"Celebrating Girls Who One Day Will Influence the World"

May 16, 2015 • Saturday • 12:00 - 4:30 PM @ the Crown Room • Fairmont Hotel San Francisco

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We're proud to announce the community leaders who have agreed to lead the roundtables and share their expertise with the "100 Girls Who One Day Will Influence The World" at the Tea & Conversation with San Francisco First Lady Anita Lee and Noosheen Hashemi, President, The HAND Foundation.

  • J. Louise McGinnis Barber, Associate Vice President, Western Region Director, HDR - - ENGINEERING
  • Lisa Adukia, Enterprise Change Leader, PG&E - - MATH
  • Lotus Child, Founder/Creative Director, Arson Agency  - - ARTS
  • Sarah Stewart, PhD, Senior Research Engineer, Bosch - - MATH

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Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP

Priscilla Vivio



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About Anita Lee

First Lady Anita Lee is passionate about girls issues, particularly in her native China. She has organized medical missions to China, raising money for supplies and recruiting doctors and support staff to travel from the US to China to address cleft lip that scars girls both emotionally and physically but is easily remedied by a relatively simple procedure that is, nevertheless, out of reach for many low-income families who have little access to medical care. Anita’s work has touched the poorest girls in several provinces in China.

As a working mother, Anita raised their two daughters Tania and Brianna, both of whom attended San Francisco public schools and graduated from Lowell High School. Tania, received her BA at UC Santa Cruz and a master’s in International Relations from the New School in New York City, is currently based in New York and works for the International Rescue Committee, a global NGO that focuses on humanitarian causes. Younger sister Brianna received a BA from UC Berkeley and has a master’s degree in Global Affairs from New York University. She is currently working at PBS in New York City and supports the nationally syndicated television news series “Need to Know.”

About Noosheen Hashemi

Noosheen Hashemi, President and Co-Founder of The HAND Foundation, is a philanthropist with a passion for entrepreneurship and economic development. Since 2003, she has led HAND Foundation’s efforts to prevent child sexual abuse, strengthen the global middle class and advance the philanthropic sector through educational and research grants.

Nosheen serves on the Board of Directors of the New America Foundation. Previously, she served on the board of the Iranian Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as the Advisory Board of Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives which she helped to found shortly after graduating from business school.

An immigrant from Iran as a teenager, she was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2008. She holds a B.S. in Economics from San Jose State University and an M.S. in Management from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business where she was a Sloan Fellow. She and her husband live in the Peninsula with their two children.

Participating Schools and Organizations

    1.Adell Middle School

    2.Al Sabeel Masjid Noor Al Islam

    3.Aptos Middle School

    4.Bessie Carmichael Elementary School

    5.Buena Vista Horace Mann School 

    6.Cesar Chavez Elementary School

    7.Charles Schwab, Co., Inc

    8.Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy

    9.Friendship House SF

    10.  Glen Park School

    11.  Girls Leading Girls

    12.  GirlVentures

    13.  Give Us The Floor

    14.  Grattan Elementary School

    15.  Highlands Christian School

    16.  KIPP Bayview Academy

    17.  Lorenzo Manor Elementary School

    18.  Love Never Fails

    19.  Marin Country Day School

    20.  Marin Youth Leadership School

    21.  Marshall Elementary School

    22.  Mission Girls Services

    23.  Mission Dolores Academy

    24.  Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) 

    25.  NexGENEGirls

    26.  Our Lady of Mercy School

    27.  Presidio Hill School

    28.  Rooftop Alternative K8 School

    29.  San Francisco Middle School 

    30.  School of the Epiphany

    31.  Sonoma Country Day School

    32.  St. Anne School

    33.  St. John Catholic School

    34.  St. Monica’s School

    35.  The Hamlin School

    36.  Thomas Edison School

    37.  West Portal Elementary School

    38.  Westbay Pilipino Multi-Service Center

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