Inspirational Women Series was founded in September 2016 by Megan Foo. Megan is an undergraduate at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Originally from Hong Kong, Megan is currently concentrating in Finance and minoring in International Development. On campus, she is involved with numerous research initiatives related to women’s empowerment and development economics. She is also a member of Wharton Women, Wharton China Business Society, Penn Faith and Action, and Wharton Impact Investing Partners. Deeply passionate about the intersections between business, gender equality, international development and social impact, Megan has written extensively about these areas on platforms including The Huffington Post and GirlsGlobe.org.
From November 2013 to September 2015, Megan was a blogger at Women LEAD Nepal, a nonprofit organization that empowers adolescent girls in Nepal to be leaders through education and mentorship. In this role, she ran a weekly “Inspiring Woman Leader Spotlight” interview column to highlight the efforts and achievements of female community and organizational leaders across the world. As she conducted these interviews, she realized the relevance of celebrating women change-makers in the overall movement of women’s empowerment and decided to create a blog that achieved exactly this.