Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy

It's hard to express how delighted I am to be hosting the dynamic John Wood for the launch of his new book Creating Room to Read. Not only will he describe his success stories in spreading literacy around the world, but will share his unique model which uses business practices to strengthen his charitable work.
If you share our passion for books, learning, and literacy, please join us for an inspirational evening (and bring your friends)! You can register here - I hope to see you there! 

John Wood
Creating Room to Read
John Wood
Former Microsoft Executive
The Fairmont Pacific Rim
Monday, February 18, 2013
5:30 pm  Registration & Reception
6:00 pm  Speaker with Q&A
7:00 pm  Reception
7:30 pm  Private Dinner with tax receipt (Optional)
“A refreshing reminder of the power of libraries—their ability to transform individual lives and strengthen communities.”
-Melinda Gates
“John Wood is building a global movement around literacy and gender equality. Creating Room to Read offers a blueprint for transforming lives…and eventually the world.”
-Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
Social entrepreneur and founder of Room to Read, John Wood talks about theleaps-and-bounds growth of the award-winning non-profit he started after leaving an executive position with Microsoft. From pushing forward with a new library in post-tsunami Sri Lanka to embarking into new territory in Africa, John takes you on a journey on how Room to Read started as a fledging start-up and in twelve short years became an enormously successful global organization thatimpacts more than 7 million children worldwide through its innovative literacy programs.
People at the highest levels of finance, government, and philanthropy will embrace the opportunity to learn Wood's inspiring business model and blueprint for doing good. And general readers will loveCreating Room to Read for itsspellbinding story of one man's mission to put books within every child's reach.