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10th Annual Inspiration Awards


Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 5:15 PM to 8:45 PM (PST)

10th Annual Inspiration Awards

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Inspiration Awards is a fundraising celebration honoring four champions bringing positive change through their passion, dedication, and innovation. It’s your chance to meet Bay Area thought leaders in the fields of technology, business, and economic development.


By attending Inspiration Awards, you are supporting digital literacy education to hundreds of organizations and nonprofits, opportunity and jobs to thousands of design students, and spreading inspiration throughout our community.



Formerly Oakland Digital, BRIDGEGOOD prepares job seekers—predominantly women of color—in the digital design field by inspiring first-generation college students ages 18 to 34 to become creators in UX / UI / Visual Design and leaders in their communities.

For ten years, our core programs, Inspire Oakland, Design Apprenticeship, and Digital Equity, have boosted the local economy by $5.8MM, leading to opportunities for 21st century employment and economic mobility. Our exciting web application has bridged the design & marketing needs of over 1,000 business owners with 6,500 talented Creatives, creating tangible opportunity for everyone.



Join BRIDGEGOOD’s ecosystem of students, creators, leaders, and visionaries: sponsor a table, purchase an advertisement, or make an in-kind donation. Call (510) 435-2945 to get involved.

Proudly Honoring




Karl Robillard, Twitter


"Twitter for Good: We reflect the power of Twitter through civic engagement, volunteerism, and charitable partnerships. We support equality and universal acceptance for all people. As part of this commitment we work with organizations to ensure equal opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and computer science programs for women and underrepresented minorities of all ages."




Jazmin Mora, Kaiser Permanente

Jazmin Mora is an Oakland/East Bay native who is currently co-leading RealTime Oakland (RTO), a local Ecosystem of passionate people and nonprofits that codesign and collaborate on community health possibilities. Jazmin is passionate about cultivating community and connecting people, having previously worked in International Education and Human Resources at UC Berkeley, Ekso Bionics, and the University of Delaware.

With a deep interest in culture and social justice, you can find her supporting roots/traditional arts programs at La Peña Cultural Center as a volunteer or House Manager, and as a mentor at Youth Impact Hub’s 2019 social entrepreneurship program. Jazmin is also a 2019-2020 cohort member of the Ecology of Leadership’s Heart of Leadership Immersion Program, where she is studying permaculture and personal healing work. In her spare time, Jazmin loves to travel, study languages (Spanish, Portuguese and German), enjoy live music, and dabble in voiceover acting and community theater.


Megan Dale, Adobe

"Since the future of Adobe and every other tech company depends on our ongoing ability to hire talented people with diverse perspectives, we need more women and members of underrepresented groups to pursue careers in technology. That’s why we’re working to expand access to education and real-world experience for underserved and underrepresented youth."



Raminder SomalWells Fargo

Raminder is a 15-year veteran of Wells Fargo Bank. As a Community Relations Senior Consultant for Wells Fargo’s Corporate Philanthropy and Community Relations Group, Raminder supports Wells Fargo’s commitment to serving the underserved community in the East Bay by developing and strengthening relationships with nonprofits, community leaders and elected officials to achieve economic stability for low-to-moderate individuals and families. Prior to this role, she served in Audit & Security as a Senior Audit Leader and was a member of its Diversity Council.


Raminder creates opportunities to promote self-sufficiency by organizing financial education seminars and promoting Wells Fargo as an employer of choice. In addition, she works closely with nonprofits to leverage resources available to them within the Bank including grants and loans. Raminder sits on the Oakland Workforce Development Board, Mandela Partners board and advisory board for Working Solutions.


Raminder has an MBA from Santa Clara University, where she was a pioneer in creating its Women in Business group and annual conference. She has an Undergraduate degree from Cal State East Bay. Raminder is also a member of Community Relations Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council. 


Distinguished Host


Alicia Mayo
KRON 4, iHeartMedia, CBS Radio/TV


Alicia Mayo has an eclectic background nurtured by the middle-class, educated, multi-racial, and complex diversity of San Francisco along with deeply rooted urban soul history of Bay Area black life. Her younger years were topped off with sprinkles of Hip Hop culture born and raised in San Francisco's predominantly black Fillmore, Potrero Hill, and Bayview neighborhoods.


Alicia studied at San Francisco City College, College of San Mateo, and finally earned 2 AA degrees from Laney College in Oakland, in Media Communications and Liberal Arts. She began to find her true passion in media and transferred to San Francisco State University earning her BA in Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts. Alicia is now considered a news "Power Producer," (KRON 4 TV News Director, Aaron Pero) as a news reporter, anchor, and editor with experience working for KCBS news radio (7 mil.), iHeartMedia, and more than 50 radio station affiliates in the Pacific Northwest heard by more than 4 million people.


Alicia enjoys serving Bay Area communities, especially marginalized, low income families with limited resources. She is the proud Creator and Executive Producer of The Bay Area Mental Health Hour. 



Distinguished Speakers


Shaun Tai


Shaun Tai is the Executive Director of BRIDGEGOOD, an award-winning design studio dedicated to enhancing tech literacy and opportunity among Entrepreneurs and Student Designers. Shaun also leads the direction and product strategy for, a web application that connects overlooked talent to professional opportunities. The platform is supported by and the Golden State Warriors Community Foundation.


Shaun received an MA in Architectural & Urban Design and a BS in Advertising from San Jose State University. Prior to SJSU, he graduated with honors from Cal State East Bay with a BA in Digital Arts and was named “Distinguished Young Alumnus” of the academic year 2015. In September 2016, Diablo Magazine ranked Shaun #6 in their prestigious 40 Under 40 campaign. In March 2017, SF Business Times named Shaun 40 Under 40 alongside the Bay Area’s brightest CEOs and Directors. In April, Cal State East Bay recognized Shaun as a 40 Under 40 “Civic Service & Activism” Recipient, Class of 2017.


Currently Shaun is leading a $6MM capital campaign for BRIDGEGOOD Design Studio to ignite job creation and community growth among design students, nonprofits, and small businesses.





Live Music

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Champions and Supporters









2019 Board of Directors


Chelsea Seabron, President

Linda Poeng, Treasurer

Erica Hong, Secretary

Kevin Louie

Martin Kojnok

Lisa Sy

Michael Shih

TiYanna Long

Brett Webb


Table Sponsorships:

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Shaun Tai | 510-435-2945 |


Media Access & Partnerships:

Yudy Orellana | 510-435-2945 |


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We look forward to celebrating leadership and inspiration with you!



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875 Stevenson St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 5:15 PM to 8:45 PM (PST)

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Formerly Oakland Digital, BRIDGEGOOD prepares job seekers (predominantly women of color) in the digital design field by inspiring first-generation college students ages 18 to 34 to become creators in User Experience (UX) / User Interface (UI) / Visual Design, leaders in their communities, and designers of social good through exposure to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, applied Mathematics).

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