had a very special guest, the grand comedian, singer and producer, Lisa Faith Phillips.
Enjoy Mariah's performance of the beautiful song Warm, click here.
Listen to our podcast with Mariah about her career and creative inspiration. Click here.
You made it a truly special night of laughter, song and creativity! Everyone enjoyed it so much, Lisa Faith Phillips is returning with her show Songs of Love and Adultery for two Saturdays, January 28th and February 25th at 7:00!
So please join us at Pangea, the charming East Village cabaret, for laughter, song and revelations!
Lisa weaves hilarious stories, songs, and fascinating facts on the highs and lows of love and adultery. For the January 28th show, Lisa is thrilled to have our favorite Mariah Bonner as her special guest. With the terrific Sean Mahony on piano, it will be a magical musical evening.
It's been so wonderful to bring together old and new friends to enjoy shows live at Pangea, East Village's beloved cabaret. We hope you will join us for this "wildly entertaining" evening!
The show: Songs of Love and Adultery
Where: Pangea, the East Village alt-cabaret, 178 2nd Ave, bet 11th & 12th St, NYC, Pangeanyc.com
Praise for previous shows:
Five Stars and Best of the Fringe!
“An incredible storyteller, her show is fascinating to watch and to listen to. - Mariya Danilenko, DC Metro Theater Arts
“Wildly funny… mixes absurdism and social satire to hilarious results”- Jaime Lubin, The Huffington Post
“Outrageously funny…devilishly clever and wildly entertaining” Carolyn Smith, Newyorkcool
Saturdays, January 28th & February 25th at 7:00 pm Doors open at 6:00 - Come for a delicious dinner and drinks!
Tix: $20 online/ $25 door/ $20 food & drink min