Women’s education and visionary leadership are the best hope for Southeast Asia's future
Many qualified young women from rural areas can't pursue
higher education, as there is no university housing
Harpswell women are chosen for their intelligence, ambition, and leadership potential
Harpswell alumnae are advancing quickly in their careers and public life
In Cambodia, for example, we provide a safe, supportive home and and a curriculum
focused on critical thinking and leadership training for exceptional young university women
Harpswell students enjoy cultural exploration, community, and friendship
Harpswell women join a sisterhood of support, guidance, and inspiration
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Cambodian Minister of Women's Affairs Ing Kantha Phavi with Harpswell women

Our ASEAN Program in Women’s Leadership brings together dynamic young
women leaders from all 10 Southeast Asia nations to learn and share together


The Harpswell Foundation’s mission is to equip young women in Southeast Asia with leadership skills, education, and a supportive network.

We envision a new generation of women leaders who create and inspire positive social change.

Facts and Figures:

Harpswell graduates include lawyers, journalists, engineers, teachers, professors, government staff, bankers, business entrepreneurs and NGO executives.

of current students are the first generation in their families to attend university
of graduates obtained advanced degrees; over 33% of graduates have studied abroad
of graduates work in the public or non-profit sectors, inspiring positive social change
of alumnae feel that Harpswell has helped them become a leader

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