• Chinese Calligraphy Arts

    An Exhibition by Jinling Fu

  • C&V Introduction

    C&V Introductions are two-hour introductory meetings that explain to participants the cultural significance of volunteering in the US, and how to find volunteering opportunities related to their interest and career experience.

  • Welcoming Coffee

    An informal gathering where WBFN members provide information and useful tips on obtaining a driver’s license, healthcare, childcare, cell phones and other practical issues

  • Spouse/Partner Orientation Program
    Spouse/Partner Orientation

    All WBG spouses/partners are invited to attend this short version of the orientation given to new WBG staff, offered by WBFN in partnership with the WBG.

It is 3.40 in the morning. I check the dining table one last time to make sure that everything is ready. No fancy meals on the table, only good nutrition that can supply enough energy for my family to make it through the 16-hour day of fasting.

Many World Bank Group (WBG) families face the unique challenges of moving their lives across the globe regularly. It is often the spouses and partners that play the role of managing these moves, and the changes and transitions that come along with them.

The “One Billion Rising” campaign began as a call to action based on the staggering UN statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than one billion women and girls.

WBFN’s 2014 Annual Dinner took place on Tuesday, May 13. The MC East Dining Room provided an intimate and welcoming venue for about 130 WBFN members, staff, Bank partners, and supporters to come together to celebrate a wonderfully successful and productive year.

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Join Us!

We invite all spouses and partners of WBG staff to join us as WBFN members. Register here!