WEP New York scholars, first-generation college students, will conduct a global panel, teleconferencing with Amazon Director and WEP-India Board Member Shalini Puchalapalli and WEP alumnae and students, to discuss their stories of change and creation of gender equality in their classroom, workplace, and community. Guest speakers will discuss the opportunities and impact of first-generation college women in society and the marketplace.
The Red Bangle
WEP’s Fifth Red Bangle, an award given annually to an “exceptional woman, who by her life and accomplishment demonstrates the eloquence of the human spirit and inspires others to higher goals,” will be presented during the evening. Past recipients have been Kayce Jennings of Girl Rising, Shabana Basij-Rasikh of School of Leadership Afghanistan (SOLA), Saba Ismail of Aware Girls, Pakistan, and Esther Subhashini, WEP-Hyderabad Director, India.
A NETWORKING hour of cocktails and appetizers for the anticipated 200 guests concludes the evening.
The program’s highlight will be the inauguration of WEP’s I Am a Leader Academy, our initiative in India for WEP students to discover their inner leader by gaining skills and confidence and enlarging their vision to pursue a career of their own.
Support the Forum
In lieu of a ticket, WEP invites you to make a suggested donation of $63 to enable a young woman to attend a WEP Center and participate in our I am a Leader Academy for 3 months. In addition, attendees are invited to join WEP Igniting Leaders, our monthly donor community.
Women’s Education Project invites corporations, foundations and individuals to sponsor the Forum by matching the gifts of our monthly giving community.
For further information, please contact:
Zoë Timms, Founding Executive Director
Phone: 212-726-2582 / 917-470-4991