Thank you to all of our amazing speakers, participants, and supporters for making this year's conference such an inspiring and historic day.
Check out photos here, the Executive Summary here, and the videos here.

Alliance for Girls' 3rd Annual Conference

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 |9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Event Center at Saint Mary's Cathedral
1111 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

The time to raise our voices for change is now.

Always' #likeagirl ad has attracted nearly 80 million views worldwide. Tech giants including Google and Twitter are infusing the sector with millions of dollars to support girls’ preparation for careers in tech. And girls such as Jada of #IAmJada are stepping up and broadcasting their stories to the world like never before.

We can’t let this moment slip away. Now’s our chance to push forward our demands and our vision of success, informed and defined by girls and girls services.

You are the experts. With your wisdom, energy, and expertise, we can make the Bay Area a model for the nation in giving every girl the opportunities she needs to fulfill her dreams.


Announcing the Keynote Speaker

Teresa C. Younger
President & CEO of the Ms. Foundation


Latest Confirmed Speakers


Who Should Attend

 Staff of Girl-Serving Organizations Funders of Girls' Services  Board Members
Researchers Policymakers Parents

  Girls' Champions  



To build a Bay Area Girls Agenda, Alliance for Girls’ conference will include interactive seminars, inspiring speakers, and facilitated roundtable discussions. Results of the conference will be catalogued in a final report that will be broadcast across the region, state and nation. 

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


Morning Program                             Most appropriate for staff of girls' services & board members

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Performance by Sarah O'Neal

Morning Keynote:
Alicia Garza, Founder of #BlackLivesMatter

9:30 AM - 11:15 AM



Session A: Crafting Catalytic Messages with Lina Sheth

Session B: Networked Leadership with Heather Mcleod Grant & Adene Sacks

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM


Afternoon Program               Most appropriate for parents, service providers, funders, politicians,
                                                                                                                    corporate partners, and girls

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM


GirlTalks puts girls and young women front and center. In this session, we'll hear from young leaders including:

Moria Moore, Soulsinger, Songwriter, Actress & Producer
Liana Thomason
, Student & Founder of BHS Stop Harassing
Ana Nicole diosdado Gonzalez, Photographer & Mission Girl

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Keynote Address: Teresa Younger, President & CEO of the Ms. Foundation

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM


1:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Afternoon Session: Building A Girls Agenda

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Closing & Closing Keynote: Lateefah Simon, MacArthur "Genius" Fellow and Program Director of the Rosenberg Foundation's California's Future Initiative

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Celebration & Reception


Watch Last Year's Keynote


Last Year's Participants

I will definitely use what I learned to enhance my work as a board member for GirlVentures and the Filipina Women’s Network.”

Gizelle Covarrubias Robinson, Managing Director of IT, Charles Schwab

Listening to other presentations on LGBT issues and mental health factors girls face was also really helpful because while our organization doesn't directly deal with those issues, they provide a full context for the reality our girls face on a daily basis.”

Roshni Kasad, Senior Program Manager, Techbridge 

“This year my organization collaborated with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission and Equal Rights Advocates on a program that has forever changed the lives of the girls who participated. This never would have happened had I not attended Alliance for Girls’ conference.” 

- Sandra Luna, Head of School, Julia Morgan School for Girls








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