Enjoy inspiring speakers, performances, films and more
This year’s amazing lineup will engage you in a full-day of programming that will make you not want to leave your seat. Come and hear from amazing women who are Olympic athletes, restaurant owners and chefs, big wave pro surfers, filmmakers, and photographers. We’ll also be getting you up out of your seat with some fun movement activities, and on the edge of your seat for our performances, film screenings, and the ever-popular Girlpreneur Competition.
10:15 – 10:55 Young Women Leading Change
Vital Voices, a global organization that identifies, trains and empowers women leaders around the world will host an inspirational panel featuring young women who are committed to shaping the world for positive and sustainable change. Led by Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Webby Awards Founder.
11:00 – 11:10 Moving to Inspire
Sylvie Minot, 5Rhythms© Teacher and CEO/Founder of Syzygy Dance Project, will invite you to move in a way that inspires you! Sylvie’s classes bring joy and transformation to underserved populations.
11:20 – 11:25 RoCo Dance Troupe
Female dancers in RoCo's youth dance company, Bodylanguage, will light up the stage with their grace. Founded by Annie Rosenthal Parr, RoCo offers 175 classes weekly for adults and youth.
11:25 – 11:30 & 2:05-2:10 Kaiser Instant Recess
Get your fit on with a brief, energizing break from Allan Frias and Kaiser Permanente (KP)'s Instant Recess.
11:30 – 11:40 Harness a Passion, Choose a Cause, and GIVE BACK!
Don’t miss 13-year-old Hollis Belger of JUGGLING FOR JUDE, who leveraged her soccer skills to raise $145,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She will do a juggling demo & offer quick tips!
11:45 – 11:55 Mix'd Ingrdnts Dance Troupe
Come see an amazing dance performance by Mix’d Ingrdnts, a multi-ethnic and diverse collective of female artists. Mix’d Ingrdnts exists to empower women to express themselves.
12:00 – 12:40 Women Stirring it Up in the Food Industry
This panel, moderated by Janet Hayes, President of Williams Sonoma Brand, features Tanya Holland, professional chef, author, and owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen; Sarah Weiner, co-founder of Seedling Projects and the Good Food Awards; and two Williams Sonoma executives — Jean Armstrong, VP of Brand Marketing, and Merritt Watts, Director of Content and Social — who will discuss their journeys as women making a difference in the food industry.
12:45 – 12:55 Grrrl Brigade Dance Troupe
The GRRRL Brigade is an intensive dance/leadership development program designed to provide high quality dance training, performance opportunities, and a sense of self-empowerment for girls.
1:00 – 2:00 BizWorld Girlpreneur Competition
Bizworld.org, a project-based entrepreneurship program for elementary and middle school kids, will host our version of “Shark Tank” for girl entrepreneurs. Five finalists will pitch their ideas before a panel of judges: Meaghan Rose, CEO and Founder of Rocksbox; Sonja Hoel Perkins, Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist; and Tanya Holland, award-winning chef and owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen.
2:15 – 2:55 Superstar Olympic Athletes Take the Podium
Olivia Christian, Executive Producer and Host of sports broadcast show, “The Game Last Night”, will moderate an exciting conversation with three Olympians about their paths to success: Ruthie Bolton, 2x Olympic Gold Medalist, USA Basketball Female of the Year, and Member of Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame; Danielle Slaton, Olympic Silver Medalist, former captain of the NCAA Championship in women’s soccer; and Katie Holloway, Gold & Silver Medalist in Paralympic Volleyball.
3:00 – 3:15 Skate Girls: Short Films
Hop on and go for a ride with this fast-paced collection of skateboarding shorts curated by Skate Like A Girl, Bay Area, and the Women Sports Film Festival. Kim Woozy, Founder of MAHFIA. TV and Director of Development for Skate Like a Girl, Bay Area, will introduce the films.
3:20 – 3:25 Oracle's Grand Giveaway
Oracle Education Foundation will take the stage to announce the winners of their STEM classroom contest! The winning high school class will receive 30 Finch Robots, valued at $3,000, to enhance their curriculum and bring extra excitement to their studies!
3:30 – 4:15 Hang Loose with the Surfing's Big Shots
Hear from some of the women revolutionizing the world of surfing: Bianca Valenti, female big wave world champion; Dayla Soul, filmmaker and Director of It Ain’t Pretty; Sachi Cunningham, big-wave surf photographer, documentary filmmaker and Professor of Multimedia Journalism; Mira Manickam, Co-Founder of Brown Girl Surf. Moderated by artist, writer and teacher, Margaret Seelie.
4:20 – 4:25 Alaska Airlines Free Flights Giveaway
Alaska Airlines representatives will take the stage to announce the winners of their ticket giveaway contest. The winner today will win two free tickets on Alaska Airlines to anywhere they fly — a $2,400 value!
4:25 – 4:45 Community and Color in the Bay: Short Films
Come see two short films by SF Women’s Film Festival and Bay Area Video Coalition. “Greater than Color” touches on race & identity through the eyes of Bay Area students. “Cultivating Community” conveys the role urban farming has played in the boosting of West Oakland. Directors: Zoe Salnave, Jasmine Ehrhardt.