Join us for our Annual Strong, Smart & Bold Luncheon!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Join us for an afternoon that never fails to inspire – whether through the remarkable achievements of local honorees and leaders, or our Girls Inc. Teen Scholars, who have broken down barriers to move toward bold futures of their own. This year we are celebrating how, together, we are expanding what is possible for our girls and alumnae.

Girls Inc. participants Emani, Tiffany, and Vanessa will take the stage to share their stories and how they have redefined their futures because of Girls Inc.

Year after year, we hear from supporters that there is nothing like hearing our girls’ stories in their own voices. Whether you join us every year, or you will be attending for the first time, we hope to count you among the 500 friends and allies who will come together to invest in girls in our community and be inspired by their stories.


Friday, April 12, 2019

10:30 AM VIP Reception
11:30 AM Registration
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Program


Oakland Scottish Rite Center
1547 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612

Sponsorship & Tickets


Click here for detailed sponsorship information.

Featuring Remarkable Stories From Our Girls

Emani 2


“Girls Inc. provided a safe and welcoming environment for me at a time when I felt the most abandoned.”

Tiffany 1


“Girls Inc. taught me that I should not be hindered by my own self-doubt and that I can succeed at anything if I try.”

Vanessa 1


“My Girls Inc. experience has shown me an awareness of my role to challenge and alter the way women are often identified in society and the importance of pushing those boundaries.”

This Year’s Honorees Include

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Cindy Robbins

President and Chief People Officer, Salesforce
Robbins leads Salesforce’s efforts to attract, develop and retain the best talent. Robbins also advocates for the Latinx community and was named one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Latinas in Business in 2018.

Event Emcee

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Pam Moore

Anchor, KRON 4


$25,000 Champion

Gilead Sciences, Inc.


$15,000 Leader

Anne Gattis
The Simpson Family
Glenn & Ellen Voyles


$10,000 Advocate

Patricia Canty
Lois De Domenico
Kaiser Permanente
The Saul Zaentz Company/Middle-earth Enterprises


$5,000 Ally

Bob & Nancy Bishop
Curls Bartling P.C.
East Bay Community Foundation
Robin Evitts
Holland Partner Group
Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency
MUFG Union Bank
Oakland Raiders
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Urban Planning Partners


$2,500 Partner

Anne Phillips Architecture
Marcia & George Argyris
Julie Baeder / John Lin
John Bailey
Bayer Corporation
Blue Shield of California
Joy Chen & Vernon Giang
Charmaine Clay / Rhonda Ramlo
Jill Cowan & Stephen Davis
Rick da Silva / Jillian Loh-Kearns
Celeste Davis
Christine Gouig
Lisa Gross / Anne O’Neill
Melvin Harrison & Barbara Hardacre
Kerrie & Bret Hogan
Holy Names High School
Carla Koren / Gena Harper
Janet & Joe Loduca
Pat Loomes
Allison Maney / Carolyn Marley
Susan Muranishi
Mutual of America
Marti Pozzi
Nancy & Mike Pretto
Roseann Torres
David Valdez


* Sponsor list as of 4/2/19