BCD Speaker Series – Exploited women: How hope can be restored through socially responsible business

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015

Location: 一坐一忘丽江主题餐厅(三里屯店<http://www.dianping.com/shop/1906357朝阳区 三里屯北小街1号(德国使馆 /婕妮路超市/)

Yi Zuo Yi Wang Lijiang-themed Restaurant (Sanlitun branch), Chaoyang District, Sanlitun Bei Xiao Jie 1 (next to the German Embassy and Jenny Lou’s)

Reservations under: Lin 林

Can exploited women get out of the cycle of exploitation? What is it like in China for these women and what can be done? How is their story different from stories of other women in different countries?

Join Becca Bunch, the Communications Director of Starfish Project, this Saturday night to hear about the transformations and challenges that women in China have faced and what they have done to restore hope.

About the speaker: Becca Bunch is the Communications Director of Starfish Project, a social enterprise dedicated to restoring hope to exploited women in Asia. Becca graduated from Bethel College with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology.

About the organization: The Starfish Project is a socially responsible business, which designs, manufactures, and sells jewelry, which provides alternative employment for women who have been trapped in exploitation. After successfully developing the business model and holistic care program, Starfish Project is expanding into other cities in order to help even more women. As of 2013, the Project now operates and offers employment and care to exploited women in 3 different cities in Asia. Starfish Project is committed to restoring hope for each woman who enters its doors.

BCD Speaker Series Presents: Technology, the silver bullet in education?

Time: September 12th, 7 pm

Location: A Wang Asian Kitchen
朝阳区 东三环中路7号财富金融中心(FFC)B1层B111
Dongsanhuan zhonglu 7 B1 unit B111

Reservation under: Grace Lee
Please RSVP at: http://bcd-presents-meredith-karazin.eventbrite.com

Most of what we do today is via technology—we send WeChats to our friends, we buy what we need online from Taobao or Amazon, and almost all of our business is done through emailing – but what about how we learn?

Meredith Karazin, the co-founder and Managing Director of LearnLab /光合空间, answer some interesting questions at this BCD about education technology in China such as:

– What does the education innovation landscape in China look like?
– Is technology the silver bullet in education? How will it change opportunity?
– What are the hot companies in education technology in China and what are the future trends?


Meredith Karazin is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of LearnLab /光合空. • Meredith has 10+ years of education and non-profit experience in the US and China, including:
• COO of Teach For China, a non-profit that expands educational equity in China, during a period of four-fold organizational growth.
• Former strategy consultant, independently and at The Bridgespan Group (a spin-off of Bain & Company), and consulted for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

LearnLab / 光合空间 is a new education-tech community and accelerator program that helps entrepreneurs transform education for all learners. The LearnLab accelerator program is available for early-stage education tech companies and provides a set of resources to increase entrepreneurs’ success.