THIRD ANNUAL BEYOND BORDERS FORUM:
First Generation College Women

For a woman, anywhere, to be the first of her family to graduate from college, the benefits are enormous – to herself, her family, her community, country, and ultimately, humanity.  This year, WEP will shine its spotlight on first-generation college women, how higher education impacts their lives, and how they change the world. 

At our 3rd annual Beyond Borders Forum, WEP will inaugurate its I Am a Leader Academy and hold an international panel with alumnae in India. Keynote Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, Senior Advisor on Women´s Leadership at UN Women & Chair of the Board of WPL Women Political Leaders and speakers Estee Bardanashvili, Sr. Director & Supervising Producer, Sesame WorkshopAnalisa Balares, Founder and CEO, Womensphere, and Zoë Timms, Founder, Women’s Education Project, will discuss the opportunities and impact of first-generation college women in India and the world. Kayce Jennings, Girl Rising, will present Anjlee Prakash, founder of Learning Links Foundation, WEP’s fifth Red Bangle Award. 

Date: Monday, October 7, 2019
Place: Scholastic, 130 Mercer Street, NY, NY
Registration opens at 5:30  Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Register!

Admission is complimentary. All guests are invited to support a WEP student’s attendance at a WEP Center for 3 months ($63) – or become a monthly donor and help WEP reach 100 new monthly donors!

I AM A FIRST GENERATION GRADUATE AND A DENTIST! KAVIYA, WEP Aluma

THE PROGRAM

WEP will inaugurate its I Am a Leader Academy, our initiative in India for WEP students to discover their inner leader, gain skills, while enlarging their vision to pursue a career of their own. Guest speakers will discuss the opportunities and impact of first-generation college women in society and the marketplace.  Beyond Borders Scholars, first-generation college students, will conduct a global panel, teleconferencing with WEP alumnae and students, to discuss their stories of change. 

THE RED BANGLE AWARD 

WEP’s 2019 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 to Anjlee Prakash, founder of Learning Links Foundation. 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

A reception to meet the Organizational Sponsors, nonprofit leaders, speakers, and guests. Cocktails and appetizers will be served.

Support the Forum

Individual Sponsorship

WEP invites guests to contribute $63 (3 months attendance at WEP) or to become a monthly donor and help us reach our year-end 100 new monthly donor goal. 

Corporate Sponsorship

Women’s Education Project invites corporations, foundations and individuals to sponsor the Forum. For further information, please contact: Zoë Timms, Founding Executive Director, ztimms@WomensEducationProject.org, Phone: 212-726-2582 / 917-470-4991

2019 Sponsors and Organizational Sponsors