Center for Women and Girls Workshops


HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST EVENTS

Women in the Workforce Conference                                                              A Forum on Global and Domestic Issues and Actions

November 16, 2016 | The African American Arts and Culture Center | San Francisco

Over 120 participants gathered to discuss advanced policies and practices on the status of women in the workforce at this important conference hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco and the Consulate Generals of Israel and Mexico. The forum was co-sponsored by the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women & Shalom Bayit.

Opening remarks and welcome were presented by NCJW SF Board President, Dena Gardi and the Consul Generals of Israel and Mexico. 

Featured Speakers and Moderators Included:

Elmy Bermejo, U.S. Secretary of Labor’s Regional Representative; Mariam Kabaha, Commissioner of Social Equality in the Israeli Ministry of Economy; Guadalupe Gómez-Maganda, Head of Gender Equity Unit in the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Roberta Steele, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Regional Attorney, San Francisco District Office; Vicki Hennessy, San Francisco Sheriff; Joanne Hayes-White, San Francisco Fire Chief; Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, Executive Director, CA Commission on the Status of Women; Andrea Shorter, President, San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women; Fabiola Kramsky, Founder & CEO of Tuiris, Inc.; Breanna Zwart, Google Access Strategy Team and Commissioner, SF Commission on the Status of Women. The Master of Ceremonies was Emily Murase, Executive Director of the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women. 

The participants in the conference voted to approve a resolution with recommendations for improved policies on women in the workforce and agreed to continue their collaborative work in the future. The plenary of the conference created a task force consisting of representatives of the organizers to work on developing a mechanism for regular meetings of the partners. Stay tuned for information about further actions associated with this collaborative initiative. 


Mentors Meet Your Mentees Party!

NCJWSF Youth Empowerment Mentoring Program in collaboration with Sojourner Truth Foster Family Service Agency

October 7, 2015, 2 PM – 4 PM
The Village, 1099 Sunnydale Ave. San Francisco

The trained mentors from the NCJWSF's Youth Empowerment Mentoring Program attended the launch party event where they were introduced to the young girls participating in our program!

If you are interested in participating in the NCJWSF Youth Empowerment Mentoring Program, contact us at info@ncjwsf.org.


Click HERE for the instructors' biographies. 


Second Mentor Training | NCJW SF Youth Empowerment Mentoring Program 

August 8, 2015 | The Village, 1099 Sunnydale Ave. San Francisco

This training, co-sponsored by NCJW SF and Sojourner Truth Foster Family Service Agency, offered a second opportunity to anyone who missed the launch of the mentoring program and wanted to learn more about the mentoring of youth at risk to be trafficked. 

For more information about the new mentoring program browse our brochure!

The training included an in-depth exploration of Human Trafficking 101, the newest techniques being used by traffickers to recruit children in the Bay Area, the impact of trauma upon girls, an interactive exercise where attendees get to experience a “day in the life” of a young girl at risk for victimization, and a trafficking survivor’s personal account of her inspiring story and the impact of mentoring.


Launch of our Youth Empowerment Mentoring Program!

May 16, 2015 | The Village: 1099 Sunnyvale Avenue, SF

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Thank you to everyone who attended our workshop. We delved into the rich experience of mentoring and the fascinating dynamics of human trafficking at this training for prospective volunteers. This event was open to anyone who has a general interest in human trafficking and/or would like to learn more about NCJWSF’s exciting new mentoring program. 

The launch event included an in-depth exploration of Human Trafficking 101:

  • The newest techniques being used by traffickers to recruit children in the Bay Area.
  • The impact of trauma upon girls.
  • An interactive exercise where attendees get to experience a “day in the life” of a young girl at risk for victimization.
  • A trafficking survivor’s personal account of her inspiring story and the impact of mentoring.

Click HERE to download the training schedule


Human Trafficking: Introductory Workshop for Teenagers

April 8, 2014

NCJW SF Office, 2000 Van Ness Ave, Suite 411, San Francisco, CA 94109

Helen Liang, Global Citizenship Fellow with U.S. Fund for UNICEF spoke about human rights abuses, in which children are exploited through practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, commercial sex, begging and child soldiering. The curriculum of the workshop is designed in line with Middle and High School                                               Common Core State Standards and National                                               Content Standards. Portions of the documentary                                         film "Not My Life" were shown and guided through                                       a discussion on how to prevent human trafficking.


Identity Theft and Other Cyber Crimes

November 21, 2013

NCJW SF Office, 2000 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 411, San Francisco, CA 94109

Dave Townsend, a recognized authority on computer forensics and Cyber-crime investigation with more than 30 years of police, detective, and cyber forensic experience, taught us various ways on how to protect our identity from online crimes.


5 Themes for Creating a Worthy Career, led by Rose Singer

October 24, 2013

NCJW SF Office, 2000 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 411, San Francisco, CA 94109

Rose Singer, MA, led a workshop according to five themes for successful career development. The participants learned practical exercises to leverage their strengths, interests, and capabilities.