Changemaker Forum: Lightning Talks with Social Entrepreneurs
14

Thursday, 14 November

6:30 8:30 pm PST

GA SF

225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco, CA 94104
FREE!
Regular Ticket
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In Partnership With:

Startups Give Back logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

Changemaker Forum: Lightning Talks with Social Entrepreneurs | November 14

Whitney Cole Photo


Co-Founder, WorkWell

Lucy Basta Photo


Co-Founder, WorkWell

Jeremy Brown Photo


Founder, Startups Give Back

Pam Lozoff Photo


Founder, Spirit of Youth Yoga

Shell Cleave Photo


Founder, Sea Hugger

Maria Oliveira Tamellini Photo


Co-Founder, GamerSafe

14

Thursday, 14 November

6:30 8:30 pm PST

GA SF

225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco, CA 94104
FREE!
Regular Ticket
`

In Partnership With:

Startups Give Back logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

The San Francisco tech and nonprofit communities gather under one roof. In partnership with Startups Give Back, this event is an opportunity for both tech and nonprofit professionals to connect and learn from a series of lightning talks featuring social entrepreneurs who lead local organizations tackling big problems in the world.

Why should you attend?

For tech professionals:

  • Discover organization in your own backyard solving problems
  • Learn about the various ways the tech and nonprofit communities can work together
  • Uncover potential nonprofit mentorship, advisory, and volunteering opportunities

For nonprofit professionals:

  • Hear from up-and-coming social entrepreneurs tackling big problems
  • Meet local professionals who can support your cause
  • Build awareness for your organization

About the Instructors

Whitney Cole Photo

Co-Founder,
WorkWell

Whitney is the Co-Founder of WorkWell, a job search and interview skills bootcamp supporting underrepresented folks break into and thrive in the tech industry. She has coached 700+ people into high paying jobs they are excited about and knows that believing in and enjoying your work leads to a better life. While delivering the essentials of career advice, all of her coaching incorporates perspective shifting so that you are empowered to create the life you truly want.

Lucy Basta Photo

Co-Founder,
WorkWell

Lucy has had experience coaching 700+ people to land jobs in tech in Silicon Valley. She co-founded WorkWell because she believes in the gifts and competence that women and the black/brown community have to positively impact tech. Lucy is an integral Life Coach and has worked at Apple creating trainings for their teams in respect to Empathy, cultivating a culture of feedback and many other areas vital to building and sustaining an inclusive culture where everyone belongs.

Jeremy Brown Photo

Founder,
Startups Give Back

Jeremy Brown is the Founder of Startups Give Back, the volunteering event where startups work together to help nonprofits in their communities. He's also a startup/nonprofit advisor, angel investor, and a career marketer in the tech industry.

Pam Lozoff Photo

Founder,
Spirit of Youth Yoga

Pam Lozoff, MSW, RYT is a mover, a changemaker, and a seeker. She moves through yoga and somatic/embodied practices, makes change through community-based mental health work, and seeks growth and connection with the greater force that connects all living beings. Through her lived experience and work experience with folks with mental and emotional vulnerabilities, Pam has come to the practices of yoga and somatic therapy to guide her in sustaining her sanity in an increasingly insane and heartbreaking world.

Following the completion of her Masters in Social Work (MSW) with a focus in social enterprise administration at Columbia University, she founded and directed Spirit of Youth Yoga from 2015- early 2019 to build skills for inner resilience with youth and service providers. The project has served over 1500 youth in San Jose schools and over 250 educators, counselors, and administrators. While she has had to put the project to rest so that she could also rest a bit (and because fundraising is not really her jam), she continues to move this work forward through her work with Seeds of Awareness as a school-based counselor and through teaching social-emotional skills and mindfulness practices to youth, educators, and other changemakers to build inner resilience and thriving communities.

Shell Cleave Photo

Founder,
Sea Hugger

Shell is the Founder of Sea Hugger, a nonprofit organization based in Half Moon Bay, CA that works to protect and heal the marine environment from the devastation of plastic pollution. Shell owned a successful Technical Writing company for two decades, but after years of seeing increased plastic pollution on the surface, underneath, and adjacent to the water, she closed her business and started Sea Hugger in early 2018. Shell is a surfer, scuba diver, SUPer, and life-long beach picker upper. Shell has written a children’s book titled The Littlest Sea Hugger; penned an OpEd that was published in several regional newspapers called The Recycling Myth; and frequently speaks with schools, community organizations, and corporations about reducing their plastic footprint. She believes that we can change the plastic tide before the damage is irreparable if we are all willing to change a few habits, and Sea Hugger is here to help.

Maria Oliveira Tamellini Photo

Co-Founder,
GamerSafe

Maria has 12 years of entrepreneurship experience leading a successful social impact consultancy company in Brazil and is a proud mom of 3 kids. She holds an international certification in social business, helped raise $6M for women’s projects at Kiva, and has advised a portfolio of eighty businesses across the world. She has had countless conversations with parents, experts, kids and teens about the online world challenges, dynamics and effects and decided to take action to prevent child exploitation and to build healthier communities inside gaming. She is now the Co-founder of GamerSafer a mission-driven cybersecurity platform to make online gaming safer for kids and teens.

About Our Partners

Startups Give Back

Startups Give Back is the volunteering event where startups get out of their offices and work together to help nonprofits in their communities.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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