Empowering Asian Women – Please support #aweasia14

AWE2014

Please Support #aweasia14

Thanks everyone who supported AWE ’13! Because of your help and affection, we successfully hosted our very first global conference.

Asian Women’s Empowerment Conference 2014

AWE 14 announcement

✪ Presented by AWE Organization (founder: Juno Kim)

✪ Website: http://conference.aweasia.org

✪ Twitter: @aweasia #aweasia14

✪ Facebook: AWE Organization

Last year, I wanted to present this idea to all of you through Kickstarter, but because I am a Korean citizen, I wasn’t able to register. I present AWE ’13 fundraising project on RunawayJuno.com instead, and many of my friends supported this wonderful project.
So this year, I’m continuing the tradition and asking for your help here again.

What is AWE?

Asian Women’s Empowerment is an organization dedicated to raise awareness and promote empowerment of women in Asian communities, and to encourage Asian women to follow their dreams and thrive with an independent lifestyle.

After the success of AWE 2013, we were convinced that this kind of event and organization was what all participants were looking for.

 

The AWE ‘14 will feature an inspiring program and workshops designed to promote empowerment and independence of women, to encourage and enable Asian women to break social moulds and restrictions to follow their dreams and achieve their ambitions in a male dominated society.

 

AWE '13 Keynote speaker Lek, of Save Elephant Foundation

AWE ’13 Keynote speaker Lek, of Save Elephant Foundation

 

Through the AWE, we want to spark inspiration and initiate action, and create a support system for Asian women who have the desire to achieve great things.

 

The conference will feature inspirational keynote speakers, who will share their stories of struggle and success, and provide real-world guidance as well as ambitious messages to all participants, workshops to enrich the experience of those who would like to take the first step towards an independent lifestyle and create a path for future success.

 

It is not about forming a feminist movement or an exclusive women’s club. It is a conference for both men and women of Asia to participate and collaborate on the possibilities and potentials in a social and positive environment.

 

 

AWE ’14 

✔    Conference Dates: October 31 – November 2, 2014

✔    Location: Wisma Bandaraya, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

✔    Conference Program*:

A draft of the conference program currently include:

–      Keynote address: Syria and the importance of education

–      Workshop session: Photography for woman

–      Panel session: Super moms – balancing work, home, and travel

–      Panel session: Dealing with medical conditions and/or disabilities

–      Session: Energy equation – importance of living a happy life

–      Panel session:  Q&A – All about Travel

–      Speak up AWE 1, 2
*More to come
*Session subjects, dates, and times are subject to change.

 

How You Can Help

I’m asking you to be a part of this conference as an honorary guest.
I have reduced the attendee price hoping to encourage more women from as many countries as possible. Despite the registration fee ($40-60) being a relatively high cost for participants in this region of the world, the money still doesn’t cover our operating costs.

 

Where Does Your Money Go?

Your money goes directly to cover the expenses of the conference. Last year, the entire donation covered the honorariums for our speakers. Without your help, AWE ’13 wouldn’t have happened.

We need an auditorium, meeting room, digital equipment, and operating fee for the conference. We also intend to cover the expenses of the speakers and staffs who have set their heart in making this project come to life.

 

Why Donate?

We seek funding to cover the gap between our ticket and actual costs for the event. The financial risk of not raising enough funds is our biggest obstacle in this project. Using a substantial conference hall is essential to host a global event like AWE. We have reached out to a few other resources for their support, but we have yet to raise the money needed to make this conference run successfully.



Donation





 
Wish to support more than $100 USD? We’d appreciate it! Please click this button below.





 

Success of AWE ‘13

✔    Date: November 8 – 10, 2013

✔    Location: The 5 Elements Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

✔    Participants: 70

✔    Demographic: Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Korea, Singapore, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Australia, USA

✔    Ticket price: US$35 – 42 (includes: two meals, drinks, sessions, keynote addresses)

 

AWE '13

AWE ’13

 

Messages from our participants

“AWE Asia 2013 was an amazing event no doubt. The whole event was a lot of fun and most importantly it was needed. As an Asian woman, living in the Asian society, it can be difficult. It was amazing to see so many women who changed that perspective, that it was possible to turn your dreams into reality in this culture and tradition-centered society without abandoning that culture itself.

There were just so many stories during AWE Asia that made me think “oh, I’ve been there, and so has she, I’m not alone!”, it was great to have these women to come from all over the world with so many background and to share them in this event. AWE Asia was inspiring, eye-opening and just simply amazing.”
-Agata Filina, Indonesia-

 

“It isn’t everyday you get motivation to do anything for ourselves. Everything we do are often for other people, for our parents, for our husbands, for our children and for our employers. Women are so busy taking care of others that we don’t often slow down to think about what we want and where we want to be.

AWE has given us the opportunity to really think about us, about ourselves, our goals and our dreams and with like-minded women in the room who have done it, the event had given me the motivation and inspiration to really think about me.”
-Amy McPherson, Australia
“I personally believe this kind of event should be continued, and even better if it can be done in different countries each year.”
-Amalla Vesta, Indonesia



Donation





 
Wish to support more than $100 USD? We’d appreciate it! Please click this button below.





 

Pledge: We Thank You

 

US$20

❖ Big online shout out from our social media channels

❖ Subscription to our mailing list: you will be the first to know what’s going on in our organization.

 

US $40

❖ Honorary Member recognition: your name will be listed on our website and conference program

❖ Big online shout out from our social media channels

❖ Subscription to our mailing list: you will be the first to know what’s going on in our organization

 

$60

❖ Conference thank you bag

❖ Honorary Member recognition: your name will be listed on our website and conference program

❖ Big online shout out from our social media channels

❖ Subscription to our mailing list: you will be the first to know what’s going on in our organization

 

$100+

❖ Conference Benefactor recognition: your name will be listed on our website and conference program

❖ Conference thank you bag

❖ Big online shout out from our social media channels

❖ Subscription to our mailing list: you will be the first to know what’s going on in our organization

❖ Personalized thank you email and postcard with recognition of your support to successful conference

 

The Payment

1)   PayPal.com ([email protected]): please click the orange buttons to make your donation.

2) American Bank transfer

Wells Fargo routing #: 051400549/ Account #:5536378895/ Account name: Jiyeon Kim

3)   Korean Bank transfer

국민은행 (KB Star) 052-24-0407-417 예금주 윤인영 (account name: Yoon Inyoung)

[email protected]

4)   Indonesian Bank transfer

Bank Danamon (cabang Yogyakarta, Jalan Diponegoro)

Account Name: Agata Filiana/ Account No: 92311604

[email protected]

 

#If you wish to support us with other method, please contact me ([email protected]).
Thank You!

Me opening AWE '13

About Juno Kim

7 Responses to “Empowering Asian Women – Please support #aweasia14”

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  1. I’ll share this post on my social networking sites. I wasn’t able to attend last year and I’m hoping to go this year :)

  2. I sent you an email a few months ago…I imagine it went into your spam folder. Anyways I had offered to do a talk on pilgrimage (specifically the Camino de Santiago in Spain) if there is interest. Many women are afraid to travel solo on the Camino and my presentation offers tips on how to do it successfully. I’ll be in Nepal in October and could manage a side trip to Malaysia afterwards if I know the dates. Good luck!

  3. Katie says:

    Good luck on this year’s conference …. I know it will go off without a hitch!

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