Good Ol’ Girls Anniversary Party! Women@Work: Putting Your Feminist Foot Forward

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Over the past 8 years, we’ve grown Good Ol’ Girls from an idea to the networking, empowering organization it is today - and we couldn’t have done it without you! Please join us for a FREE party to celebrate the organization and the power of women in the Bay Area. This year’s theme will be Women@Work: Putting Your Feminist Foot Forward. We’re excited to be joined by a number of local women who embody this theme in spirit and in practice. In a unique and interactive program, we’ll hear stories from our speakers on how they’ve overcome obstacles society and the workplace throws at women and been successful in their careers.

The celebration will include food, drinks - including our special 8th Anniversary Signature Cocktail - and a chance to connect with women from around the bay. Whether you’re a member already, thinking about joining, or just want to meet other progressive women, please join us!

When: Wednesday June 17th
Where: Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP: 1111 Broadway, 24th Floor, Oakland 6pm

Please RSVP here

Speakers include:
Lisa Villareal, Program Officer for Education, San Francisco Foundation
Joanna Bloor, Professional Public Speaker, Tech Leader, Female Empowerment Leader
Rose Aguilar, Host of Your Call with Rose Aguilar on KALW

Big thanks to our sponsors:







Interested in being a sponsor of this event? More info on sponsorship here


Join us for SHEnanigans!

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Audrey Cooper recently took the helm of the San Francisco Chronicle, becoming the first woman ever in charge of the news outlet and the youngest in U.S. history. Good Ol’ Girls is thrilled that Audrey Cooper will be joining us and delivering a special keynote welcome at the Third Annual SHEnanigans Soiree celebrating women’s history.

Co-hosted by Good Ol’ Girls, Women Who Get It Done, San Francisco Women’s Political Committee, SparkSF and Ladies Who Vino, SHEnanigans brings together women from around to bay to celebrate, connect, and empower each other in a fun evening of ladies and libations. Join us Thursday March 26th from 6 to 9pm at Monroe in San Francisco to celebrate women making big moves and big impacts!

Details & Tickets (benefitting SparkSF!) Here

Check out Audrey Cooper’s recent interview with KOFY TV here


Good Ol’ Girls Happy Hours – Building an Empowering Network

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Did you know that Good Ol’ Girls puts on monthly happy hours? We do this for a number of reasons – to provide a relaxing space to just hang out, a chance for women to drop in and connect with fellow members and friends, and an opportunity to network in a less formal setting. Often, we think of networking as something to do around a transition in your professional life, when graduating or seeking out a new job. But networking can be helpful in a variety of other ways too. Good Ol’ Girls Communications Director Jelena Hasbrouck sees networking as a step to building a group of professional thought partners. “It’s so helpful to have a network I can go to beyond just finding a new job. If I’m hitting a wall on a project or want to infuse my own brainstorming with new ideas, I can reach out to other women I’ve met at happy hours that I know do similar work and pick their brains.”

Carrie Rich, Co-Founder and CEO of The Global Good Fund, has also talked about the power of informal networking. “Networking can come from anywhere!” Rich says, “I don’t need to be in a professional setting to network and meet new people who will enrich my life and career and vice versa.” Read more about her approach here:

And for those of us who like the idea of building an empowering network but don’t enjoy small talk, Allison Graham has tips in her piece “Hate Small Talk? These 5 Questions Will Help You Work Any Room”

So drop on by one of our happy hours and connect with other progressive women in a low-key environment. Good Ol’ Girls happy hours are transit accessible, switch off between San Francisco and Oakland and are always open, so bring fellow members, friends, someone you chat with on BART, etc!

Our next happy hour is Thursday February 26th, at Farmer Brown in San Francisco – home of great cocktails and mocktails, with happy hour specials like $2 off seasonal cocktails! Drop by anytime between 5:30pm and 7:30pm and look for the Good Ol’ Girls buttons on board members to spot us! More info here:


Good Ol’ Girls Ferguson Salon

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The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri have brought the issues of police brutality, racial profiling and the right to protest into the national spotlight. With the announcement that Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the death of Mike Brown, many of us are struggling. How do we discuss police practices in a way that moves the conversation forward? How do we have compassion for the fact that some cops are good, and those cops want practices that protect them? How do we continue to work for progress in the wake of such devastating events?

Join Good Ol’ Girls as we come together to grapple with these questions and discuss the historical context and events of Ferguson. This Salon will be an open discussion grounded by the following articles:

Mike Brown’s shooting and Jim Crow lynchings have too much in common. It’s time for America to own up:

Why Darren Wilson wasn’t charged for killing Michael Brown:

10 ways you can help the people of Ferguson, Missouri:

Our goal here is to use these articles as a basis for our conversation, but please don’t let not finishing them deter you from attending.

This event is space limited, so it will be for Good Ol’ Girls Members plus 1 guest. Please RSVP by emailing

Salon Details:
When: Thursday, December 11th at 6pm
Where: Samovar Tea Lounge, Yerba Buena Location (730 Howard St. San Francisco)
Questions and RSVP:


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