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CFW 38th annual gathering: Nevertheless We Persist

October 31, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

It’s the 38th annual gathering of the Chicago Foundation for Women, and one you won’t want to miss.

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CFW reports:  “NEVERTHELESS, WE WILL PERSIST. We have ramped up our work because we believe that economic security, freedom from violence, and enhanced access to health services and information benefit all women and girls.

“NEVERTHELESS, WE WILL GIVE. In 2022, we awarded $3.4 million in responsive and strategic grants to 258 non-profits.”

Featuring keynote speaker Amanda Nguyen.

Amanda Nguyen is the founder of Rise, a 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, and a 2022 TIME Woman of the Year. Amanda’s 2021 viral video ignited a wave of collective action in the anti-Asian hate movement.

She made history by drafting and unanimously passing both the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights through the United States Congress and the Survivors’ Resolution through the United Nations General Assembly. Amanda’s directorial debut, Everything I Ever Wanted To Tell My Daughter About Men, won Best Feature at the 2022 Cannes Independent Film Festival.

She is the lead of the Emmy-nominated mini documentary Rise Above by Money Magazine. She servedthe White House, Department of State, and NASA, and is currently an Astronaut-Scientist Candidate at the Astronautical Science Institute. Amanda graduated from Harvard University.

For her work, Amanda has been named a Heinz Laureate, Forbes 30 Under 30, Foreign Policy 100, Frederick Douglass 100, TIME 100 Next, BBC 100, and Marie Claire Woman of the Year.



October 31, 2023
9:00 am - 11:30 am


Chicago Foundation for Women
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Sheraton Grand Riverwalk Chicago
301 E. North Water St.
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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