Past Event

Global Women Speak: Advice for Our New President on Issues Facing Women Around the World

Join author Jessica Buchleitner and contributors Silvia Vasquez Lavado (Peru), Nwe Oo (Bangladesh/Burma border), Masha Maslova(Moldova), and Boona Cheema (India) as they offer advice for our new U.S. president to tackle the most prominent issues women face globally.

Will the United States take a stand to ratify the CEDAW ordinance? What will be the fate of immigrant women with children and the programs they depend on? Each contributor offers her story and unique experiences serving communities through various means.

MLF Organizer
Linda Calhoun

MLF: International Relations

In association with the Women's Intercultural Network (WIN)

November 29, 2016

The Commonwealth Club
555 Post Street
San Francisco, 94105
United States


Jessica Buchleitner

Journalist; Author, 50 Women Anthology Series

Silvia Vasquez-Lavado

First Peruvian Woman to Summit Mt. Everest; Executive Director, Courageous Girls; Principal of Enterprise Technology, eBay

Nwe Oo

Member, United Nations Delegation, Commission on the Status on the Women, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, UN Sustainable Development Goals

Masha Maslova

Engagement Manager, Silicon Valley Talent Partnership; Co-founder, El Shadai Foster Home, Uganda

Boona Cheema

Former Executive Director, Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)