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Sapiens Programming presents a robust calendar of events that touch on Impact themes and cultural/social offerings. At the core, Sapiens events aim to foster a culture of inclusion and belonging and speak to the power of human connection and collaboration. Sapiens Impact Events bring together thought-leaders, provokers and innovators to tackle local and global issues across many sectors.

April 29, 2022 5:30 pm PST
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Sapiens Signature Event: The Silicon Valley Podcast w/host Shawn Flynn
Location: United States, Menlo Park
A live taping of The Silicon Valley Podcast with host Shawn Flynn and his special guest on a fresh Impact topic!
Join us for great conversation, drinks, and light bites. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today!

Our special guest is Wendy Shew, Founder of Building Education.

Building Education is a non-profit organization that serves to eliminate extreme poverty by building 1,000 schools and sponsoring education to spark a legacy of change. When an earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, 2015, and damaged 9,000 schools, Wendy traveled to Nepal three months after to support earthquake disaster relief. She founded Building Education in 2017 with the vision to help others transform tragedy into purpose in rising out of poverty.

Before community service work, Wendy studied aviation, learned to fly single-engine prop planes, and worked in the international aviation business as a jet engine specialist.
After volunteering in October 2014 at a girl's orphanage in India, she quit her job four months later, sold all her things, and left the country to travel the world across Asia, Europe, and Africa for six years.
 
Wendy traveled throughout India as a solo female traveler, mentoring young girls. She spent one year in Thailand, teaching in a rural village and weeks in forest monasteries meditating with monks. Her favorite experience in India was visiting Vrindavan, where she went to volunteer at the widows' mission in Hindu temples, where currently over 6,000 widows in India reside. She coincidentally met the Dalai Lama and made her way to Tanzania, where she worshiped with hundreds of children from a local hospital on Easter.

RSVPs are required for entry- even guests. Anyone arriving without providing their RSVP through the website before midnight Thursday will be charged $50 at the door for entry.