Aug
1
6:30pm 6:30pm

Find the Career You Love & the Confidence to Make It Happen

How to Get Out of Your Own Way: 3 Keys to Finding the Career You Absolutely Love and the Confidence to Make It Happen

In this interactive talk, you will learn 3 keys to identifying the career you absolutely love that gets you excited to go to work every morning. You will discover the path to the work that is uniquely tailored to you, your talents, and passions and the first steps you need to take toward it.

You will engage with exercises to help you clarify your career path, and learn about a simple formula for making career decisions that will serve you for the rest of your life.

About the Speaker:

Isabelle Peyrichoux is an international speaker and career reinvention coach with a unique talent for seeing people’s gifts and inspiring them to pursue their life’s work and dreams. For the past 15 years, she has worked to make her own dreams a reality -- after 10 years working in the Internet industry as a User Experience researcher, she founded Brilliant Seeds to help people do the work they are meant to do, and bring their unique talents to the world. Isabelle draws from a wealth of life experiences and a multifaceted background in coaching, counseling, psychology, and personality differences. She is a Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC) with a Certificate in Counseling and Psychotherapy (Canada).

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Jun
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

Escape the Bootstrap Trap: How to Get the Resources You Need to Run and Grow Your Business on Your Own Terms, with Jenny Kassan of Jenny Kassan Consulting

Escape the Bootstrap Trap!  How to Get the Resources You Need to Run and Grow Your Business on Your Own Terms.

Join us with Jenny Kassan of Jenny Kassan Consulting and learn why bootstrapping is a trap for your mission-driven business. By the end of the night, you'll have what you need to know to stop bootstrapping so you can pay yourself a salary, hire great support, and make your business exactly what you want it to be.

About the Speaker:

Jenny Kassan has over two decades of experience as an entrepreneur and attorney and is certified as a coach by the International Association of Women in Coaching. She has helped her clients raise millions of dollars and raised several hundred thousand for her own businesses. Jenny earned her J.D. from Yale Law School and a masters degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.

Before becoming a securities lawyer, Jenny worked for eleven years at a nonprofit community development corporation in Oakland, where she served as staff attorney and managed community economic development projects including the formation and management of several social ventures designed to employ and create business ownership opportunities for low-income community residents.

Jenny is the President of Community Ventures, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the economic and social development of communities. She also co-founded the Sustainable Economies Law Center, a nonprofit that provides legal information to support sustainable economies.

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May
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

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 us 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.

About the Speaker:

Kelsey is co-author of the best selling book There Is No Good Card for This: What to say and do when life is scary, awful, and unfair to the people you love and founder of the nonprofit Help Each Other Out in San Francisco. She earned her doctorate in social welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, and teaches social work at California State University. She hopes for a day when no one has to suffer a personal trial alone because the people around them just didn’t know what to do or say. 

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Apr
4
6:30pm 6:30pm

"How to Lean In Without Burning Out"- Shift your Mindset with Vanessa Loder of Mindfulness Based Achievement

Women today feel a lot of pressure to succeed in all aspects of their lives. This pursuit of “having it all,” coupled with 24/7 connectivity, cause many women to feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and burned out. Join us for an evening with Vanessa Loder of Mindfulness Based Achievement to explore success that is sustainable, through a mindfulness based approach and core mindset shift. Leave feeling inspired and empowered!

About the Speaker:

Vanessa is a renowned speaker and women’s leadership expert and cofounder of Mindfulness Based Achievement. In her previous life, Vanessa was a successful private equity investor who advised fast growing companies. She is a self described over-achiever whose unfulfilling experience of continual career climbing left her burned out, exhausted and eager to find another way. Her personal transformation, subsequent research and work have led to thousands of women creating success in an easier way.

Vanessa is a regular contributor to Forbes, and has been featured in Fast Company, Mind, Body, Green and the Huffington Post. Vanessa has taught the MBA curriculum at Airbnb, Google, LinkedIn, Salesforce, and many other organizations. Her Tedxtalk “How To Lean In Without Burning Out” has over 100,000 views. Over 12,000 people have participated in MBA's 30 Day Meditation Challenge.
http://www.mindfulnessbasedachievement.com/30day

Vanessa lives in San Francisco, CA with her husband and two children.

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Mar
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Successful Leadership: Five Keys of Influence

Join YWSE-SF and YWTF for our first collaborative event of 2017. We will feature guest speaker Stephanie Staidle who is a licensed art therapist, business coach, and creator of The Right Brain Entrepreneur .

In this interactive workshop you will learn the five keys of strong communication for improved leadership, sales, and business success. By using psychology based hands-on exercises designed to tap into your brain’s natural potential, you will have a deeper understanding of your hidden personal and professional barriers in communication. Breaking these barriers will allow you to share your mission more effectively. You will learn new skills, based in brain science, on how to inspire and motivate others to work with you. We will use some art forms during this workshop, so bring your creative hat! There will be time to mingle and meet other attendees as well.

About the Speaker:

Stephanie Staidle, founder of The Right Brain Entrepreneur, is a licensed art therapist and business coach who helps entrepreneurs bring their visions into the world through businesses they love. With 18 years experience in psychology, she teaches you how to use “right brain thinking” for increased clarity, confidence and profits. www.trbe.org

Co-Organizers: Younger Women's Task Force - San Francisco

We believe in the power of smart, strong, dedicated women who want to make a difference. YWTF-SF was founded to give young women an outlet to harness this power to make a substantive impact on their communities. We want to bring passionate young women together to talk about issues, take action in the community, and have a lot of fun along the way. Each 6 months we focus on an issue affecting women in the San Francisco Bay Area. We believe the people best equipped to identify opportunities to improve the Bay Area are the ones living in it – so we want to hear from you. For more information visit http://ywtf-sf.aauw.net/

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Mar
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Taking big leaps with your social impact business: a chat with Dara Kosberg of The Dinner Party

Join YWSE-SF for a conversation with Dara Kosberg, Founding Team Member and Chief Business Officer of The Dinner Party!

Dara will share her experiences and challenges as a founding team member of the nonprofit The Dinner Party, an international movement of 20-and-30-year-olds out to change the way we approach life after loss. We'll hear about her experience joining the founding team of The Dinner Party, making the shift from a scrappy organization to a more well-resourced one, and developing a corporate program for revenue generation, as well as dealing with challenging career decisions. In the last 4 years, Dara has helped grow the organization from 5 to 250 volunteer-run community groups. The Dinner Party has been featured on CNN, NPR’s Morning Edition, New York Times, and Oprah Magazine.

About the Speaker:

Dara is a founding team member of The Dinner Party (TDP), a nonprofit organization out to transform life after loss from an isolating experience into one marked by community support, candid conversation, and forward movement. She joined TDP before its launch in 2013 as Chief Community Builder to create that same feeling of community and shared understanding for others that she experienced at her first Dinner Party. She's now developing a corporate program for TDP to change workplace culture around loss. Dara is a strategy consultant with 15 years of experience developing educational programs and cross-sector partnerships at nonprofit and for-profit organizations. She has a MA in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies from Stanford University's Graduate School of Education.

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Feb
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

An evening with Alexandria Lafci of New Story Charity: Measuring Impact

Join YWSE-SF for our first gathering for 2017...an evening with Alexandria Lafci, co-founder of New Story Charity!

Alexandria will share her experiences as a co-founder of an innovative nonprofit that transforms slums into sustainable communities around the world. Come learn about how to measure meaningful impact and how to involve end users in the design to improve your product. 

Bring your questions for the Q&A!  There will be time to mingle and meet other attendees as well.

About the Speaker:

Alexandria Lafci is the Head of Operations and Co-Founder of New Story Charity.  Alexandria has a decade of work, academic, and volunteer experience in domestic and international development. She taught in inner city D.C., led financial capacity building efforts in rural Central America, and briefed African heads of state on poverty alleviation through land reform, and was recently named to the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

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Nov
1
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Science Behind Creating a Business You Love

In this interactive presentation, participants will discover the three fundamental elements required to create a business they love. We will learn new tools, based in the neuroscience of performance, to match a business with our passions, identify and remove obstacles entrepreneurs commonly face, and find the confidence to make our business visions reality.

Stephanie Staidle is a licensed art therapist and business coach who helps individuals and companies bring their visions alive into the world through businesses they love that make a difference. Her mission is to transform the world of business from one that relies solely on logic, language, and numbers to one that values creativity, risk-taking, play and innovation. Learn more about Stephanie at http://therightbrainentrepreneur.com/

Learn more on our Eventbrite page. 

 

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Oct
14
to Oct 16

YWSE-SF 2016 Annual Retreat

Each fall we invite our community to a retreat in the San Francisco Bay Area for a weekend of workshops, connection, learning, and rejuvenation. This is an opportunity to connect with other women who are passionate about creating change and learning how to best put their passions into action. 

Stay tuned for our speaker application and attendee registration! If you or someone you know is interested in being a speaker, or has a skill to share at this annual event, please contact us at sanfrancisco@ywse.org.

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