In McKinsey & Lean In's 2016 "Women In the Workplace" Report, findings show that "Women get less access to the people and opportunities that advance careers and are disadvantaged in many of their daily interactions.. (leading to perceptions of) unequal opportunities for growth and development—and more likely to think their gender will play a role in missing out on a raise, promotion, or chance to get ahead."
Spark invites you to mingle with peers through a facilitated speed networking session. Build professional connections in a communal setting while learning about Spark, including an introduction to Spark local grantee Willpowered Woman (http://www.willpoweredwoman.org/). Light drinks will be provided.
6:00 - 6:30 - Welcome, Check-in and Mingling
6:30 - 6:40 - Introduction of Spark and the purpose of the event
6:45 - 7:00 - Introduction to Willpowered Woman (2016 grantee)
7:00 - 7:15 - Advice from Recruiter at Facebook
7:20 - 8:00 - Speed Networking Session
Spark is a network of young professionals who provide seed grants and pro bono services for emerging grassroots women’s organizations in San Francisco, New York and around the world. The organization is almost entirely volunteer-based, giving young people opportunities for engagement in local and global philanthropy. Spark members identify potential grantees, vote on organizations to support, secure monetary and in-kind donations, and evaluate outcomes. Founded in 2005, Spark is presently the largest network of Millennial philanthropists dedicated to investing in women. Follow us at @sparksf.