Cherie was invited by the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco to "an in conversation" with Mary Cranston past Chair of the Club and Senior Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
Whilst visiting San Francisco earlier this month, Cherie met two Tony Blair Faith Foundation Fellows, Rachel Finn (Jewish) and Nina Pine (Buddhist) with Michael Pappas Executive Director from the San Francisco Interfaith Council where they are based for a year.
Rachel and Nina explained what drew them to apply to be Faith Fellows and the work they are doing to encourage interfaith dialogue. They then all had an animated general discussion.
Having visited Wireless Reach operations in Indonesia in August Cherie was also invited to pay a visit to their HQ in California during her short visit to the city.
Shawn Covell Vice President Wireless Reach initiative who had been in Indonesia welcomed her and following a tour of the Museum where she was able to see the history of the company to the present day she had a round table discussion with about 30 members of staff (mainly female) about the work that the company does in the mobile technology field and technical advances generally. She discussed the work of the CBFW with women and mobiles and the prospects of Qualcomm staff joining the Foundation's mentoring scheme.
She was also invited by the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco to "an in conversation" with Mary Cranston past Chair of the Club and Senior Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
Topics ranged over her upbringing, her legal career, her experiences in Downing Street and life after No 10. During the conversation she answered questions from the audience on a variety of topics. The event ended with Cherie signing copies of her book.