The Power of Women Entrepreneurs Leadership Conference is for women who want to empower their presence, amplify their voices and ignite possibilities in their work, community and beyond.
Join us as we unlock and celebrate our best selves through collaboration and engagement with an innovative community of women who foster the entrepreneurial spirit.
Reaching the top of the hip-hop dance world in 2010, Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos found themselves in the challenging position of being the only women in a male-dominated sport.
Competing at the most important international street-dance competition, Paris’s Juste Debout, it was the first time two women became World Champions in Hip Hop. Armed with boundless energy and huge amounts of talent, they annihilated the opposition. But what happens when they don’t come out on top? After one such disappointment, the first cracks began to appear in their friendship, and in spite of their shared passions, the girls’ different backgrounds and personalities come into conflict. The film captures two successful dancers in action, but also two young adults grappling with very different life questions. Where are your roots, and what elements of your culture do you bring along from your homeland? How do you keep your heritage alive, and how can you deal with all of these things within such a dynamic friendship? In a story stretching from Stockholm to New York, and, ultimately Soweto, director Tora Mårtens documents their struggles and successes and how their friendship is tested.
Join The Bay Area Justice Funders Network for a multi-dimensional conversation between members of BAJFN and movement leaders.
We will learn about resistance efforts on the ground & solidarity efforts in philanthropy, engage in strategic conversations between funders and community leaders about the next 100 days.
Celebrate with Spark as we raise a glass, funds, and awareness for our next grantee, Women Advocacy Project!
Women Advocacy Project (WAP) is a community-based organization in Zimbabwe that works to raise the voice and profile of women in the country, as well as work to increase their empowerment and agency.
With your help, Spark will sponsor their “Give us books, not husbands” Child Marriage Abolition Campaign designed to mobilize communities for the elimination of child marriage in Zimbabwe, informing local communities of the effects child marriage has on young girls, and petitioning the government to allow the rule of law on cases concerning child marriage. #GiveGirlsBooks
All proceeds from this event will go to Spark's grantmaking. Every $25 will allow a woman forced into a child marriage to find support, share her story and advocate for educational opportunities for girls in Zimbabwe.
Girls For A Change (GFAC) is in its 12th year of empowering girls to be social change agents in their own neighborhoods.
The Change Your World training is an 8-hour training session for middle school and high school girls.
- We will introduce girls to social change, and they will learn how they can take action in their community by creating a project in a day
- We will introduce social change through an interactive presentation that highlights women's history
- Girls will learn the difference between social change vs. community service
- Girls will leave ready to apply the 7-steps of Community -Based Planning, Organizing, and Advocacy
At the conclusion of the training, each girl that participates will be equipped with a social change project and become a Girls For A Change Girl Ambassador for Girls For A Change. The Change Your World Training is free, girls are welcome to bring their own bag lunch and snacks. However, we will be providing pizza and snacks.
Collaboratory: Housing and Preterm Birth by UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative
Community-academic partnerships are fundamental to the pursuit of research done differently. The UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi-CA) is proud to partner with the San Francisco State Health Equity Institute and four leading community-based organizations to engage and build the knowledge of our inaugural cohort of Benioff Community Innovators -- 10 women from San Francisco who are teamed up with SF State MPH students to explore programmatic and policy solutions that focus on the link between poor housing conditions and preterm birth.
Surviving the Swamp: The Pain of Entrepreneurship and Why We Do It Anyway - an Evening with Kelsey Crowe
Being okay with failure, even in front of your friends, can be very hard.
Join Young Women Social Entrepreneurs: San Francisco (YWSE-SF) with Kelsey Crowe to learn how to create a wide network for influence and help, using your social support system for resilience and validation when it just feels oh so hard. Kelsey has made her way through the 'swamp' of entrepreneurship, as founder of the nonprofit Help Each Other Out, and recently published a book.
Join Alliance for Girls and the Alliance's Membership Engagement Committee for a fun watch party!
We'll be screening an episode or two of the acclaimed Amazon Original series, "Good Girls Revolt," featuring actress Genevieve Angelson, who plays the lead and is keynoting at Alliance for Girls' annual conference in May!
"Good Girls Revolt" is inspired by real events in the late 1960s. The show follows Patti Robinson and her fellow female researchers at News of the Week, who decide to ask for equal treatment amidst a time when women in the newsroom are relegated to low-level positions and their contributions are not recognized.
The watch party is open to all Alliance members and the young women they serve.
There will be popcorn, other light snacks and beverages for all.
The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce's newest initiative with empowerment and education at its core.
Driving Change from Within, this event will focus on disrupting an industry, how to be a leader in business, and affecting change from your own sphere of influence.
This event highlights the Chamber's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and it is our hope that you will join us in supporting this impactful endeavor.
A premier Bay Area cocktail event celebrating prominent multi-generational civic leaders from across the region.
Honorees exemplify the mission of IGNITE by putting their beliefs into action, empowering other women, and transforming the communities they serve. Join us at the Historic San Francisco Mint for an evening of inspiring women, stirring stories, and great fun!