top of page

spring Workshops & pop-up shop

- sold out -

Subscribe to our mailing list to be notified when registration opens for our next session.


Girls Crushing It (GCI) is thrilled to be partnering with leadership and communication experts, Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute (BECI) for our first workshop of the year.  BECI is responsible for training some of the Bay Area's top executives as well as some of the best and brightest minds at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. 

We're also partnering with local fashion studio, SewNow, to present a fashion show during our Spring Pop-up Shop which will showcase girlpreneur products from our pop-up shop.

Spring Registration is $60 per child and helps to offset a portion of the costs of programming.  Registration includes the following:

1.  Spring Workshop Day on Sunday, March 24​​ (Workshop participation is a prerequisite for participation in our Spring Pop-up Shop)

2.  Girlpreneur Social and Fashion Show Styling Session Sunday, April 14

3.  Spring Pop-up Shop on Sunday, May 5 


Sunday, March 24

2:30 - 3:00

WORKSHOP A: Pop-up Shop 101

3:00 - 4:40

WORKSHOP B: Building your Brand Through Storytelling

WORKSHOP C: A Girlpreneur's Guide to Financial Literacy

WORKSHOP D: Consulting Session with GCI Advisors

4:40 - 5:00

Pizza Social

Orinda Library

26 Orinda Way

Orinda, CA 94563

Pam Kostka.jpeg




MariaBarak headshot.jpg





WORKSHOP A: Pop-up Shop 101


Facilitated by: 


Advisory Board Member, Girls Crushing It

This orientation is designed for girls who have never participated in a Girls Crushing It pop-up shop.  


In this workshop, participants and their parent/chaperone will:

  • Learn the logistics involved in a pop-up shop

  • Learn the fundamentals of developing a business planning, including product development, pricing strategies, inventory etc.

  • Have the opportunity to ask questions related to starting their business and supporting their girlpreneur

Read Pam's Bio...



WORKSHOP B: Building Your Brand Through Storytelling 

(REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS;  girls will be broken out by age)

Facilitated by:  


Director of Business Development, Executive Coach & Consultant at Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute

Assistant Lecturer at Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley

Google's Project Aristotle revealed that the top characteristics among its most successful leaders were soft skills, such as communication, empathy and emotional intelligence.  Building Your Brand Through Storytelling is designed to equip participants with skills that will help their audience relate, understand, and connect to the speakers in a way that facts and numbers alone cannot.


In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn engaging storytelling techniques that ensure the message resonates and is memorable

  • Incorporate the "deep and brief" communication technique while delivering the heart of their message

  • Identify personal strengths and areas for improvements in communication

Read Mehmet's Bio...  


WORKSHOP C: A Girlpreneur's Guide to Financial Literacy 

(REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS; girls will be broken out by age)

Facilitated by:  


Director of Accounting, Strategic Partnerships at Sunrun

Who hasn't heard their child say, "Of course you have money​ -- just go to the ATM or use your credit card"?  We listened to your feedback, and Girls Crushing It is proud to be partnering with Maria Barak to deliver an age-appropriate and fun financial literacy workshop tailored to your girlpreneur.  

In this workshop, participants will learn the:

  • Fundamentals of commerce 

  • Fundamentals of banking and how debit and credit cards work

  • Importance of saving, investing and giving back

Read Maria's Bio...

Graphically Recorded by:  


Graphic Facilitator / Design Process Facilitator / Senior Art Director

Illustrator, Bree Sanchez, will be graphically capturing this session to help participants visualize and grasp concepts related to financial literacy.

Read Bree's Bio...


WORKSHOP D: Consulting Session with GCI Advisors 

(REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS; girls will be broken out by age)

Facilitated by:  


Board Member, Girls Crushing It

This interactive workshop is an opportunity for girls to:

  • Build out their business ideas

  • Ask questions of GCI advisors and alum

  • Practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they work through business challenges

Read Audrey's Bio


2. girlpreneur social &

fashion show styling session

Sunday, April 14

3:00 - 5:00

Orinda Wilder

Orinda, CA 94563

close up of boho styled woman on tropica

We heard your survey responses loud and clear and we are adding a social gathering to our Spring line-up so girls and their moms can get acquainted in a more leisurely setting.

The Girlpreneur Social will include:

  • Nibbles, music and games

  • Styling session with one of Sew Now's fashion designers/models.  If your daughter's product lends itself to being worn or showcased on the runway, bring it!  We'll pair her up with a model who will wear their merchandise in our fashion show during the pop-up shop.


3. spring POP-UP SHOP

Sunday, May 5

12:45 - 1:00 

Check-in (Arrive promptly) 

1:00 - 2:00

Setup and Professional Headshots Taken

2:00 - 5:00

Pop-up Shop is Open for Business 

5:00 - 5:30


Orinda Art & Garden Center at Wilder

(Pending construction completion)

101 Wilder Road

Orinda, CA 94563


Please note the following related to the Spring Pop-up Shop on Sunday, May 5


  • Table & tablecloths

  • Postcards which should be used to invite friends and neighbors

  • Public relations campaign to local print publications and TV stations

  • Table-front signage

  • Opportunity for all girls to have a professional headshot taken with their product, courtesy of Shutterbug 94549


  • Bring your products 

  • Provide price tags / sheets

  • Provide display stands

  • Supply table-top signage (optional)​ (

bottom of page