Leadership Circle August 18
A discussion on Uncertainty and Serendipity
Feast yearbook pic: here
Alexandra Friedman is a social artist and the founder of Connection Feast, which is where inspiring and curious people like you, your friends, and your teams should all unite to explore big questions and experience more meaningful connection.
Virtual Event June 16th
We broke into small group chats to discuss topics designed to facilitate relationship building among our members. Lots of engaging conversations were had and we all discovered some new things about each other.
Virtual Event June 2
We had great attendance at our June Event where we talked with Tara Skredyski, a Career Coach and Consultant and a Personal Branding Specialist. We learned the importance of having a strong Professional Brand and covered Tips for Getting Noticed on Linked in. If you missed our meeting and want to connect with Tara here is her information:
Virtual Event May 19
In our ongoing Virtual Event series we dressed like our favorite Heros and talked about the inspiration behind our costume choices. Rupa Kundu with Interior Architects was the winner and she chose Community Housing Partnership as the recipient of our donation.
Virtual Event May 5
We held a Virtual Cinco de Mayo event where we shared a recipe and live demo for a Paloma cocktail/mocktail . Our raffle winner was Stephanie Leta of One Workplace who chose The Humane Society of the United States as the recipient of our donation.
Virtual Event April 21
Our April virtual gathering was a discussion on “Changing Perspectives” during SiP. Attendees joined with their drink of choice for happy hour and we discussed daily life under SiP, new hobbies, new Netflix shows and new discoveries of fun ideas while staying safe and healthy at home.
Virtual Event March 24
Our first ever Virtual Event was a Quarantini Get Together over Zoom! Everyone attended with their drink of choice for happy hour and we discussed the “Thorns and Roses of Covid”.
Real Estate Industry Ski Trip
Squaw Valley Resort - February 28 to March 1
Our first ever ski weekend was a blast. We had over 40 RSVPs! Networking events were sponsored by: View Glass, VVA, Jackson & Pan Ameriprise Financial, Danielle Wohl Art Advisory, Teknion, VCO, Peacock Construction, FCi & RED Bay Area. A big THANK YOU to our wonderful sponsors for making this event possible.
Maven Networking Event
Maven, San Francisco - February 25
Thank you Stacy Myers for hosting our XX,2020 Event at the beautiful MAVEN showroom!
We held a panel discussion with Tracy Hawkins from Twitter and Christina Clark from Cresa, moderated by Soraya Farrah on the topics of Workplace Trends and Culture, Data Analytics and Smart Building, the Value of Amenity Spaces and the Holy Grail of Work/Life Balance as Women.
This month's charity was selected by our raffle winner Val Lagueux. She has selected Jonathan E. Brooking Foundation at McLean Hospital for our charity. As always, RED will donate a matching amount that is raised by our RED members.
Cuyana Shopping Event
San Francisco - January 28
Our first event of 2020 was at Cuyana. The raffle winner was Julia Campbell from Quezada Architecture. We raised $350 from last Tuesday's raffle. RED will be matching this donation, so the overall total will be $750 donated to last month's charity St. Anne's Little Sisters of the Poor, selected by Paula DeLiso from MBH Architecture.
RED Holiday Event
District, San Francisco - December 10
Our holiday event was at District in San Francisco where we raised $625 for those effected by the Kincaid fires. RED will be matching that and donating $1,250!
Essential Oils with Mercy Manning
Interface Showroom, San Francisco - November 5
We had a lot of fun networking and creating essential oil blends with Mercy Manning in Interface's gorgeous Jackson Square showroom. A big thank you to Mercy and her team for setting up such a wonderful table full of oils to keep us glowing and healthy through the winter.
Flower Mart Development Tour with Kilroy
Flower Mart Innovation Center, San Francisco - April 30
We will begin the night with a presentation led by Rick Buziak, Sr. VP of Kilroy Realty, about this exciting new development followed by Q+A with Grace Hwang, who was instrumental in the design of the Innovation Center. Here are a few links to check out the project: https://www.newsfflowermart.com and https://kilroyrealty.com/property/flower-mart
Happy Hour Event
Bluxome Street Winery, San Francisco - March 26
Networking and light fare along with a wine tasting in an amazing winery with some cool history in SOMA.
Art Tour with DES and Chris Trueman
181 Fremont, San Francisco - February 26
Our February event took place at one of San Francisco's newest Office/Residential buildings. DES Architects and Engineers, designers of the common areas and responsible for the art package, guided us on a tour of the beautiful public art displays. We were accompanied by Chris Trueman, one of the three artists whose work is installed there. Our raffle winner was Christina Clark and her selected charity was Bay Area Children's Theatre. Christina is on the board and actively supports this organization that provides unique opportunities for kids to experience live theater. Learn more about the charity here.
Business Dining Etiquette Training & Membership Drive
One Workplace, San Francisco - January 22
We welcomed back one of our most popular speakers - Val Lagueux of PACK - for a fun and memorable session on business dining and etiquette. Jennifer Hankerson of Uber was our raffle winner. We donated $560 to her selected charity, Lava Mae.
Happy Hour Event
Lucky Strike, San Francisco - November 13
We mixed and mingled over cocktails and appetizers. Raffle winner was Vanessa Pelletier. We donated $500 to her selected charity - Mt. Diablo Unified School District Education Foundation.
Beauty and Beers - Oktoberfest
Cresa, San Francisco - September 25
This event on Cresa's fabulous roofdeck featured a beer tasting, paired with a display of products and informative information from The Beauty Counter. Our raffle winner was Oom Jackson, and she selected the charity Naral, an organization that supports women's rights.
How to Approach Bias at Work - Leadership Circle
One Workplace, San Francisco - August 29
Anneli Collins, one of Red's very own, led the discussion and shared valuable research-based insights to create greater awareness around biases for improved communication, stronger professional relationships and enhanced leadership skills.
Hayes Valley Event
The Reset Pop-Up Shop, San Francisco - May 22
Raffle winner was Karen Banducci - charity TBD.
Transforming the Workplace Through Art
GoDaddy, Sunnyvale - April 24
The Divas were led on a tour by Red Member, and Art Consultant, Danielle Wohl, through GoDaddy's five amazing hand-painted urban art murals with a special look at the artists, their art practices and the impact of art in the workplace.
Networking and Happy Hour!
Southside Spirit House, San Francisco - March 6
Women in Design Discussion and New Member Event
Interface Showroom, San Francisco - January 30
The first new member event of 2018, with a talk about Women in Design, that featured Kay Sargent with HOK as our special guest and speaker. Kay discussed how the role of women in the workplace has evolved over the past 30 years and how the next wave of workers will impact the way forward.
What's in a Name? Panel Discussion on Rebranding
San Francisco, Twitter Headquarters - October 24
The lively event featured Eric Ibsen of FORGE (formerly FME) and Gary Nichols with Revel (formerly Nichols Booth), and thoughtfully moderated by Soraya Farrah. The discussion focused on the recent rebranding/renaming trend of local architecture firms, and the experiences and challenges of moving from the "traditional" architecture firm name (often the founders' names) to a verb that more closely represents the personality and culture of the company.
Our raffle winner was Karen Banducci, with Banducci Associates, who has selected the charity, The Lemos Foundation, for next month's fundraiser.
Building Trust on Teams - RED Leadership Circle
San Francisco - Herman Miller
Thank you to Anneli Collins, RED Member and Executive Coach and Consultant at the Collins Group, who led our discussion. If you would like to learn more about Anneli and the services she offers please visit her website at CollinsgroupSF.com.
Bi-annual Membership Drive
San Francisco - June 20
This event was held at Park Tower and was one of our two annual new member events.
Sidemark with Professor Brannon Beliso
Silicon Valley - May 23
The May event was hosted at Sidemark with Professor Brannon Beliso, the owner and head instructor of ONE Martial Arts. Our raffle winner was Soroya Farrah from Sidemark. Soroya has selected Team Hayden's Hope, who is running the 2017 Dipsea Trail Race in honor of Hayden. There are only 245 people in the U.S. with FOP and one of them is Hayden. They run on behalf of the International FOP Association. To learn more about FOP and their mission visit Haydenshope.com.
San Francisco Event - April 25
We raised $240 from this event at WeWork, so RED will be donating $500 to The Sandra J Wing Healing Foundation as selected by the previous month's raffle winner, Shelley Barry.
Calave Wine Bar, Palo Alto
Silicon Valley Event - March
A big thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated National Women's History Month with us. Last month's raffle winner was Shelley Barry and she selected The Sandra J. Wing Healing Foundation. As always, RED will donate a matching amount that is raised by our RED members.
San Francisco Event - February 28
A big thank you to Oom Jackson with Jackson & Pan, A financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Oom has been a RED member since 2010 and a sponsor since 2011. Oom shared her extensive knowledge and experience in the retirement planning field. She knows we are all looking forward to retiring and her "3 minute Confidence Check" is a great way to see if you are on track.
RED Leadership Circle
San Francisco - Avison Young - February 21
This special event on communication and social styles was led by Emily Ransone from Sidemark. In managing projects and facilities, it’s actually the people that make the difference in the outcome for success. For any organization or team, the fundamental issues always boil down to effective communication. Our style of interaction determines behavior patterns that reflect our identity - how we make decisions, resolve problems and achieve great outcomes.
Playground in Palo Alto
Silicon Valley Event - Tuesday, January 24
A big thank you to Rob Wood from ArcTec for touring us through the space and also Jeff Freburg from Playground for hosting us. The charity for our last meeting was the Marin Canal Alliance. We raised $250.00 from RED members and RED will be making a matching donation for a total of $500.00 being donated. Thank you so much for your generosity. Meera Agrawal was the winner of our charity raffle and will be selecting the charity for next months event.
Cuyana - Bi-annual Membership Drive & Shopping
San Francisco Event - November 29
A huge thank you to Cuyana for hosting our November membership drive and 2016 holiday shopping event. They donated a lovely red travel set for our raffle, which was won by Karen Letteney from RMW. Congratulations Karen, and cheers to another terrific year!
Wilson Sonsini - "Women In Our Industry"
With Lisa Weeks (Perkins+Will), Leina Zimmerman and Barbara Vold (WSGR)
Silicon Valley Event - October
A unique round table discussion on the topic of "Women In Our Industry." The focus was on how women can be successful in a male dominated industry. Speakers shared insights on struggles at various stages of their careers and how have they been able to overcome them.
Sens Happy Hour
San Francisco Event - September
We gathered and for a happy hour and networking on the patio at Sens Restaurant in downtown San Francisco.
Mosaic in San Jose
Silicon Valley Event - August
Happy hour, networking and Bocce Ball to welcome our newly joined members.
SalesForce Tower Tour + Presentation
San Francisco Event - May
Tour of the construction site with a presentation from Andrea Reader of CBRE. This event was held in the sales office for SalesForce tower and was one of our two annual new member events.
Box Headquarters Tour and Presentation by CRE Group/AECCOM
Silicon Valley Event - April
This event was a follow up to our event in 2014 where we toured the development site with Kilroy and learned of their strategy for leasing the buildings to a single tenant.
Leadership Circle Event - "Thanks for the Feedback"
San Francisco Event - March
Led by Emily Ransone from Sidemark
Feedback is an essential part of personal and professional growth, but giving and receiving feedback is difficult. As humans we want to both learn and improve AND be loved and accepted for who we now are. Feedback, regardless of how it’s given, can impact our feelings of self-worth.
The first leadership circle focused on the topic of feedback, both giving and receiving. Using the book ‘Thanks for the Feedback’ written by Roni Heldel Geller as a guideline, we shared our experiences in both giving and receiving feedback, and how those experiences have impacted our personal and professional growth. We will also explored new ways to improve the art of receiving feedback and developing the capacity to learn from anyone and anything.
San Francisco Event - February
Networking, food and drinks
Charity: IFMA Foundation
AP+I - New Mountain View Office
Silicon Valley Event - January
A tour of AP+I's new Net Zero office, as well as a presentation discussion led by Peg Connelly, based upon her book,” Imagine the life you want to life, then live it” focusing on finding joy in your life. Charity: MS Society