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Genesys Works: Breaking Through 2018

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The St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco

125 3rd Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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BREAKING THROUGH

Reception 5:30-6pm / Ceremony 6-7pm/ Champions Dinner (7-8:30pm, invite only)

Join us in celebrating our 6th cohort of students breaking through barriers and entering the professional world at our signature annual event. Breaking Through is the beginning of a transformational journey for over 130 rising leaders through meaningful internships at top Bay Area companies.

This year's young professionals will take you along on the journey toward their professional dreams. And, we are pleased to honor our 2018 keynote speaker Guillermo Diaz, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Cisco Systems.

Over 500 students, alumni, family members, and change-makers in the business, education, and philanthropy community will come together to recognize the accomplishments of the Class of 2019 and witness the unveiling of our high school students' internship placements as they cross the stage.

RSVP to secure your seat and be a part of the movement to create a more diverse workforce today. We look forward to seeing you there!

Watch a clip from last year's Breaking Through



2018 HOST COMMITTEE

  • Ron Conway, Founder & Co-Managing Partner, SV Angel, Honorary Chair

  • Paul Chapman, Chief Information Officer, BOX

  • Erin Baudo Felter, Executive Director, Okta for Good

  • Jose Gordon, Chief of Staff, Global Communications, eBay

  • Kevin Hart, SVP Strategic Development and Technology, Northern California, Kaiser Permanente

  • Barb Leslie, President and CEO, Oakland Chamber of Commerce

  • Matt Mahood, President and CEO, The Silicon Valley Organization

  • Laura Moran, Executive Director, Unite SF, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

  • Kateryn Reymundo, Alumna, Genesys Works Class of 2014

  • Honorable Mayor Libby Schaaf, City of Oakland

  • Jorge Titinger, Founder & CEO, Titinger Consulting


2018 SPONSORS

BREAKTHROUGH

  • Ron Conway

CHAMPION

  • AT&T

  • Microsoft

  • PWC

PARTNER

  • Cisco Systems

  • Silicon Valley Bank

SUPPORTERS

  • Ancestry.com

  • Kapor Center for Social Innovation

  • PG&E

  • Okta

  • East Side Union High School District

Become a Breaking Through Sponsor

As a sponsor, you will gain visibility and join the growing list of companies committed to building a bright and talented future workforce. Every dollar you contribute enables students from underserved communities to work paid year-long internships, and ultimately, achieve lasting success.

Sponsors will continue the evening at the Champions' Dinner immediately following the ceremony.

To become a sponsor or learn about sponsorship opportunities, click here.


2018 CORPORATE PARTNERS

Accenture
Ancestry.com
Andreessen Horowitz
AT&T
Atlassian
Blend Labs
Boston Scientific Corporation
BOX
Canvas
Clif Bar & Company
Deloitte
DocuSign
Dome Construction
East Side Union High School District
Gensler
Gunderson Dettmer
Hanson Bridgett
HotelTonight
Kaiser Permanente
Kirkland & Ellis
Mission Hospice and Home Care
Numi Organic Tea
Okta
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Port of San Francisco
Salesforce
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
San Francisco Unified School District
Santa Clara Valley Water District
ServiceNow
Silicon Valley Bank
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Snowflake
SPUR
Sumo Logic
Tanium
Turnitin


WHY BREAKING THROUGH?

Too often, students growing up in low-income households are shut of today’s workforce. Nearly one in five students of color in the Bay Area drop out of high school, and even less graduate college at a time when the demand for college educated workers is rising.

That's where Genesys Works comes in. Our unique 14-month program prepares students to break through barriers and achieve lasting academic and professional success.

Our signature annual event is an opportunity to celebrate our young professionals and directly address the opportunity gap, together.

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