Past Events

Recap: WISE On Tap with Anchor Brewing

May 23, 2018

On Tuesday, May 22nd, WISE and Anchor Brewing Company hosted "WISE On Tap", an event designed to learn more about sports partnerships and the art of craft beer.

In addition to learning from Anchor Brewmaster Jen Jordan and SF Giants head of sponsorships Michael Martin, we took a VIP tour of the brewery, sampled their amazing assortment of beers, and ate tacos from Frank Grizzly's Taco Truck.

A great evening - cheers to WISE and Anchor!

Power play event. Pictured from the left: Amy Switzer, Pam Javandel, Loryn Ferreira, Zaileen Janmohamed, Mariana Alvaro, Megan Otto

Recap: Power Play with GMR Marketing

March 26, 2018

Thanks for joining us for an insider's look at the women of GMR Marketing! Our panel shared their experience managing strategic consulting & execution for global events like the Olympic Games & FIFA World Cup.

From the left:
Amy Switzer, Pam Javandel, Loryn Ferreira, Zaileen Janmohamed, Mariana Alvaro, Megan Otto

Recap: WISE Networking Scavenger Hunt!

March 13, 2018

Thanks to all who joined us at the WISE networking happy hour! Our event, held at Greens Sports Bar in San Francisco, featured a scavenger hunt to network with new people, drink specials, and great raffle prizes from the San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Earthquakes and Oakland A's.

A WISE Evening with the Women of the Golden State Warriors

October 27, 2017

Following an exclusive photo opportunity with the 2017 Larry O’Brien NBA Championship trophy, WISE SF hosted a fantastic panel of Golden State Warriors executives who will shared their experiences, advice, and insights into running a championship organization.

We were joined by the following Warriors panelists:

  • Gail Hunter - VP, Public Affairs & Event Management & Former WISE Woman of the Year winner
  • Joanne Pasternack - ‎VP, Community Relations & Executive Director, Warriors Community Foundation
  • Gracie Mercado - VP, Human Resources

With a special appearance from Warriors hype-man Franco Finn!

WISE SF Bay Area Members at a workshop sitting at tables with their laptops

Leveraging LinkedIn to Build Your Personal Brand

October 27, 2017

Stephanie Martin provided a very informative session with some great tips to boost your personal brand on LinkedIn.

Stephanie also shared some examples below of LinkedIn profiles that do a great job showcasing their personal brand and using the platform to tell their stories:

We hope you learned a lot during the workshop and were able to implement key changes on your own LinkedIn accounts! If you have any photos from the event, please be sure to share and post - tag us @wisesfbayarea & with #wiseworks. We look forward to seeing you at our next event,WISE SF Bay Area

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