Oprah Winfrey once said, “to move forward, you have to give back.”
It is in this vein that that the current CLUB "Incubees" sought to find a community service project that would engage the CLUB SV membership at large. We wanted to help find ways in which to give back to the community, with an eye towards building the pipeline for the future of Silicon Valley and the CLUB.
We feel very fortunate to be in a position where we can make impact and hope that CLUB members do too. We offer these five Bay Area/Silicon Valley organizations as opportunities for you to give to in any number of ways – from volunteering your time, giving money, or even serving on a board.
If any are are aligned with your personal goals for giving (don’t forget your company matching program if you have one to use by year end!) please make a direct donation. If you might consider donating your time and expertise in the coming year but would like to know more, feel free to contact one of us listed below. When you do reach out to these organizations to be involved, please do mention the CLUB!
We hope that this is just the beginning of partnerships that we will have in supporting these wonderful organizations.Together, we will incubate the next generation of diverse women leaders!
Black Girls Code
Why do we like Black Girls Code?
Through exposure to computer science and technology, Black Girls Code provides African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing jobs expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.
Who does Black Girls Code serve?
Black Girls Code empower girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own future.
Why do we like Career Girls?
Career Girls is a career exploration tool for girls, with an emphasis on STEM careers. The free collection of over 7,000 videos features more than 400 women role models ranging from astronaut to musician to veterinarian.
Who does Career Girls serve?
Career Girls targets K-12 girls. Its videos are accessible worldwide.
Girls for a Change
Why do we like Girls for a Change?
GFC "coaches" work with students to identify an issue that the girls want to change. Students then spend eight months designing and implementing a social change project.
Who does Girls for a Change serve?
GFC targets middle school and high school girls from ethnically diverse and low-income neighborhoods.
girlsforachange.typepad.com (select Silicon Valley)
Why do we like WANDA?
Women's Achievement Network and Development Alliance empowers low-income single mothers with knowledge, skills and financial assets to develop and achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Who does WANDA serve?
WANDA accepts up to 35 women a year in a matched savings and education program.
Why do we like SHE++?
SHE++ works to empower underrepresented groups and dispel that computer science is not a career for women and minorities.
Who does SHE++ serve?
The organization serves high schoolers and college students, where the high schoolers are asked to impact their broader communities.
These giving ideas brought to you by the
Nolwenn Godard, MBA
Director of Pricing Product, PayPal
Kimberly Lam, CPA
Partner at Bachecki, Crom & Co
Nancy Poon Lue, M.Ed., Consultant
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Sherry Hashimoto Main, MBA
Chief Communications & Marketing Officer
UC Santa Cruz,
Stelli Munnis, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Global MarketingNuance Energy Group,
Mansi Shah, J.D.
Partner, Merchant & Gould,
Jennifer Wayman, Strategic Marketing
Channel Sales Executive