Opening Doors in San Leandro

mother and daughter

“When I grow up…”

WomensWork organized a series of events designed to introduce young women to prominent female role models in a setting that engaged and informed everyone.

Participating students gained experience by hearing unique stories of how women came to be doing the work they’re currently doing. Students also had the opportunity to hold informational interviews with the guest speakers and other professional women at each event:

This was not your series of regular speakers with boring slides. Our opening role models answered three brief questions about what they do and how they came to be doing their work. Young women were welcomed and encouraged to ask questions and interview the other attendees. We hope these conversations helped develop a wider scope of the different paths that students might take in their futures.

The San Leandro Educational Foundation (SLED) helped make this series happen by being our 501(c)(3) fiscal agent. Thanks SLED!

Thank you!

Event Series Sponsors

City of San Leandro Divine Home Care Sheet Metal Workers' Local Union 104 Soroptimist of the East Bay

Women in the Trades Event Sponsors:

Glaziers and Glassworkers Local 169 Operating Engineers Local 3

Our Partners

San Leandro Unified School District logo Barbara Lee Center for Health and Wellness Kaiser Permanente Zero Net Energy Center