Charlot Diskerud Malin brought Voss Foundation’s Women Helping Women project to the attention of some 80 San Francisco women during a luncheon event at the Ritz-Carlton on October 14, 2014. The event recognized the Voss Foundation 2014 Women Helping Women Honoree Kristy Caylor, co-founder, president and creative director of Maiyet, a luxury fashion brand.
Maiyet’s current collection is inspired by ancient techniques of master craftsmen from places such as India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Mongolia, and Peru. In addition to sourcing from global artisans, Maiyet deploys customized training programs that help its partners create higher-quality products, while at the same time promoting stability and prosperity in their communities.
Also at the luncheon, Kara Gerson announced the Voss Foundation’s 2014 Women Helping Women Project: DR Congo. The plan includes a return to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to provide access to clean, safe drinking water to the community of Kalebuka, a borehole at the site of the Georges Malaika School for Girls. The project was started in 2010 by Women Helping Women honoree Noella Coursaris Musunka.
The San Francisco Women Helping Women luncheon raised nearly $40,000 for the 2014 Congo project.
Photos by Drew Altizer Photography
Click here to check out Red Carpet Bay Area’s coverage of the Women Helping Women event in San Francisco, 2012.