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Featured May Events

Indego Africa Mother’s Day Pop Up Shop & Mixer
Wednesday, May 6
6:00 – 8:00Indego

Just in time for Mother’s Day, come shop beautiful gifts for all the women in your life, made with love by women in Rwanda. Indego Africa products — jewelry, home goods, clothing, and accessories — are all handmade and fair trade.

Don’t feel like shopping? Just come by to mingle with interesting people, have a drink, talk about how we can help women, and hear about what we’re doing at Indego Africa to support Rwandan women entrepreneurs through training and access to markets!

FREE event at Dear Mom (2700 16th Street, San Francisco, CA)

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Featured April Events

Free Movie Screening: Girl Rising
Wednesday, April 8
5:00pm – 8:00pm

PG&E’s Women’s Network and W-STEM network, and their community sponsor Spark, are honored to be screening Girl Rising From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. This event also includes time for networking and a post-film discussion. Read more

International Women’s Day: Making It Happen for Girls and Women in Tech

This post originally appeared on the IIE blog and is re-posted with permission. 

By: Beth Garriott

Today, women make up 12 percent of all computer science grads. Just three decades ago, they represented 37 percent. They’re half the workforce, but hold only a quarter of technical or computing jobs.

If current trends continue, the Department of Labor estimates half of the 1.4 million new STEM-related jobs in this country will go unfilled.

This reality is of course not confined to the United States — it’s even more pronounced in other countries, especially in the developing world.

March 8th was International Women’s Day. And internationally, women and men should be outraged by this. When we close the door to opportunity — especially opportunity in the sector that is the engine of modern economic growth — we all suffer. Our tech companies and our society are worse off. Read more

BAIL Banter Perspectives from Bay Area Internationalists (Glenn Fajardo)

BAIL Banter is a series of interviews with San Francisco Bay Area experts and members of the BAIL community. If you’d like to be interviewed or to recommend someone we should feature, please contact Prairie Summer.

In this edition we’re happy to introduce Glenn Fajardo, who works on international partnership and program development for TechSoup Global, a nonprofit social enterprise founded on the belief that technology can be a powerful enabler for greater social change. Glenn glennhas helped NGOs get started with design thinking in places such as Maputo, Singapore, and Warsaw. In the past, he has helped build a for-profit environmental social venture from the ground floor and helped to foster the use of technology by local government to better connect residents to services and public decisions.

Glenn has been a contributor to the Stanford Social Innovation Review and is the curator for TEDxPeacePlaza in the Japantown and Fillmore neighborhoods of San Francisco. Glenn is also part of the Stanford teaching community, co-teaching pop-up classes such as “Design for Everyday Social Good” and “Change that has a Chance.” Formally trained in nuclear engineering sciences and public policy, Glenn is also a musician who plays electric bass in the rock band Path Not Found. In his free time, Glenn enjoys playing with food, especially in other people’s kitchens.

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