Forum Highlights Women's Leadership in Charity

July 17, 2018
By Fan WenjunEditor: Qiao Ziyu
Forum Highlights Women's Leadership in Charity
A representative shares her opinion at the event. [Women of China / Fan Wenjun]


China Women's Development Foundation (CWDF) co-hosted the Women's Leadership in Charity Forum and launch of the assistance plan for the 2018 "Super Mom" Project, in Beijing on April 19. The project has the support from ifeng.com.

More and more outstanding women have devoted themselves to charity over the past few years. Women have also played an important role in developing charitable organizations and projects, however, they also had some worries and troubles.

Representatives present at the opening ceremony included Chief Editor Sun Xuemei of the gongyi.ifeng.com, also president of Beijing Zhongyi Foundation; Deputy Secretary General of CWDF Zhang Jianmin; Liu Hongyu, a member of the National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and vice-president of Walking China Club; Vice-Chairman of Meinian Onehealth Healthcare Group Guo Meiling; and, actress Kong Wei, who is also founder of the Dream Foundation.

Representatives discussed various topics, for example, how public-spirited women balance their cause and their family; how they can improve their own leadership abilities; how they cultivate their business minds; how to integrate multiple resources for charity projects; and how to increase job opportunities for women.

Zhang Jianmin said that CWDF will provide various resources, including multiple publicity channels for the project, international exchanges, and training courses, in order to support high-quality charity projects and organizations to better help "Super Mom" expand their minds and improve their abilities.

"CWDF has worked with many mainstream media, including Tencent, and China National Radio to cover the activity, both online and offline," Zhang added.

Furthermore, women whose fundraising work and project implementation stood out will have the opportunity to participate in the international forum held in Britain and Germany in June.
 
For those women who need to improve their abilities, there is also an opportunity for them to apply for the training courses in the Global Philanthropy Institute, in south China's Shenzhen, and the Mulan Academy.

Sun, in charge of the "Girls Protecting" campaign, said: "This campaign has gained more social resources and financial support through the "Super Mom" project.

"Meanwhile, they have also broadened their visions and improved their leadership abilities on charity projects," she added.

There will be 100 women-related projects, with support from public funding through the gongyi.qq.com from May 3 to May 20.

The CWDF cooperated with several charitable organizations and enterprises, such as the Camsing Charitable Fund, to provide financial support of 2 million yuan.

The financial reward can be divided into two categories: Comprehensive Award and Innovative Award, including 40 comprehensive items and 10 innovative items.

At the event, Product Operations Manager Wu Ting of gongyi.qq.com announced the online fundraising plan for the 2018 "Super Mom" Project at the event.

"Super Mom"

The "Super Mom" project was launched by CWDF in 2016 and is a platform featuring openness, cooperation, and win-win benefits. The project covers different fields, such as caring for women; education; caring for children; cultural preservation; and environmental protection.

It has gained great social influence and effects over the past two years since its establishment.

Female participants were from eight regions around the country, including Guangzhou, Ji'nan, Shanghai, and Chongqing. There were a total of 20 online projects with 1.6 million yuan raised and 200,000 people engaged in 2016.

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of CWDF, which also provided more support for its activities.

What's more, for two consecutive years CWDF has organized 10 outstanding "Super Moms" as representatives to participate in the 2017 Empowering Women and Sustainable Development Summit, also the Innovative Women Art Exhibition, at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France and the headquarters of the United Nations in the U.S.

Meanwhile, they also visited some companies and the charitable foundations of L'oreal, Starbucks, Gates Foundation, and the Cartier Foundation.

 

Forum Highlights Women's Leadership in Charity
A representative speaks at the event. [Women of China / Fan Wenjun]
Forum Highlights Women's Leadership in Charity
All participants take a group photo. [Women of China / Fan Wenjun]

 

(Women of China)

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