Women Changing the World 2014: Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs

Each year, during Women’s History Month, The San Francisco Foundation is honored to celebrate the wealth of talent, vision, and wisdom within the Bay Area at our Women Changing the World luncheon. This year, on March 5th, we came together with almost 200 attendees to shine a light on female entrepreneurs and hear success stories from diverse perspectives.

The legendary Belva Davis, the first black female journalist in the West, led guests through an uplifting program featuring Helen Branham of Urban Solutions’ Enterprising Women, and a conversation with Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, and Stacy Brown-Philpot, COO of TaskRabbit.

Below are a few words of wisdom from the luncheon.

  • “Build your network before you need it.” – Kimberly Bryant
  • “Take good risks, and fail fast.” – Stacy Brown-Philpot
  • “When women do well, families do well. When families do well, the community does well, and when the community does well, the city gets better.” – Helen Branham

The San Francisco Foundation hosts this event to celebrate the work of our donors and our incredible grantees, to educate and inspire each other about the important issues facing our region, and to build community. Each year, our guests and speakers reinforce the significance of investing in innovative solutions to realize meaningful change.

We hope you’ll join us next year!