Hard Beat Executive Helps Put Spotlight On Women & Social Responsibility At UN

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Hard Beat’s Felicia J. Persaud, at podium, moderating the ‘Women in Business and Social Responsibility’ panel during the Empowering Women through Design 2014 symposium at the UN on July 18, 2014.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. July 21, 2014: Just weeks after enduring a major surgery, Hard Beat Communications executive, Felicia J. Persaud, was at the UN on Nelson Mandela International Day to help put the spotlight on Women and Social Responsibility.

Hosted by the China Women’s Development Foundation (CWDF), the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP), the Sino American Friendship Association (SAFA) and the Sino American Culture and Arts Foundation (SACAF), the symposium was held at the United Nations’ Headquarters on Friday, July 18, 2014 under the theme, ‘Empowering Women through Design.’

The ‘Women In Business And Social Responsibility’ panel was moderated by Persaud who stressed that it is indeed sad that “women still earn only 77 cents for every dollar that men earned in the United States.” She also cited a study conducted by researchers at Catalyst and Harvard Business School that suggested that “what’s good for women is good for business and also for society as a whole.”

Panelists discussing the issue included Roberta Annan, Founder of Frallain Inc. and CEO and Founder of Roberta Annan Consulting LLC (RAC), Cindy Ye, President of ANL Express, Ning Lu, Design Principal of Lu Ning Architecture PLLC and Tilsa Wright, author and publisher of SYM online magazine.

The symposium was attended by a global list of delegates including Zhang, MeiFang, Deputy Consul General of the General Consulate of the People’s Republic of China in NY; Yao, ShaoJun, Chief of the Social Affairs Section of the Permanent Mission of China to UN; Stewart J. Greenleaf, Sate Senator of Pennsylvania; Peter Zhang, President of Sino-American Friendship Association and Li, Li, President of Sino-American Culture and Arts Foundation and was followed by a charity dinner supported by Tiffany & Co., China Daily and ANL Express, which aimed to raise US $1 million at an auction to benefit the “Water Cellar for Mothers Project,” which supports poverty stricken women and families in rural areas with chronic water shortages in both China and Kenya and the “Talented Youth in Design” of New York.

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