2020 Woman of Influence
Honoring Julie Henning

Julie Henning Woman of Influence 2020

Woman of Influence Award Dinner
September 24, 2020

On Thursday, September 24, 2020 Pearl S. Buck International will host the annual Woman of Influence Award dinner at the Estate Pavilion on the grounds of the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark, in Hilltown, Pennsylvania.  The dinner and award presentation will be from 6-8 PM.

2020 Woman of Influence Honoree: Julie Henning

Each year the Woman of Influence Award honors our founder, Pearl S. Buck, by recognizing women who continue in her footsteps. Pearl Buck holds an especially close place in the heart of the 2020 Woman of Influence award winner, Julie Henning, who was raised as Ms. Buck’s daughter. Ms. Henning is an Amerasian born in South Korea during the Korean War. At age 13, Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck brought Ms. Henning to America and raised as her daughter.

Today, Ms. Henning has a family of her own—a loving husband, two married sons with wonderful wives, and five energetic grandsons. She is a retired educator who loves to share her story of hope and grace with churches and civic organizations. She continues to advocate for Amerasians through newspaper articles, radio interviews, national television, and U.S. Congressional hearings.

Ms. Henning was honored to present the Pearl S. Buck Woman of the Year (now Woman of Influence) Award to Korean First Lady Madame Lee He Ho in 2001. Her memoir, A Rose in a Ditch, was published in 2019.

Join Us for a VIP Reception, Elegant Dinner, and Award Presentation

Woman of Influence, an elegant charitable event, will attract more than 200 community and business leaders who will celebrate Ms. Henning. Click here for the full list of honorees from 1979-2019.

We hope that you will join us on this special evening to honor Ms. Henning.

Health and Safety Guidelines

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year Woman of Influence will be a hybrid event, with both an in-person socially distanced dinner and a virtual livestream. We will be following CDC guidelines for gatherings in outdoor venues. We are asking guests to follow safety and health measures that we have put into place for visitors:

  • Please wear a mask when on the Pearl S. Buck International premises.
  • Please do a health self-assessment before joining us that evening. If you have a fever or are feeling unwell, please stay home.
  • Please social distance from other Woman of Influence guests.
  • Please utilize, as necessary, the hand sanitizer that will be available during the event.
Ticket Information

If you already purchased a ticket for the Woman of Influence original date, please click on the button below to confirm you will be joining us to honor Julie Henning as our Woman of Influence on our new date. If you are unable to join us, please contact Jill Reeder at jreeder@pearlsbuck.org to convert your ticket to the virtual event or to get a refund.

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Thanks to our generous sponsors who help to make this event possible. Proceeds from this annual event benefit the work of Pearl S. Buck International in bridging cultures and changing lives. For sponsorship opportunities contact Heather Harter, Director of Development at hharter@pearlsbuck.org or 215-249-0100 x 130.