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OUR
IMPACT

We have served more than 5,000 girls through our entrepreneurship programs, and our alumnae have delivered pitches and sold products to more than 15,000 community members.

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95%

OF OUR ALUMNAE REPORTED INCREASED CONFIDENCE

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92%

OF OUR ALUMNAE REPORTED INCREASED LEADERSHIP SKILLS

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99%

OF OUR ALUMNAE REPORTED INCREASED BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE

Check out our latest adventures...

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WORKSHOP WITH JOEL BURROWS, CEO OF GHIRARDELLI CHOCOLATE CO.

October 22, 2023

During this workshop, Joel spoke about his path to becoming a CEO and shared lessons learned throughout nearly two decades in the wonderful world of chocolate. Ghirardelli, a San Francisco-based, world famous chocolate company, was founded in 1852! Joel talked about continuing the brand's legacy.

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LEVELING UP YOUR BRANDING & MARKETING

August 13 , 2023

During this workshop, participants learned how to identify their unique brand ethos and how to zero in on their brand principles. They also gained tools for weaving their brand through various aspects of their business to leave a lasting impression on customers.

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WORKSHOP: WONDERFUL WORLD OF WHOLESALE

March 26, 2023

We were over the moon about launching our Rising Star Tradeshow in conjunction with our Spring 2023 Pop-up! Those who completed our Wonderful World of Wholesale workshop and the required follow-up steps were able to pitch their products to local retail business owners during our Spring Pop-up, in addition to selling to the general public.

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WORKSHOP: COLLEGE PREP 101

March 5, 2023

Participants in this workshop gained a high-level overview of the college admissions process and learned the importance of charting their own unique path. They learned practical tips for tailoring their descriptions of their involvement in extracurricular activities. They also received tools to help track their progress and achievements. This workshop culminated into a rare opportunity for Q&A with a college admissions expert.

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WORKSHOP: RETAIL MERCHANDISING W/ SEPHORA (PART 1)

October 23, 2022

In this workshop, participants were introduced to foundational concepts related to retail merchandising. They learned about the importance of being prepared to engage with our guest speaker. They also gained knowledge about skincare as a product category and were introduced to SEPHORA as a retail brand. Finally, they learned academic pathways to a career in retail.

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SPRING POP-UP SHOP

May 1, 2022

After two years of virtual programming, our young entrepreneurs were elated to be back in-person selling their wares for our Spring Pop-up Shop. It was a day of girl-powered educational programming, commerce and festivities.

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FOUNDER HOUR WORKSHOP: PRODUCTS WITH PURPOSE WITH DIANA KAPP

March 20, 2022

We joined forces with Diana Kapp, author of Girls Who Green the World & Girls Who Run the World to deliver this workshop highlighting visionary female founders out to save the planet. 

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PITCHFEST: PITCH MASTERCLASS

January 23, 2022

Girls Crushing It and Title Nine teamed up to offer up-start entrepreneurs ages 10 - 17 a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sell their products in-store at Title Nine's bustling Berkeley, California location and a $500 cash prize to invest in their business endeavor. This course helped to equip participants with the confidence and skills to crush their pitch!

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FALL 2021 POP-UP SHOP

September 25, 2021

Our young entrepreneurs sharpened up their pitch skills and dusted off their display stands for our first in-person pop-up shop in 18 months. We were elated to set up shop at the Moraga Pear & Wine Festival.

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VIRTUAL SPRING POP-UP SHOP

March 20 - 21, 2021

This pop-up was a blockbuster! Hundreds shoppers logged on for this virtual event where budding entrepreneurs sold everything from jewelry with inspirational messages to custom pet stickers and Nigerian-inspired handbags.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101 + e-COMMERCE

February 2021

In response to the overwhelming demand for our programming, we launched our East Contra Costa (ECC) County cohort, which sold out. Girls participated in e-commerce workshops in preparation for our ECC Virtual Spring Pop-up Shop.

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GIRLS CRUSHING IT STARTUP ACCELERATOR

October 10 - 31, 2020

This entry-level program was offered to girls in the early stages of starting a business as well as those kickstarting a business from scratch. Participants were awarded startup capital, stipends and had access to 1:1 business coaching. 

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RETAIL WORKSHOP +
PANEL DISCUSSION

March 1, 2020

Lafayette, CA

 

Our young entrepreneurs learned the fundamentals of brick and mortar retail operations and how to develop a go-to-market strategy for their business, including engaging with a panel of local shop owners in preparation for our Pitch Day.

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POP-UP SHOP AT GIRLS FESTIVAL

November 9, 2019

Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

Girls Crushing It joined forces with WorldWideWomen Foundation for the 4th Annual Girls Festival at San Francisco's iconic Palace of Fine Arts. It was a life-changing day of power and possibility, and our girlpreneurs delivered pitches and sold products to the nearly 6,000 attendees.

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GIRLS CRUSHING IT x NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE

October 16, 2019

Lafayette, CA​

Girls learned about the gender pay gap and the importance of flexing their entrepreneurial muscles at an early age.

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Pivotal Twist - Art of Leadership

May 22, 2019

Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA​

Our founder, Roxanne Christophe, spoke about inventive methods to foster organizational growth. 

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WINTER POP-UP SHOP

December 9, 2018

Lafayette, CA​

Our Winter Pop-up Shop was bustling with 600 shoppers, who found gifts for everyone on their list. It has since become an annual tradition.

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SILICON VALLEY POP-UP SHOP @ GIRLS FESTIVAL

October 6, 2018

Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA​

We were so honored to join forces with Girls Festival for a day of empowerment as 4,000 festival-goers visited our pop-up shop.

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OUR VERY FIRST POP-UP SHOP AT THE MONTCLAIR FARMERS MARKET

May 28, 2017

Oakland, CA​

After starting small businesses at school, Christophe and Sophie Davis recruited buddies (a.k.a business partners) to join their business. They quickly saturated the market at school and headed to the local farmers market to sell their wares.

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FIELD TRIP TO WISH 

October 21, 2023

Our young entrepreneurs enjoyed an exciting in-person educational experience at the lovely and amazing Wish Boutique in Walnut Creek. The day kicked off with a scavenger hunt, followed by a workshop with Sasha Varni, founder and owner of Wish.

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SPRING POP-UP SHOP

May 7, 2023

Our 6th Annual Spring Pop-up Shop featured more than 60 entrepreneurs selling their one-of-a-kind goods and services. From face painting and maple tree seedlings to skincare products and handmade works of art, there was something for everyone.

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WORKSHOP: SUPERPOWER HOUR W/ CLAUDIA WALKER

March 19, 2023

Our guest for this season’s Superpower Hour workshop was Claudia Walker, an Oakland based author and speaker, whose work has been featured in Forbes, Essence, and Black Enterprise. In January 2023, Ms. Walker launched a Black History Month collaboration with Target. She shared her unique founder story with us.

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WINTER POP-UP SHOP

December 11, 2022

During our 5th Annual Winter Pop-up Shop in Lafayette, California, visitors found something for everyone on their holiday list. Local merchants shopped for Girls Crushing It products to showcase in their brick and mortar locations. Our youngest visitors were even able to shop with the help of a teen shopping assistant.

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FALL POP-UP SHOP AT LAFAYETTE ART & WINE FESTIVAL

September 17-18, 2022

We joined forces with the Lafayette Chamber on presenting Girls Crushing It Pavilion as part of the the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival. During this two-day event, our young entrepreneurs welcomed festival-goers from all corners of the San Francisco Bay Area. 

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PITCHFEST POP-UP AT TITLE NINE

April 30, 2022

Retail got real for our four Pitchfest Competition winners who sold their products in-store at Title Nine's bustling Berkeley, California location. Title nine is the nation's largest independently owned retailer of women's outdoor and athletic apparel.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101 WORKSHOP

March 20, 2022

During this workshop, participants learned the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. From market need to product ideation & prototyping to calculating margin and delivering a pitch, this course equips participants with the confidence and knowledge to crush it in business.

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VIRTUAL WINTER POP-UP SHOP

December 3-5, 2021

With everything from pet supplies and housewares to handmade works of art and accessories, our Virtual Winter Pop-up Shop had something for everyone on your holiday list.

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BUSINESS TRIP TO

TITLE NINE HEADQUARTERS

Summer 2021

Our entrepreneurs participated in an interactive, behind-the-scenes trip to Title Nine headquarters—the largest independently-owned and operated retailer in the women's fitness and adventure space. The day included  department tours, product ideation and presenting to Title Nine CEO, Missy Park. 

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MASTERCLASS: CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE (CX) & ONLINE SHOP EXCELLENCE

February - March 2021

This masterclass was offered to our advanced cohort who have been working for more than a year on launching and managing their online storefronts. Our customer experience curriculum was truly MBA-inspired and equipped our seasoned entrepreneurs with the skills to help take their shops to the next level.

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VIRTUAL WINTER POP-UP SHOP

December 5 - 6, 2020

After migrating their businesses online, more than 50 of our girlpreneurs sold their products at our Virtual Winter Pop-up Shop. Thousands of visitors logged on to shop and support our young entrepreneurs as they flexed their leadership muscles during the pandemic.

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NASDAQ CENTER YOUTH CAMP WITH

GIRLS CRUSHING IT: COURSE #2

July 19 & 26, 2020

Along with Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, we offered Course #2: Give Your Business a Social Distancing Makeover. In this course girls used Stanford d.school's design thinking framework to strategize ways to adapt their business models in response to the pandemic.

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WINTER POP-UP SHOP

December 15, 2019

Lafayette, CA

Our young entrepreneurs sold their wares to more than 600 shoppers at our Winter Pop-up Shop, which was a festive affair. With everything from bath products to stationery and organic dog treats to handmade works of art there was something for everyone.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101

WORKSHOP + PITCH DAY

November 3, 2019

Orinda, CA

Our freshman class of entrepreneurs learned everything from business planning to product sourcing and budgeting to delivering a great pitch at our Entrepreneurship 101 Workshop.

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BRAND IDENTITY + PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

October 20, 2019

Capital One Café, Walnut Creek, CA

In preparation for our Winter Pop-up Shop, (2) sold-out cohorts of girls participated in our Brand Identity and Product Photography Workshop at Capital One in Walnut Creek.

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SPRING POP-UP SHOP

May 5, 2019

Orinda, CA​

With 100+ girlpreneurs setting up shop, this event was high impact. We partnered with SewNow!, who produced a girlpreneur fashion show featuring products on sale at the pop-up shop.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101 WORKSHOP + PITCH DAY (Cohort B)

November 18, 2018

Orinda, CA​

In preparation for our Winter Pop-up Shop, our girlpreneurs learned the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. They also honed their pitches in a small group setting.

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SPRING POP-UP SHOP

May 6, 2018

Orinda, CA​

After our debut at the farmers market, we put a call out on social media for a few girls to join us at our next farmers market pop-up. More than 40 girls signed up and we outgrew the farmers market. More than 400 people attended this event, and we incorporated as a nonprofit shortly thereafter.

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FALL POP-UP SHOP AT THE LAFAYETTE ART & WINE FESTIVAL

September 23 & 24 2023

With more than 50,000 attendees, Lafayette Art & Wine is one of the largest festivals in the Bay Area. Our young entrepreneurs scaled their businesses and crushed it at this blockbuster event.

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RISING STAR TRADESHOW

May 7, 2023

During our Rising Star Tradeshow, seasoned Alumnae pitched their wholesale offerings to local retail business owners who procured merchandise to sell in their brick and mortar stores.

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WORKSHOP: ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101

March 19, 2023

Whether launching a first-time business endeavor or brushing up on the fundamentals of business operations, participants in this workshop ideate solutions to real-world business challenges. They also gain practical business skills which they apply to their own small business.

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WORKSHOP: RETAIL MERCHANDISING (PART 2) W/ CINDY DEILY OF SEPHORA

November 6, 2022

Our young entrepreneurs learned how the pros at Sephora use merchandising to delight customers and drive sales, thanks to Cindy Deily, VP of Skincare at SEPHORA. They also gained practical skills, which they applied to their own shops during our Winter Pop-up Shop.

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FALL WORKSHOP: SUPER POWER HOUR

August 7, 2022

Architect and artist, Lara Dutto, joined us for our Superpower Hour. During this session, participants learned that combining a passion for art and math can lead to a career in architecture. Our entrepreneurs were delighted and inspired learning about the contributions of female architects and the academic path to this exciting career.

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TITLE NINE PITCHFEST COMPETITION

March 26, 2022

Eleven Pitchfest finalists pitched their products for a day of camaraderie, confidence-building and a chance to sell their products in-store at Title Nine's Berkeley, California location. Four winners were selected to sell at Title Nine and receive some very cool prizes, including $500 to invest in their business endeavor.

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SPEAKING WITH POWER & PURPOSE MASTERCLASS 

March 13, 2022

Girls Crushing It teamed up with public speaking coach AnnMarie Baines, of The Practice Space, to equip our Pitchfest finalists with the skills and confidence to crush their pitch during our Title Nine Pitchfest Competition. 

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CEO SELF-CARE FOR TWEENS & TEENS

November 13, 2021

Our entrepreneurs grabbed their coziest pajamas for a self-care pajama party with Girls Crushing It BFF, Angela Caglia. Girls learned lifelong skills to help balance their busy lives and nurture their​ emotional well-being. They also had fun trading tips on finding pockets of joy.

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VIRTUAL SPRING POP-UP SHOP

April 17 - 18, 2021 

The Virtual Spring Pop-up Shop enabled girls to sharpen their e-commerce skills and featured girls selling everything from handmade accessories and housewares to stationery and pet supplies. 

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101 +
e-COMMERCE 

February - March 2021

Our Spring session sold out in one minute, and thousands logged on for our first Virtual Winter Pop-up Shop. We were blown away by the ingenuity and enthusiasm we witnessed as these entrepreneurs pivoted to e-commerce.

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ZOOM WORKSHOP: CRUSHING IT DURING A PANDEMIC 

October 18, 2020

In preparation for our Virtual Winter Pop-up Shop, girls learned how to pivot their businesses in response to the pandemic. ​This included benchmarking best practices, adapting their products & business models, pricing & logistics. This course culminated into launching an online shop.

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NASDAQ CENTER YOUTH CAMP WITH

GIRLS CRUSHING IT: COURSE #1

July 13 - 17, 2020

We partnered with Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center to offer Course #1: Entrepreneurship 101. In this entry-level course, girls from around the world learned the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. The course culminated into a Pitch Day Party.

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POP-UP SHOP + GIRLS WHO RUN THE WORLD CEO PANEL DISCUSSION

December 8, 2019

San Francisco, CA

Girls sold their wares and attended a panel discussion with CEOs Tina Sharkey of Brandless, Lily Kanter of Serena & Lily and Boon Supply and Robyn Goldman of Smitten Ice Cream

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BRAND IDENTITY + PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

October 6, 2019

Google Community Space, San Francisco, CA

Our Girls Festival cohort of girlpreneurs traveled from all corners of the Bay Area to participate in our Brand Identity and Product Photography Workshop at Google Community Space.

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GIRLS CRUSHING IT AND SEE HER LEAD PARTNER FOR TEEN SUMMIT

June 20, 2019

Charlotte, NC​

We partnered with See Her Lead for their week long teen summit which included workshops and pitch event culminating into a holiday pop-up shop.

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WORKSHOPS: SELLING THROUGH  STORYTELLING & FINANCIAL LITERACY

March 24, 2019

Orinda, CA​

In preparation for our Spring Pop-up Shop, 100+ girls and their families attended our MBA-inspired workshops which included Selling Through Storytelling and Financial Literacy.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101 WORKSHOP + PITCH DAY (Cohort A)

October 28, 2018

Cl​aremont Hotel, Berkeley, CA

Sixty of our girlpreneurs learned the fundamentals of entrepreneurship (including crushing their pitch) from Bay Area CEO, Pam Kostka.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101 WORKSHOP

April 15, 2018

Lafayette, CA​

In preparation for our spring pop-up shop, our entrepreneurs attended a Business 101 Workshop, which included a girlpreneur panel discussion with young business owners.

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