As an organization working toward the empowerment of women and girls in Nepal, we were thrilled at the news that the country’s first female speaker of the house, Onsari Gharti Magar, was elected on October 13. This, combined with the female incumbent president of Nepal, Bidhya Devi Bhandari makes for an unprecedented and inspiring time in Nepal’s advancement of women’s leadership. It is a truly positive thing when young girls have strong women in powerful positions to emulate as they develop their goals and dreams.
As for the work of the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation, the last several weeks have been a whirlwind of positive energy and fundraising, and we’re hoping you as the BMKF community will find it as motivating to get involved as we have.
Firstly, board members Teresa Olding and Chris Landschulz threw a fundraiser in Ballard that was both fun and successful. Not only did they raise an impactful amount of money, they also strengthened our group of supporters. They brought the space to life with good wine, delicious food, and inspiring information about our organization and our brilliant scholars.