CBS Women in Asia Conference Room

The Women’s Committee of the CBS Hong Kong Alumni Club is joining the Manhattanville Women's Initiative (details below) by spearheading a campaign to raise $250,000 to name a conference room for CBS Women in Asia. Located on the third floor of Henry R. Kravis Hall, conference room 394 seats ten and boasts view of the Hudson River and the future Columbia University Climate School. This conference room is a key location for departmental meetings, strategy sessions, and collaborations with colleagues across the School and the University.

Thank you for joining this effort in recognizing and elevating CBS alumnae and friends throughout Asia! All donors will be listed on the digital Women's Initiative donor wall directly outside of the Board Room, named for the Women of CBS, in Geffen Hall. Donors contributing $10,000 or more to the CBS Women in Asia Conference Room will be listed on the physical Women's Initiative donor wall in front of the Board Room in Geffen Hall. Additionally, the first 35 participants will be included on a plaque inside the CBS Women in Asia Conference Room.

Consortium Gift

The Manhattanville Women’s Initiative 

Columbia Business School opened its doors in 1916, admitting women at the outset. Eleven faculty members taught the inaugural class of 61 students, eight of which were women. Decades later, schools across the country followed—opening doors to women leaders who make the world a better place. In January 2022, CBS opened its doors once again to its new buildings, Henry R. Kravis Hall and David Geffen Hall, on the Manhattanville Campus. Filled with light, leading technology, flexible spaces, and ample room, these new facilities serve as the perfect place to learn, build community, confront today’s big questions, and educate the future business leaders who will have a real impact on the world.

As we embark on the next century of excellence, the Manhattanville Women’s Initiative is a positive force for bringing greater visibility to the women who drive our mission forward, by increasing the representation of named spaces by and for women in Columbia Business School’s new buildings. This trailblazing initiative has resulted in a 150% increase in named spaces by women. Prominent spaces are still available for naming in the range of $125,000 to $25 million, including dedicated study rooms, conference rooms, offices, lounges, and lobbies. We invite you to join us in better reflecting the critical role women play on campus and to celebrate and inspire all women of CBS – past, present, and future.

Join the Initiative

For credit card gifts, please visit and indicate, “Manhattanville Women’s Initiative – Women in Asia Conference Room” under allocation instructions.

Residents of Hong Kong can make tax deductible gifts through the Columbia University Hong Kong Fund, via a wire transfer of cash. The Columbia University Hong Kong Fund is registered under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. For transfer details, please contact Elymar Kolev by email at [email protected] or by phone at (212) 851-4303.

If you are interested in individual naming opportunities or have any questions, please contact Sami Mihali at [email protected]