May
18
6:00 pm18:00

Advocacy Workshop with CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations)

Learn how to use your voice and passion to influence policies on both the state and national level. Join us to learn advocacy tools and techniques so you can become a more effective advocate! Whether you’re new to social action or a seasoned advocate, this is an opportunity for you to gain new skills and connect with other progressive women.

This unique advocacy workshop will be facilitated by Sameena Usman, Government Relations Coordinator with CAIR SF Bay Area. CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

This workshop will cover topics including:

  • How a bill becomes a law

  • How to advocate for or against a bill on both the state and national level

  • Different methods of advocacy

    • Written

    • Phone

    • In person visits

    • Social media

    • Speaking at hearings

Attendees will have an opportunity to practice skills such as letter writing and role-play meetings with legislators.

WHEN: Thursday, May 18th, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

WHERE: TBD

COST: $5 for Good Ol' Girls members, $15 for nonmembers. To become a Good Ol' Girls member, click here.

To buy tickets, click here.


Apr
27
5:30 pm17:30

April Happy Hour

  • Make Westing

Join us for our monthly happy hour--a great way to meet other fierce women in the Bay Area looking to make new friends and build their professional skills. This month we will be joined by staff from  Save The Bay and Earthjustice. Save the Bay  is the largest regional organization working to protect, restore and celebrate San Francisco Bay since 1961. As the nation’s original and largest nonprofit environmental law organization, Earthjustice works to leverage their expertise and commitment to fight for justice and advance the promise of a healthy world for all. Representatives from the two organizations will talk about their work and missions as well as sharing ways you can get involved. Join us to learn more about Save The Bay, Good Ol’ Girls and to network and socialize!


P.S. Our monthly happy hours are open to both members and non-members!

WHEN: Thursday, April 27 (4th Thursday of the month), 5:30-7:30 PM

WHERE: Make Westing, 1741 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

TICKETS: Free!

Apr
15
10:00 am10:00

Recology Tour

  • Recology

Celebrate Earth Day with Good Ol’ Girls!

In honor of Earth Day, GOG is hosting a group tour of Recology’s recycling facility in San Francisco! Participants will learn more about materials processing, Waste Zero efforts in San Francisco, and the Artist in Residence program. Tours include an overview of the company and recycling operations in San Francisco, and visit to the art studio and sculpture garden

Go green with Good Ol’ Girls this April!

WHEN: Saturday, April 15th

WHERE: Recology, 501 Tunnel Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134*

TICKETS: Free

RSVP: https://gogearthday2017.eventbrite.com


*If you’re interested in meeting up with other GOGs beforehand to take public transit (yay!) to the event, please email Annabelle at abellefrance@gmail.com.

Apr
12
6:30 pm18:30

Women Mean Business: An Evening with Donna O’Leary, Co-Owner of Ambiance

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, in partnership with Good Ol’ Girls, invites you to a special networking night to celebrate and promote female entrepreneurship! Join us to meet other aspiring and current business owners and fashionistas, including our featured speaker, Donna O’Leary, co-owner of Ambiance, a San Francisco fashion staple. Come enjoy a light dinner and participate in a structured networking activity. Ren Center’s Women’s Business Network strives to help local business women learn new things, build their networks and ultimately grow their businesses.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 12 from 6:30 - 8:30pm

WHERE: Mavenlink, 23 Geary Street, San Francisco CA 94108

RSVP: http://www.rencenter.org/event/womens-network-ambiance/

Mar
30
6:30 pm18:30

SHEnanigans

  • Monroe

Join us for our 5th annual event to celebrate Women's History Month! At this moment in history, it's even more important that women come together, collaborate, and stand for women!

Cocktails - Networking - Inspirational Speaker (to be announced!)


Hosted By: Women Get It Done. Good Ol' Girls, Ladies Who Vino, CA Women's List, Planned Parenthood Northern California Action Fund, NARAL, San Francisco Women's Political Committee

**Sorry guys, this is an event for woman-identifying folks only. We'll see you at the next one!**

Buy your tickets here! 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shenanigans-5th-annual-womens-history-month-celebration-tickets-32560262622

Mar
23
5:30 pm17:30

March Happy Hour w/ ACLU

  • Bond Bar

For this month's happy hour, Good Ol' Girls is partnering with ACLU of Northern California. Leadership Development Manager & Organizer, Tessa D’Arcangelew, will be joining us to share the latest about ACLU's work and ways that GOGs can get involved. 

Join us for an evening of fierce ladies, social action, and of course--wine. :) Hope to see you there! 
 

Jan
31
6:00 pm18:00

Good Ol' Girls Salary Negotiation Workshop

  • Mavenlink

Whether you’ve just been offered a job or you’re ready to ask for that raise, negotiating your salary can feel tricky. Maybe you’re feeling hesitant because you don’t want to seem greedy. Or maybe you’re worried that the offer will be revoked if you try to negotiate. Or, quite possibly, you just hate negotiating or know you could be a better negotiator.

Whatever your reason, we’ve all been there. And there’s no better time to ask for what you deserve!

Get ready to make the ask with this interactive workshop where you will learn:

  • The impact that even a small increase in salary can have on your financial well-being

  • What you need to know about the gender pay gap

  • Three elements to successful salary negotiation

  • How to determine what you’re worth based on your unique skills and experience

  • Why it’s not just about the cash

  • How to make a pitch for more (and why you should!)

Join us for this salary negotiation workshop to gain the killer confidence you need to take action and ask for more.


Heather Mills is a recovering attorney turned Salary Negotiations Expert. She spent ten years as a plaintiff’s class action attorney and another five coaching professional women in transition. She founded WomenWhoAsk.com to help women develop the critical negotiation skills they need to thrive in their careers.

Member tickets: $5

Non-member tickets: $15

RSVP via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/good-ol-girls-salary-negotiation-workshop-tickets-

Jan
26
5:30 pm17:30

January Happy Hour

  • Make Westing

Join us at Make Westing for our January Happy Hour. Our monthly happy hours are a great opportunity to learn more about the organization, network and socialize! Open to both members and non-members.

Dec
8
6:00 pm18:00

Good Ol' Girls Holiday Celebration

  • Drexl
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Join us on December 8th for a Festive Happy Hour!

We'll be collecting canned foods to donate to the Alameda County Food Bank during the holiday season, so please be sure to bring something to donate. 

Where: Drexl Bar 382 19th St, Oakland

When: December 8th 6-8pm

Nov
21
6:00 pm18:00

2016 Election Discussion

  • TBD

We understand everyone may be reeling from the historic election results and its impact on us as women, people of color, religious minorities and queer folk. We’d love to get together and provide a comfortable environment for an open forum (with wine and snacks provided of course) and discuss how we can organize for the future.

On Monday, November 21 at 6:00 p.m. we would like to invite you to join our board and members in discussing the election and following events.

We encourage all persons identifying as female/trans feminine to attend and welcome you to bring friends.

Our Internal Director, Elle Segal, will be hosting the event. Her apartment is located at 2282 Bryant Street, and she is about 10-15 minutes from 24th Street Bart. Kindly RSVP directly to Elle at ae1segal@gmail.com so she can be sure to provide enough snacks and seating.

 Lastly, there are many incredible women's groups in the Bay Area, so if you can't make it on Monday, check out for additional ways to get involved in the Bay Area:

 

Nov
2
6:15 pm18:15

Intro to Personal Safety Class

  • Sports Basement

Intro to Personal Safety Class

Throw on your tennis shoes and join us in exploring this free one hour self-defense class hosted by Impact Bay Area

Class begins at 6:30pm. We'll be waiting to join the group outside at 6:15pm

Sports Basement: 1590 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94103

RSVP here by selecting BOOK next to the November 2nd Intro to Safety Skills course.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Oct
27
10:00 am10:00

Boards & Brews Happy Hour

  • Woods Bar & Brewery

Do you have a little time and a lot of passion to contribute to your community and area of interest? If so - come meet some amazing Bay Area organizations who are looking for board members. In lieu of our monthly happy hour, Good Ol' Girls is encouraging our members to meet up at the Tipping Point Non-Profit Board Recruitment Happy Hour on Thursday October 27th from 5-7pm at Woods Bar (17th and Telegraph). There will be drinks, empanadas, & great networking with your fellow Good Ol' Girls and other young professionals. 

RSVP here by Monday, October 24th and reach out to Nina Krauter with any questions. 

Oct
9
6:00 pm18:00

Presidential Debate n’ Drinks

We’d like to invite you to our Presidential Debate n’ Drinks Watch Party on Sunday, October 9 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Skylark in San Francisco! Join us for an evening of debate watching, activities, treats and more!

We’re co-hosting the event the San Francisco Women’s Political Committee (SFWPC), Planned Parenthood Northern California Action Fund and NARAL Pro-Choice California!

About the Debate

This event marks the second debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump. The debate will be hosted by Washington University in St. Louis and will be moderated by Martha Raddatz, chief global correspondent for ABC News, and Anderson Cooper, primary anchor of the CNN news program “Anderson Cooper 360.”

About the Event

When: Sunday, October 9 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Skylark, 3089 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

What’s in store: “Who said it – Leslie Knope or Hillary Clinton?” Trivia!, SWAG, Specialty Cocktails, Treats, Raffles, New & ol’ friends, and more!

What to bring? A friend!

For more information, check out the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/152001635247076/

Sep
8
8:00 pm20:00

Sex-Positive Workshop with Kait Scalisi

  • Pink Bunny

Join Good Ol' Girls on Thursday, September 8th for a Sex-Positive Workshop featuring Sex Educator and the founder of PassionbyKait.com, Kait Scalisi! You will come away with a deepened understanding of sex-positivity, as well as tips, tools, and other resources to allow you to feel more educated and empowered about your sex life!

This workshop is designed to be inclusive to all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identification or relationship status.

WHERE: Pink Bunny, 1772 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123

WHEN: Thursday, September 8th, 8:00--9:30 PM

COST: $10 for members, $35 for non-members

About us: Good Ol' Girls is a member-run organization that aims to empower progressive women through outreach, education, and mentorship. We host a variety of monthly workshops and events that provide women with opportunities for professional development, skills and resource sharing and networking.

About Kait: Kait Scalisi, MPH wants to live in a world where sex is no longer a dirty word and every woman has the intimate, exciting, & fulling sex life they desire. As a sex and relationship coach, she’s been featured on Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan.comElle.com, and Brides.com, among others. In addition to doing sex coaching & workshops through her brand Passion by Kait, she’s the Director of Education and Training with My Secret Luxury, the premiere retailer of high end, body-safe adult products. When she’s not reading, writing, and teaching about sex you can find her wandering NYC, dancing her heart out in her living room, and touring Manhattan’s coffee shops.  Kait has a Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience from Stonehill College and a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. Learn more + find #freedominpleasure at PassionbyKait.com.

 

About the Workshop:

When it comes to your sex life, do you feel like something’s missing, broken, or simply not “right”? Maybe you struggle to connect with your partner, but only in the bedroom! Maybe you feel ashamed to touch yourself, try out that deep desire (the one you haven’t told anyone), or speak up during sex. Maybe you don’t know what you like or even where to start.

There's nothing wrong with you.

In my last 7 years teaching about sex, pleasure, & intimacy, some version of “Am I normal?” is the #1 question I hear. From college students to new moms, housewives to health care providers, cancer survivors to #girlbosses: women like you wonder if their sexual experiences and th outs are ok.

This sex-positive workshop shows you that when it comes to sex there is no normal, only more and less common.

In this workshop, we’ll explore what the heck “normal” sex even is.

During the first half, we’ll dig into the societal reasons why many of us feel shame around sex, from why you feel like everyone is getting it on more than you to the shame around your fantasies. You'll get insight into why academia and health fields are so damn sex negative and how you can help change that.

During the second half, I’ll address the most common issues with the tips, tools, and other resources to help you have more intimate, exciting, & fulfilling sex. From simple tweaks to your favorite positions to practices to love yourself more to the latest toys, you'll leave with simple, practical, REAL tips for creating more #freedominpleasure in your life.

 

FAQs

Is there any live sex in this workshop?

Nope! There is, however, a vulva puppet (yup puppet!) named Vickie and some non-phallic (they don’t look like peen) sex toys.

 

Will there be nudity or pornographic images?

Nope - unless you count Vickie.

 

Do I have to talk about my sex life?

Only if you want to. You’ll have opportunities to share but no one is forced to. After all - this isn't an awkward high school health class! The goal is for you to learn a little, laugh a lot, and leave with sexy tips to try at home as soon as that night.

 

Is this open to men and women? 

Anyone who identifies as a women is welcome to attend. Sorry gents - you have to sit this one out.

 

Will I be able to buy sex toys?

This isn't a shopping/sex toy party, but you will be able to purchase products from Pink Bunny following the workshop.

 

What about confidentiality?

Your privacy is of the utmost importance! We start the workshop by creating a safe space complete with rules about what’s cool and what’s not. Spoiler (yes that’s a Doctor Who reference thankyouverymuch): confidentiality is #1, followed closely by not yucking on anyone else’s yum.

In addition, I won’t sell or share your name with anyone. And you’re totally free to use an alias the day of the workshop.

 

Will I feel embarrassed?

Let’s be real - talking about sex, especially with strangers, can be uncomfortable! Throughout the workshop, I encourage you to take care of yourself whether it’s using the restroom, asking a question, or stepping out if you feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable.

 

But most participants find they’re totally at ease during the workshop - I hear, “wow you made me feel so comfortable!” after every workshop.

 

Are laughing and giggling ok?

You betcha! Sex is pretty darn funny if you think about it - 2 (or more!) bodies coming together with hard parts and soft parts and sweat and...well you know how it is! I encourage you to let them giggles out as often as you need.

 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

You must be 18 or over to attend this workshop.

 

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes! If you're unable to make it for any reason, feel free to gift or sell your ticket to someone else. Please email me at passionbykait at gmail dot com with their name if you’re transferring your ticket.

 

What is the refund policy?

Workshop tickets are non-refundable. However, you can gift or sell them to someone else if you’re unable to attend. Just email me at passionbykait at gmail dot com with their name if you transferring your ticket.

 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Have questions? Email me at passionbykait at gmail dot com or hello@goodolgirls.org

Sep
7
6:00 pm18:00

Good Ol' Girls Anniversary Party

  • Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Join Good Ol' Girls in celebrating our ninth anniversary with a special evening of food, drinks, networking and thought provoking conversation around the importance of inclusion, diversity and culture.

Good Ol' Girls Anniversary Party is an unparalleled networking opportunity -- drawing women from all sectors, and all sides of the Bay, for an evening of fellowship and fun. Snacks, drinks and raffle prizes will be provided! 

The event will feature a talk and Q&A from guest speaker Freada Kapor Klein. Freada's work is at the intersection of racial/social justice and technology. She is an entrepreneur, activist and leader in the field of organizational culture and inclusive diversity. In addition, Freada has been a pioneer against sexual assault and sexual harassment. The San Francisco Chronicle nominated her as a 2016 Visionary of the Year and gave an inspiring TED talk called "We Can Do Better":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb8eYi_MVJY 


This event is FREE but please RSVP on our Eventbrite page to reserve your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/good-ol-girls-9th-annual-anniversary-party-tickets-27174668164 

When: Wednesday, September 7 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
Where: Lake View Event Space @ Wendel Rosen
1111 Broadway
19th Floor ~ overlooking Lake Merritt
Just above the 12th Street BART Station

Please email hello@goodolgirls.org with any questions.

Aug
25
5:30 pm17:30

August "Women and Justice" Happy Hour

  • Pause Wine Bar

Join Good Ol' Girls for our August "Women in Justice" Happy Hour--meet and mingle with women fighting for workers rights, access to child care and civil liberties. Our happy hour will be co-hosted by the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, the ACLU of Northern California, and the Child Care Law Center.

Stop by to have a glass of wine and learn more about our fantastic co-hosting organizations as well as Good Ol' Girls. As always, our happy hour is open to both members and non-members!

When: Thursday, August 25th, 5:30--7:30 PM

Where: Pause Wine Bar, 1666 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102

What: Wine, snacks, networking & fun!

What to bring: Bring a friend!

Jul
17
2:30 pm14:30

YogaSculpt Class

  • CorePower Yoga

Join Good Ol' Girls for a private, free YogaSculpt class at Corepower Yoga led by Good Ol' Girls board member Lily Schultze! 

To participate in the class, register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/good-ol-girls-yogasculpt-class-tickets-26230605447

About us: Good Ol' Girls is a member-run organization that aims to empower progressive women through outreach, education, and mentorship. We host a variety of monthly workshops and events that provide women with opportunities for professional development, skills and resource sharing and networking.

About the class: In this YogaSculpt class you will combine free weights with power yoga sequencing and cardio to intensify each yoga pose while mixing in strength-training moves like squats, lunges and bicep curls. Expect a fun, challenging workout set to upbeat music.

Cost: We are able to offer this class for free (usually $25). Please consider bringing a friend to join us!

What to bring: A yoga mat (if you do not have one they can be rented at the studio for $2), towel (the class is heated so it will get sweaty), and a waterbottle.

About the teacher: Lily has been teaching YogaSculpt classes at CorePower for over a year and previously taught yoga and barre classes in Minneapolis. She completed Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training in Minnesota in January of 2015 and started teaching in August of 2015. 

May
18
6:30 pm18:30

Screening of the Documentary Trapped

Join Good Ol' Girls and NARAL Pro-Choice California in a viewing and discussion of the documentary winner for Social Impact Filmmaking at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Trapped. Trapped follows the struggles of the clinic workers and lawyers who are on the front lines of a battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women. 

After the viewing, there will be a discussion and Q&A. Refreshments will be served. View the trailer and learn more about Trapped. 

To purchase tickets and RSVP go to Eventbrite .

 

May
3
6:00 pm18:00

Financial Planning Workshop

  • Education Trust-West

Are you ready to get serious about financial planning? 

Join Good Ol' Girls for a workshop about how to manage your money. CPA and EA Louise Cochrane, head of LF Cochrane and Associates, and CFP Sarah Tolson, head of Girls Just Gotta Have Funds will help you take control of your financial future and discuss how to set--and reach--your goals! 

Financial Planning Workshop

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

6-7:30 pm

 

The workshop is free for members, $10 for non-members.

Apr
28
5:30 pm17:30

April Happy Hour

  • The Hall

Join us for our monthly happy hour in San Francisco! We'll be at The Hall on Market Street.

Apr
20
6:00 pm18:00

Use Your Voice Workshop

  • Global Exchange

Join Good 'Ol Girls on April 20 from 6-8:30pm for this exciting workshop back by popular demand.

*Use Your Voice: An Empowering Workshop for Women*
*By Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call on KALW 91.7 FM*

We need your voice. What you do, what you're passionate about, and what you believe in matters. The media shape the way we perceive the world, crucial issues, ourselves, and each other. We must be a central part of that narrative.

In this workshop, we will focus on:
*Speaking and writing with confidence, authority, and expertise
*Getting your message out in an engaging and effective way
*Promoting your work with pride and confidence
*The power of telling our stories

You will walk away with:
*Renewed confidence, encouragement, and inspiration
*A concrete set of goals
*Tools to deal with writer's block, conflict, and self-doubt
*New insights and perspectives on the power of finding and using our voices

Why is this needed? Because women make up 51% of the population, but our voices are missing in the national dialog.

Rose Aguilar hosts Your Call, a daily call-in public affairs radio show on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco. She also write op-eds for Al Jazeera English and is working on a book about older women activists. In the mid-late 90s, she was the only female on staff at CNET Radio, where she covered technology's impact on society and privacy issues. She has several stories to share about the gender disparities that she sees and experiences on a regular basis.

Subsidized ticket prices! To purchase tickets visit our event page here.
 

Mar
21
6:00 pm18:00

Happy Hour + Improv with Good Ol' Girls

  • Mikkeller Bar

Come join a group of Good Ol' Girls for Happy Hour then walk over to Leela and attend a true Improv Class!

Harvard Business Review says, "Improvisation – and the improv toolkit – offers great grounding for leaders challenged to thrive in a business climate that demands agility, resilience, quick thinking, and ease with ambiguity"

What: Improv class at Leela SF

When: March 21st at 6pm (meet at Mikkeller at 34 Mason for a drink before and walk over for class at 7)

Where: Mikkeller and then Leela at 901 Mission Street (Chronicle Building) 3rd Floor

 Buy tickets online--$15 online or $20 at the door.

RVSP by emailing hello@goodolgirls.org

Feb
25
5:30 pm17:30

February Happy Hour - Oakland

  • Awaken Cafe

Come join us for our monthly happy hour in Oakland! We are occupying Awaken Cafe this month. With 50% off Draft Beer and Wine how can we go wrong?

Nov
18
6:30 pm18:30

Fall Film Screening - Little White Lie

Little White Lie

 

What defines our identity, our family of origin or the family that raises us? 

Little White Lie tells Lacey Schwartz's story of growing up in a typical upper-middle-class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY, with loving parents and a strong sense of her Jewish identity - despite the open questions from those around her about how a white girl could have such dark skin. She believes her family's explanation that her looks were inherited from her dark-skinned Sicilian grandfather. 

At age 18, she confronts her mother and learns the truth: her biological father was not the man who raised her, but a black man named Rodney with whom her mother had had an affair. When her biological father dies shortly before Lacey's 30th birthday, the family secret can stay hidden no longer. Following the funeral, Lacey begins a quest to reconcile the hidden pieces of her life and heal her relationship with the only father she ever knew. 

Little White Lie is a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and the power of telling the truth. 

Wednesday, November 18th at the Little Roxie

Purchase Tickets: https://goglittlewhitelie.eventbrite.com/

6:30-7:00pm Mix & Mingle with light snacks and refreshments
7:00pm Film Screening
8:15pm Discussion