best news spring 2018 including us-china-bangladesh-girls-india-pakistan friendship alumni 2018

30 years ago a very ill temperd debate began - which is most valuable brand sustaining girls world? - well the evidence is now all in - see brac.tv- any expert (economic , education, media) who tells you otherwise certainly doesnt value girls any more than oxfam  chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk
now back to goodwill connectirs far wiser than me
billy thanks USC-US china  very interesting - wish i had know bit sooners
if you have time please click   http://myeconomics.ning.com 
two urgent stories to co-edit:
1 what should prince charles  or theresa may's draft "Brentrance" speech at UN wise sept 2018 say  (we've4 weeks to edit that)
 
2 and how does one edit a leaffet on girls sustainability ABC - Asia- BRAC (90 milllion girls alumni) @Bangladesh-China (we have about 1 week to edit that - )  you ca also join and list where to connect friendships
edutech under30 most massive sino-us friendship alumni
billy do you know audrey cheng's story -pity all these chinese america next generation didnt start with her alumni  1   2
i will be in your region days of 3 4 5 May but 5 is blacked out with c100 and the red eye flight back home
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3 and 4 are free but i also want to see if i could visit some places including world economic forums ir4 hub in san francisco, the damo hub of jack ma, and the 500 womens hub in mountain view; of course someone who knew sal khan if he's really doing stuff in bangaldesh whcih I am not sure he is
are any of your ex students/connectors able to tell me if they know anyone at these spaces who'd have a quick cafe with me  1 2 3
chris girls asian infrastructure investment branding gaiib.com whatsapp us 2403168157
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On Sunday, 1 April 2018, 23:27:29 GMT-4, William Lee <williammslee@gmail.com> wrote:
The info below may be of interest to you -
especially speakers Mr. Zhou Moming 
and Prof. Scott Rozelle from Stanford.
Billy

From: USC U.S.-China Institute a shape="rect" href="mailto:uschina@usc.edu" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">uschina@usc.edu>
Date: Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 9:01 AM
Subject: Less than a week away - China: Finding Solutions, April 6, 2018
To: williammslee@gmail.com


Dear William:  
 
We hope you won't miss this unusual opportunity. Please register today for our "Finding Solutions" conference on Friday, April 6. You'll have a chance to hear a mix of business people, journalists, organization leaders, and scholars discuss the innovative ways companies, non-profit organizations and individuals are working to address some of China's most pressing challenges, such as housing, education, poverty, environment, health, food safety, and habitat preservation.
More information about the panels and speakers is below. Click here to rsvp for Finding Solutions. Seating is limited and registration will close soon. Thanks to our sponsors for their invaluable support. 

Space is limited. Register now online or mail in your registration (please include the check, your name, email, and address) to secure your seat and to save money.
Registration (includes the admission, conference goodies, refreshments, and lunch):
General $75
Students (must submit photo of student ID to uschina@usc.edu$25

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    Joanna Smith-Ramani is the Associate Director at the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program, leading the Expanding Prosperity Impact Collaborative (EPIC), a first-of-its-kind initiative in the field of consumer finance designed to accelerate knowledge synthesis and problem solving among a wide cross section of experts from applied, academic, government, and industry settings working on critical dimensions of financial security. Prior to joining FSP, Joanna served as Senior Innovation Director at the D2D Fund, leading the unit that designs, tests, and evaluates promising financial service innovations. Joanna has led national and state legislative campaigns, resulting in the passage of a federal law and over 10 state laws expanding a savings innovation. Joanna holds a master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. in Urban Studies from Barnard College, Columbia University. She serves on the CASH Campaign of Maryland Board and is also a Leadership Montgomery County Core 2018 member.
  • Cat Song
    CIONew Dawn Fund, North America
    Cat Song
    CIONew Dawn Fund, North America
    Cat Song is Co-Founder and General Counsel of Exsulcoin, as well as an active angel investor and board advisor with interests in real estate, technology, art, and philanthropy. Cat has a B.S. in Cognitive Psychology from Tulane University, a B.S.M. in Finance from the A.B. Freeman School of Business, and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where she had the opportunity to study under the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

    Cat is an author and speaker on the legal issues surrounding blockchain, ICOs, TGEs, TAOs, cryptocurrencies, cyber crimes, art, and refugee integration. She authored The Burkenroad Report on Meadowcraft, Inc, distributed to over 3,000 investors and featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Wall Street Transcript Buyside, The Chronicle of Higher Education, CNN-fn, and CNBC. Her ventures have been mentioned in Forbes, ICO Crowd Magazine, BusinessNewsDaily, Thrive Global, Money Inc, Hackernoon, and the Huffington Post.

    A long-time advocate for anti-human trafficking initiatives, immigration, and legal rights for low-income populations, Cat's professional network includes entrepreneurs, investors, institutions and real estate companies in the United States, the E.U., Russia, Australia, Singapore, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. With strong marketing skills and an extensive network, Cat's enterprises get access to unconventional deal flow, oversubscribed deals, and unique sources of funding.

    Cat’s past and present projects include: serving as an advisory board member of Satoshi Capital B.V., advisory board member of RealVest, Managing Partner of The Croft Development Group and Croft Capital Partners, CIO of The New Dawn Fund, Co-Founder and CEO of Elemental Media, and GC of Faircap Angels.
  • Purva Sule
    DirectorBMO Financial Group
  • Gina Taylor Cotter
    General Manager of Global Commercial FinancingAmerican Express
  • Sally Taylor-Shoff
    Scores Vice PresidentFICO
  • Denise Thomas
    CEO & Co-founderApplePie Capital
    Denise Thomas
    CEO & Co-founderApplePie Capital
    Denise Thomas is a proven and dynamic leader who has spent more than 20 years helping entrepreneurial companies develop breakthrough ideas. Her public and private company expertise spans the financial services, technology, healthcare and online services industries, she has founded 3 companies and led companies backed by leading venture capital firms, including Kleiner Perkins, Mohr Davidow and Sequoia Capital. In the Financial Technology (FinTech) industry, Denise is considered a visionary and highly respected executive leader. Her current venture, San Francisco-based ApplePie Capital, is the first online lender to focus exclusively on the franchise industry. As Founder and CEO of ApplePie Capital, Denise has raised over $27 million in venture funding. Part of Denise’s motivation in founding ApplePie Capital is her passion for creating access to capital and ApplePie is fundamentally democratizing access to the capital markets for franchisee entrepreneurs. Franchising is a prolific generator of economic activity and job creation across the country.
  • Victoria Treyger
    Chief Revenue OfficerKabbage
  • Lucia Villar
    Director of InvestmentsCommunity Investment Management
    Lucia Villar
    Director of InvestmentsCommunity Investment Management
    Lucia Villar is a Director of Investments at Community Investment Management (CIM), an institutional impact investment manager. CIM provides debt funding for responsible innovation in lending to U.S. small businesses and underserved borrowers in which the long-term interests of borrowers and investors are aligned. In her investment role at CIM, Lucia seeks to partner with innovative lenders that demonstrate strong financial performance and a commitment to responsible, transparent, and borrower-centric lending practices. Lucia has deep expertise in financial services and Fintech, having held senior leadership titles at Earnest and as a consultant in McKinsey’s Financial Institutions Group. Lucia began her career in the microfinance sector, working at ACCION International and Citi Foundation. She holds an undergraduate degree from Tufts University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
  • Laura Wagner
    CEODigitzs
    Laura Wagner
    CEODigitzs
    Laura is a high-energy strategic visionary known for proven and profitable niche solutions in the payments space. She began her career more than 20 years ago when she pioneered card acceptance in McDonald’s. More recently, she launched the first real-time white label merchant boarding solution for software platforms. She believes that commerce should be magical for all involved. Making crypto payments painless with Digits is her new passion project.
  • Olivia Wang
    Vice PresidentZhenFund
    Olivia Wang
    Vice PresidentZhenFund
    Olivia Wang is Vice President and Head of US for ZhenFund, the largest early stage venture fund in China. Olivia expanded ZhenFund’s US presence, having opened up its Silicon Valley office in 2016, and oversees its cross border investments. Before spearheading the US initiatives, Olivia was on the Beijing investment team at ZhenFund for over two years. ZhenFund was an early investor in Huobi, DDEX, Republic Protocol, Maicoin, Blockseer, IOST, Thunderella, Basecoin, and recently have made additional investments in the space.

    Olivia joined Huobi, China’s largest bitcoin exchange, in 2014 as an early employee and first head of global BD. She served as Board member from 2014 to Jan 2018.

    Prior to Huobi, Olivia worked at Credit Suisse from 2011 ro 2013 as the China internet specialist. She likes Foucault and Nietzsche. Olivia was also named Forbes 30 under 30 for VC in 2017.
  • Sheila Warren
    Head of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger TechnologyWorld Economic Forum

  • Sheila Warren
    Head of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger TechnologyWorld Economic Forum
    Sheila began her career as a Wall Street attorney before turning to philanthropy and non-profit tech over a decade ago. She has represented banks, philanthropists and progressive non-profits. Most recently, she was VP of strategic alliances and general counsel of TechSoup, the global social enterprise that has connected civil society organizations around the world with over $9bn in donated tech-based resources. Previously, Sheila also designed and launched NGOsource, a service focused on international grant making. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law.
    Maria Weaver
    Chief People OfficerFunding Circle
  • Eva Wong
    Co-Founder & COOBorrowell
    Eva Wong
    Co-Founder & COOBorrowell
    Eva Wong is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Borrowell, a financial technology company that helps Canadians make great decisions about credit. Through its free credit score monitoring, personal loans and bank partnerships, Borrowell empowers consumers to improve their financial well-being and be the hero of their credit. Borrowell was named to the Fintech 100, a list of the top 100 fintech companies globally compiled by KPMG. With a background in management consulting and business development, Eva has worked in both the private and not-for-profit sectors in North America and abroad.

    Eva was named one of 20 tech start-up founders to follow by Twitter Canada, is on the 2017 Women in FinTech Powerlist and was a finalist for LendIt’s 2017 "Fintech Woman of the Year." Eva holds degrees from Harvard University and Queen’s School of Business.
  • Catherine Wood
    CEO/CIOARK INVEST
  • Stephanie Yeh
    DirectorCredit Suisse
  • Magdalena Yesil
    Executive ChairDriveInformed
  • Wendy Zorick
    Director of Portfolio AnalyticsMosaic
    • Julapa Jagtiani
      Senior Special Advisor, Supervision Regulation and CreditPhiladelphia Fed
    • Rosemary Kelley
      Senior Managing DirectorKroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.
    • Allison Kelly
      Senior Vice President of Strategic InitiativesCDC Small Business Finance
    • Clara Kim
      Global Head of Marketing, Product Development, and Client RelationsColchis
    • Beth Knickerbocker
      Chief Innovation OfficerOffice of the Comptroller of the Currency
    • Laura Krashakova
      CEOSpacequant, Inc.

As we prepare to head to Oxford for the 15th Annual Skoll World Forum, we are delighted to introduce you to our 2018 Skoll Awardees for Social Entrepreneurship!

“Working side-by-side with those most affected by violence, injustice, or exclusion, these six social entrepreneurs—five of whom are women—have drawn upon an array of technologies to design their innovative solutions,” said Sally Osberg, President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation. “In tackling issues ranging from financial inclusion to clean energy to poverty alleviation, these pioneering leaders, together with their teams and partners, demonstrate the potential for lasting equilibrium change.”

Each of these six Awardees leads an organization that shows great promise of outsized impact.

Callisto dismantles barriers to reporting sexual assault through its online platform, which provides survivors with new reporting options and institutions with actionable data to guard against and respond to the problem.

myAgro is a pioneering mobile layaway savings model that enables smallholder farmers to invest in the high-quality inputs that will improve their harvests and lift them out of poverty.

SELCO builds a holistic ecosystem that increases the accessibility, affordability, and sustainability of renewable energy for the poor.

Global Health Corps seeds the field of global health with young, non-traditional talent, building a network of innovative future leaders through its distinctive leadership program.

Code for America helps build and deploy open-source technology in partnership with governments to make their public services simple, effective, and easy to use by citizens.

Angaza provides a pay-as-you-go technology platform to increase affordability of clean energy products for the world’s one billion off-grid customers.

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Watch live as these remarkable social entrepreneurs accept their Awards at the Skoll World Forum Awards Ceremony (#skollwf) on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 4:00-6:00PM (GMT+1). skoll.org/live

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