EMPOWER! Breakfast

EMPOWER! Breakfast Sponsorships/Individual Tickets (LINK!!!)

In honor of Judy Todd, GirlVentures’ First Board President

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Hyatt Regency – Grand Ballroom – 5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco
7:30 am Registration
8:00 am Breakfast & Program
9:00 – 9:30 am Networking


This annual event brings together more than 300 people to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of girls who have participated in our transformative programs.



This inspiring hour will give you a closer look at how our programs empower diverse Bay Area girls to Live Healthy, Relate Wisely to others and the environment, and Lead Confidently. Several alumnae will share their experiences – the perfect opportunity to hear first-hand the impact GirlVentures has on the girls we serve and their communities.


Special Guest Speaker

Silvia Vasquez-Lavado is a humanitarian and passionate social entrepreneur, working to provide alternative solutions for the education and advancement of vulnerable populations. She co-founded and launched the
Gracias Foundation, leading local grassroots social entrepreneurs in marginalized areas in Peru, Africa and Nepal.

In addition to serving as PayPal’s Principal of Enterprise Technology, Silvia has recently launched Courageous Girls,  a nonprofit that heals and empowers sexually abused girls through physical endurance, somatic experiences and mindfulness techniques. As part of Courageous Girls, Silvia will take several female survivors from the Bay Area and Nepal to Base Camp Everest in August 2015.

Click here to learn more about Silvia and Courageous Girls.


There will be exciting prizes and auction items at the Breakfast including a behind-the-scenes tour of AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants; an evening cruise on the Bay to watch the Giant’s game from McCovey Cove; rock climbing classes; winery tours and more!


Sponsorship Levels

Invest in this important work by sponsoring our celebration. Contact our Executive Director for more information. To secure your sponsorship, visit our Breakfast Sponsorship & Donation Page. (LINK!!!)

$5,000 Summit Sponsor

    • 10 Tickets to the Breakfast with VIP check-in
    • Program listing with logo
    • Public recognition from the podium at the Breakfast
    • Rotating logo on screens prior to event
    • Website link & logo on our website 

$2,500 Scholarship Circle Sponsor

    • 10 Tickets to the Breakfast
    • Program Listing with logo
    • Website link & logo on our website

$1,000 Table Sponsor

    • 10 Tickets to the Breakfast
    • Program Listing

GV Alum presents…

See photos from last year’s breakfast here.


2015 Sponsors


Summit Sponsors – $5,000





Elizabeth & Brett May


Scholarship Circle Sponsors – $2,500


















Andrea Hicks/Bryan Cave LLP

Cathy and Steve Simon


Table Sponsors – $1,000

Anna Kapetanakos

April Chan

Bari Havlik

Beneficial State Bank


David Herron

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Dawn Lopshire and Rhett Bratt

Debbie Zambetti

Edie Heilman

Elizabeth McLeod

Equity One

Eva Gunther Foundation

First Republic Bank

The Fleury Family

Gillian Clegg

Gina McFarland

Gutierrez & Marca LLP

Hemming Morse LLP

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Jackie Bekker

Judy and Bruce Todd

Kathryn Spain

Kathy Anderson

Kathy Yeu

Kristina Hentschel

Lauren Abendschein

Lee and Sean Burgess

MacCorkle Insurance/Risk Strategies

Maria Miller

Megan Armstrong

Milli Garcia

Ropes & Gray

Silvia Vasquez-Lavado

StubHub, Inc.

Tia Welch Maerz

Whitney Morris

Zephyr Real Estate



If you are interested in volunteering for this event, email volunteer@girlventures.org.