Equal Rights Advocates Host Screening Of ANITA And Open Discussion


“I did what my conscience told me to do, and you can’t fail if you do that.” – Anita Hill

It seems absurd to believe that a political scandal could bring about positive outcomes, but one fearless woman changed all of that and dramatically altered the dialogue around sexual harassment. Almost 23 years ago […]

Recap: Women Who Code Lightning Talks And Startup Weekend EDU In San Francisco

Photo credit: Jessica Chan

The last couple of weeks have been technology-focused weeks for me, and two events in particular have stood out as outstanding examples of the great innovation going on here in the Bay Area.

This past Tuesday, I attended a Women Who Code event called Lightning Talks. Women Who Code is a wonderful Meetup group […]

Recap: Uncut And Uncensored, Must-Have Career Tips For Women In The Workplace


Last night, I was in pariSoma in a small conference room listening to Nita Singh Kaushal speak on the current state of women in the workplace, and it was not looking good.

On the PowerPoint screen, she pointed to 2011 statistics which told us, point blank, that women are still only making 77.5 cents […]

Startup Weekend: Education Edition In San Francisco


Do you have a great idea for a business or a startup, but you don’t know who to pitch it to? Where to find people to help you? How to start? Here’s a tip: find out when a Startup Weekend event is happening and register.

Silicon Valley is a bustling hub for technology startups, […]

BetterGrads: Connecting Public High Schoolers with Alumni to Learn About College


Applying to college is very exciting. The possibilities of what you’ll become, who you’ll meet, and where your life will go leave high school juniors and seniors with lots to talk about during lunch breaks. But along with the excitement come questions like “What characteristics do I need to consider about the schools? Where […]

Summer of Smart Brings Together Best And Brightest For 3 Hackathons To Solve Problems in San Francisco


I was sitting at Cafe Abir with my friend Jake Levitas, Research Director at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, listening as he went on about one of the most fascinating social experiments I’d ever heard of: Summer of Smart. The idea is to take people from all over the map– journalists, designers, […]

Recap: Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash

Belina showcases their products

This year’s Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash, held on April 7 in Fort Mason‘s Herbst Pavilion with General Motors (GM), was spectacular. This trunk show sample sale boasted more than just a gorgeous array of vendor products; it also offered the latest in fashion at steals, VIP drives, goody bags, cocktails, and complimentary spa […]

Let’s Lunch: Social Networking at Your Local Café


Every weekday around noon, the San Francisco Financial District comes alive with men and women in business attire running out for a quick bite to eat before returning to their desks, cubicles and meetings. People stand in line at cafes like La Boulange or Boudin’s alone or in small groups, sit down for twenty […]

Fearless Women Entrepreneur Network

Photo Credit: Acelebrationofwomen.org

Intimidation, risk, and blunders are definitely part of the process of launching your own business. However, the positive outgrowth of entrepreneurship is security that you can control, improved confidence, more freedom than you’ve ever experienced, and activated creativity.

Photo Credit: Acelebrationofwomen.org

I’m currently engaged in the “Become a Fearless Entrepreneur Program”, a three […]

San Francisco Conference On Social Journalism: The Middle East Uprisings


I was biking home through the Mission District and the Tenderloin, for the first time at night. I had just attended a conference called “Social Journalism: The Middle East Uprisings,” hosted at the SF Chronicle on Mission and 5th, and as I was dodging vagrants and wailing firetrucks, I thought to myself: “I am […]