Neli Vazquez Rowland at Harvard University Empowher 2015



November 20, 2015 (Cambridge, MA)– A Safe Haven Foundation President Neli Vazquez Rowland spoke at the Harvard Extension Entrepreneurship and Real Estate Association Empowher 2015, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Conference.

“It was truly an honor to speak on behalf of A Safe Haven Foundation at Empowher 2015. As an anchor organization in Illinois, A Safe Haven strives to instigate change in the way we solve homelessness. Our nationally recognized Social Enterprise Business Model sets a new precedent as to how we should approach this issue on an individual, community and societal level,” said A Safe Haven President Neli Vazquez Rowland. “By addressing the root causes of homelessness in a sustainable manner, we are able to empower not only women, all those who enter our care to transform their lives and achieve self-sufficiency”.

Empowher 2015 is a Harvard-Wide Event in collaboration with the Harvard Graduate Professional Student Government (HPSG); distinguished women-entrepreneurs from across the nation gather to share their initiatives with the next generation of female business leaders. The event is organization in conjunction with Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED); a global initiative with the mission to celebrate, support and empower women entrepreneurship worldwide, which was initiated in 2014 by WED Worldwide Movement in partnership with the United Nations and the U.S. State Department.