The World Affairs Councils of America’s Cover to Cover webinar on Wednesday, July 13 at 2:00-3:00 PM ET features author Jillian Haslam as she speaks about her new book: A Voice Out of Poverty.
A Voice Out of Poverty is a raw and inspiring memoir. Haslam tells the story of her childhood in the slums of Calcutta. Growing up in poverty, Haslam overcame disease, malnutrition, and tragedy. Despite the severity of her family’s living circumstances, she completed her education and landed her first major employment as a personal assistant to the CEO at Bank of America in India. Haslam rose through the ranks and is now dedicated to addressing the root causes of poverty through the Bank of America's Charity and Diversity Network in India and her own nonprofit organizations. Her story speaks to the intersection of poverty, race, and gender. Register for our program to learn about Haslam's memoir and current work.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jillian Haslam was born in 1970 and raised primarily in the slums in Calcutta, where she faced a childhood of extreme poverty. Haslam is a renowned speaker and has appeared at countless prestigious organizations, including the University of Cambridge, Bank of America, Bank of England, PwC, Nova Nordisk, Barclays, and more. She also has been honored with a growing list of awards, including the prestigious Mother Teresa Memorial International Award, The True Legend Award from The Telegraph, and the Asian Woman of the Year Award by The Independent. She has launched six nonprofits focused on educational programming for students.