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Elle Inspires: Gender Equality & Equal Pay

The Elle Inspires Series allows women and men to be vulnerable, inspire and learn from each other. Speakers will share how their career experience has been faced with gender equality.

  • Thu, Apr 2, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT
  • Online
Raise Her Voice Story Slam

Join us at Airbnb HQ for fun evening of untold stories of women in the workplace. This special International Women's Day initiative is focused on the celebration of incredible women.

  • Wed, Mar 4, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
  • San Francisco, CA
Create a Pleasure-based Career and Life

​During the month of love, put self-love into action and treat yourself to an unforgettable evening of celebration, and connection! Special guest, Julia Wells.

  • Thu, Feb 13, 2020 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST
  • San Francisco, CA
Elle Inspires: Navigating Your Career Through Life's Wild Ride!

Each of us have a story. The Elle Inspires! Speaker Series is an opportunity for women and men to share their journey of experience, strength and hope followed by fun networking.

  • Wed, Jan 22, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
  • San Francisco, CA
Fixing Finance: Panel on Improving Financial Health Through Technology

Whether you currently work in finance or not, hear from a panel of different players in financial services and fintech about what’s going well, what some of the challenges are, and what's next.

  • Wed, Oct 2, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM PDT
  • San Francisco, CA
Marketing Strategies Made Simple

Feel like your marketing efforts have plateaued? Ready to create a strategic and effective marketing machine for your business? Join me for the Marketing Blast Off Workshop! Free for Ellevate members.

  • Tue, Apr 30, 2019 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
  • San Francisco, CA
Ellevating 2019: Ambitious Career & Lifestyle Planning

Please join us for a session on navigating your career, relationship and personal goals with Fortune 500 speaker, writer, and coach Heather Coros.

  • Thu, Apr 25, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
  • San Francisco, CA
March Mix and Mingle

Want to meet the right people to support your next step or current challenge? Want to be in a room of inclusive women? Join the women of Ellevate for a fun networking happy hour at the Social Study!

  • Thu, Mar 28, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
  • San Francisco, CA
International Women's Day Documentary Screening of RBG

Join us at Airbnb HQ for a private screening of RBG on March 8th, International Women's Day!

  • Fri, Mar 8, 2019 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM PST
  • San Francisco, CA
January Membership Mingle: It Starts With You

Join us each month for a casual evening of networking with the smart and supportive Ellevate community. Members and non-members are welcome to attend!

  • Wed, Jan 23, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
  • San Francisco, CA
New Years Retreat

Don’t just haphazardly roll into 2019 …make it the best year yet by starting 2019 with intention and power. Join us for this epic day-long retreat that will prepare you for the best version of you!

  • Sat, Dec 22, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST
  • Berkeley, CA
End of Year December Mix n Mingle

We're back after spending some time building a new Leadership Team of boss women for SF. And we can't wait to see you! At a brand new space, we'll have yummy drinks, food, and your Ellevate tribe.

  • Thu, Dec 13, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
  • San Francisco, CA
Daring Way™ Mind and Body

Based on the work of Brené Brown, this intimate downtown SF retreat will help you break through shame, perfectionism and self-criticism to live your bravest and most wholehearted life.

  • Fri, Nov 30 3:00 PM - Sun, Dec 2 5:30 PM EST
  • San Francisco, CA
Blast Off Marketing Workshop

Learn how to create effective marketing strategies for both online and offline channels, become the obvious choice amongst your competitors and increase your bottom line...

  • Wed, Oct 24, 2018 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
  • San Francisco, CA
Ascend National Career Fair at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Ascend NorCal would like to invite you to attend our upcoming Career Fair during our 2018 National Convention!

  • Mon, Aug 20, 2018 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM PDT
  • San Francisco, CA
July Mix and Mingle

All are welcome to join us! Keep your networking game at its finest during our summer session at Equinox!

  • Wed, Jul 18, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
  • San Francisco, CA
Rising Strong for Ambitious Women: A San Francisco Retreat

Based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown, this weekend intensive will help you build resilience and learn to rise stronger from setbacks, challenges, and failures in your personal and professional lives.

  • Sat, Jun 2 9:00 AM - Sun, Jun 3 5:30 PM EDT
  • San Francisco, CA
Getting Unstuck: Hacks to Overcome Career Stagnation

How do you know when you're career-stuck? How do you navigate the next step of growth or a side-step into a new functional area? Join our panel discussion on May 1st to find out all this and more!

  • Tue, May 1, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
  • San Francisco, CA
Work Like a Boss - Tips on How to Maximize Your Business, Life, and Career

Being a boss ain't easy but it sure can be rewarding. Karen Park (AB), Clare Lee (Silicon Valley Bank), and other experts will discuss working like a boss - smartly.

  • Wed, Apr 25, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
  • San Francisco, CA
Mentoring Meetup: Career Change and Growth

Our 1st Mentoring Meetup (speed-mentoring) is all about seeking growth & initiating change in your career. Get advice from our mentors to help advance your career goals. See below for more details.

  • Tue, Nov 7, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
  • San Francisco, CA
Ditch the Doubt: How Gender Intelligence Will Make You Rethink Imposter Syndrome

Join us for a special evening with Holly Berkley, author and founder/CEO of BlissSmart, discussing how gender intelligence and awareness allows us to harness our true potential in the workplace.

  • Wed, Oct 18, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
  • San Francisco, CA
Turn Ambition Into Action with Design Thinking and Leadership Power Tools

Comprehensive solution-based workshop teaches women to identify problems, change systems as well as succeed in the professional world using a design thinking framework and leadership power tools.

  • Fri, Jun 16, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT
  • San Francisco, CA
Women and AR: Meta Open House

Interested in working in Augmented Reality? Join us for an awesome demo with our latest headset at Meta HQ, and learn about what women at Meta are doing to build a more social technology experience.

  • Wed, May 24, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
  • San Mateo, CA
The Women in STEM Summit

The Women in STEM Summit gathers both men and women working in STEM industries for two days of inspiring keynote presentations, interactive panel sessions and open forum discussion on the role of women in this rapidly evolving and dynamic industry.

  • Wed, Jun 8, 2016 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM EDT
  • San Francisco, CA
Spring Mixer/Planning Your Next Career Move

Join your fellow Ellevate members and future members for our Spring Mixer! This will be a casual networking event with an emphasis on career-related topics for those looking for work and/or considering a career move in San Francisco/Silicon Valley.

  • Tue, May 3, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
  • San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Speaker Series: Female Branding in the 21st Century: It's Your Story, Take Control

You're a woman out to make a big impact in the world through your work.You know that branding yourself -- whether you're in corporate or an entrepreneur -- is a powerful differentiator in the imp...

  • Thu, Sep 11, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
  • San Francisco, CA
Coming Alive: The Journey To Reengage Your Life And Career with Ruth Ross, Former HR Leader at Wells Fargo

Coming Alive: The Journey To Reengage Your Life And Career Fireside Chat and Book Launch with Ruth RossRSVP:

  • Wed, Jun 18, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
  • San Francisco, CA