Mayor London N. Breed will host the be INVINCIBLE Women’s Summit in San Francisco this Friday, June 14, 2019 at Moscone Center West. The Summit, which is officially sold out but still accepting waitlist requests, is a one-day event that will inspire women to recognize and activate their personal power and collective strength, provide tangible takeaways and build diverse coalitions to create real solutions to challenges – all in an environment that is inviting, inspiring, and energizing.
Mayor Breed, along with City Administrator Naomi M. Kelly and the Summit partners, is committed to the advancement of women’s health, economic equity, and empowerment. The Summit’s interactive program will allow attendees to explore solutions to challenges facing women today and actions to mitigate those challenges in the future in order to develop successful change for women in San Francisco and beyond.
“I am fortunate to have been mentored by many strong, intelligent, and thoughtful women throughout my life and career, and I want this Women’s Summit to be a place where other women can find those connections and discover what it means to them to be INVINCIBLE,” said Mayor Breed. “At a time when women’s rights are under constant attack and women continue to be underrepresented in government and in the private sector, it is more important than ever to have a space where women and our allies can come together in solidarity and learn from one another.”
“As the first woman to serve as City Administrator, I know San Francisco is making real progress for women but we can’t let up and we must keep going. Mayor Breed’s leadership is a unique moment in our City’s history to ensure that we keep going toward a future where every young girl can live her full potential,” said City Administrator Kelly. “This Women’s Summit will mobilize, inspire and empower women, girls and our allies to build community, support each other and keep San Francisco going in the right direction.”
Mayor Breed will deliver the welcoming keynote speech on Friday morning. Other keynote speakers include Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Valerie Jarrett, author and former Senior Advisor to President Obama; Surina Khan, CEO of the Women’s Foundation of California; and Judy Smith, Founder and President of Smith & Company.
The Summit will also include a resource fair with dynamic break-out sessions and exhibits, and performances by some of the Bay Area’s most talented artists, singers, dancers and poets. The resource fair will focus on four key areas, or “Neighborhoods”: health and wellness; financial empowerment; leadership and civic engagement; and lifestyle. More than 40 women and over 100 businesses and organizations from various professions, industries and backgrounds will lead sessions, panel discussions, and demonstrations in all four Neighborhoods.
800 Howard St. (Corner of Fourth & Howard Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94103
If taking BART or Muni to Moscone West, use the Powell station. If driving, recommended parking is the Fifth & Mission Garage, 833 Mission St. (between 4th & 5th Streets). The garage is adjacent to Moscone West with an accessible route to the event entrance along the 4th St. side of the structure. There is also an ADA drop-off lane at the entrance to the building on Howard St. – the lane just to the left of the white posts. Moscone West is accessible to persons using wheelchairs and others with disabilities. Assistive listening devices will be available for all stage programs. There will be a distribution table next to each seating section. Real-time captioning and ASL Interpreters will be provided in the keynote sessions.
More information about the event can be found at the Women’s Summit website: sfmayor.org/be-invincible