Past Event Highlights

LET GIRLS LEAD: Empowering Girls Globally

11/19/2013 | 5:15pm - 7:30pm

UPDATE: Click here for a video recording of the event! Let Girls Lead empowers girls and their allies to lead social change through advocacy, education, economic empowerment, storytelling, and strategic partnerships. The program will feature a dynamic panel including Executive Director of Let Girls Lead Dr...

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Stories Breaking Through Silence: Aminatta Forna in Conversation with Sarah Ladipo Manyika

10/10/2013 | 5:30pm - 8pm

Join the International Museum of Women in association with the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) for an evening event with Aminatta Forna, in conversation with Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Lecturer/Writer and MoAD Board Member. Purchase tickets now>> From human rights in Africa to the importance of education for girls and boys and now the impact of war and the silence that follows in Croatia; hear from one of contemporary Africa's important and perceptive chroniclers as she joins us to discuss her newest novel, The Hired Man, set in a Croatian town that is still recovering from the indelible effects of war. Event details: Thursday, October 10, Registration and wine reception at 5:30 p.m., program and Q&A at 6:15 p.m., followed by book sales and signing...

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Inspired by Malala: Local Muslim Women Discuss Activism, Community, & Islamophobia

9/12/2013 | 5:15pm - 8pm

Inspired by the courage of young Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai to speak up for equal rights of women and girls, this panel brings together local Bay Area Muslim women leaders to discuss Muslim women's agency and activism. All too often, media distorts the lives and views of Muslim women...

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From Sharjah to San Francisco: Muslim Women from Around the World Talk About Peace, Identity and Art

5/18/2013 | 2pm - 4:30pm

From the Arab Spring to the U.S. State Department, we are seeing unprecedented numbers of Muslim women involved in shaping their countries. Yet why do so many still view Muslim women as weak, subjugated, and voiceless? Muslim women from the Bay Area and around the world come together for an afternoon of discussion on topics ranging from the veil to art to feminism in Islam...

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Converting Your Passion into Social Change: A Conversation with Lynne Twist and Nikki Henderson

2/19/2013 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Tickets available now for a very special event on February 19, when Lynne Twist and Nikki Henderson will join IMOW in San Francisco.  Join IMOW for a conversation between two women who are leaders in following their passion to make the world a better place, both locally and globally.  Lynne Twist is an IMOW Global Council Member and author of the award-winning book The Soul of Money:Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life, and has devoted her life to eradicating hunger and poverty and promoting global sustainability, human rights, economic integrity and spiritual authenticity...

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Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

12/5/2012 | 5:30pm - 7pm

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation.  The International Museum of Women is pleased to present a Salon Speaker Series event featuring Wonder Women! director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan in conversation with comics writer and expert Trina Robbins, and moderated by IMOW executive director Clare Winterton...

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Making Mothers Visible San Francisco

5/12/2012 | 10am - 3pm

The International Museum of Women invites you to join us in San Francisco on Saturday, May 12 starting at 10am to witness the installation of a global pop-up photography project: Making Mothers Visible San Francisco! You and your friends and family are invited to view the public art installation in process as IMOW and community volunteers install more than 50 large-scale photographs of mothers and midwives on the exterior of the San Francisco Main Library across from San Francisco City Hall. Event Details: Saturday, May 12 from 10:00am - 3:00pm at the San Francisco Main Library, Larkin Street steps...

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A Joining of Rivers

3/29/2012 | 5pm - 7:30pm

The International Museum of Women is pleased to partner with the Asian American Women Artists Association for the event A Joining of Rivers in San Francisco on March 29. Event details: Thursday, March 29. Reception at 5 p.m., program from 6 - 7:30 p.m...

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Celebrating Change Art Live Lounge 2012

3/8/2012 | 8pm - 11pm

The IMOW Annual Benefit Celebrating Women Arts & Social Change ART LIVE LOUNGE This year we will again host the popular Art Live Loungeevent for San Francisco's up-and-coming philanthropists and activists. Art Live Lounge will feature music and dancing, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dessert and live art installations...

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Celebrating Change 2012

3/8/2012 | 6pm - 11pm

Join the International Museum of Women for our 2012 Benefit CELEBRATING CHANGE Celebrate International Women's Day with us at the City Club of San Francisco Featuring IMOW's first ever Innovator Award for Women in Technology  Presented to Google Vice President Marissa Mayer For more information click here >>   Thursday, March 8, 2012 6:00 pm - VIP Reception 6:30 pm - Guest Reception 7:00 pm - Dinner & Program 155 Sansome Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco Valet Parking - Black Tie Optional   Online ticket sales for the Dinner have closed...

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Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

7/27/2011 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The International Museum of Women and the Global Fund for Women are pleased to present an event to mark the publication of Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women, featuring co-editor Ashraf Zahedi and contributor Amina Kator in a conversation moderated by Kavita Ramdas, former CEO and President of the Global Fund for Women.  This event is sold out and we are no longer able to accept reservations...

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Moon Tides: A Book Event with Photographer Brenda Paik Sunoo

6/29/2011 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The International Museum of Women is pleased to invite you to our upcoming event, Moon Tides: A Book Event with Photographer Brenda Paik Sunoo. "With a compassionate eye and a generous heart, Brenda Paik Sunoo has beautifully captured the fascinating, dwindling world of the haenyeo...

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Denmark, June 15: Exhibition Celebration for Young Women Speaking the Economy

6/15/2011 | 2pm - 6pm

The International Museum of Women in collaboration with Aarhus University and the Women's Museum in Denmark invite you to a program and reception celebrating the launch of Young Women Speaking the Economy. Learn more about the exhibition>>   Event details: Wednesday, June 15, 2011.2:00 p.m...

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Philippines, May 28: Exhibition Celebration for Young Women Speaking the Economy

5/28/2011 | 10am - 12pm

The International Museum of Women in collaboration with Miriam College and Ayala Museum invite you to a program and reception celebrating the launch of Young Women Speaking the Economy. Event details: Saturday, May 28, 2011.10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. First floor, Ayala Museum, Makati Ave...

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Sudan, May 5: Exhibition Celebration for Young Women Speaking the Economy

5/5/2011 | 9:30am - 2:30pm

Join the International Museum of Women, Ahfad University, and the Women's Museum of Sudan for an exhibition celebration of Young Women Speaking the Economy! Event details: Thursday, May 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Ahfad University for Women, Conference Hall, School of Management Building Alarda Street Umdurman, Sudan...

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Young Women Speaking the Economy Exhibition Launch

4/21/2011 | 7pm - 10pm

Join IMOW as we launch our latest Project of Economica, Young Women Speaking the Economy! Young Women Speaking the Economy features work from young women from the Sudan, Philippines, Denmark and United States. At this special exhibition celebration, we will highlight some of their work, hear from participants from each country, and hear from special guest speaker Maya Soetoro-Ng!   Learn more about the exhibition here>>   Event details: Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm, Mills College, Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall, Music Building, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613. Free parking is available on campus...

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Annual Benefit:

4/27/2010 | 5:30pm - 10pm

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 City View atop the Westfield Metreon San Francisco, CA, USA Tickets are now available for Celebrating Change, our annual evening benefit to support the International Museum of Women! Join us on the evening of Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at the Metreon City View, a spectacular venue with the night-time skyline of San Francisco as our glittering backdrop...

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Liesl Gerntholtz, pictured here working with women in South Africa
An Evening with Human Rights Watch

4/8/2010 | 6pm - 7:30pm

235 Montgomery St., 12th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 For more information or to purchase tickets: Email: Call: 415.543.4669 x 27 To purchase tickets online, click here. Join I.M.O.W. for an evening conversation with Liesl Gerntholtz, director of the Women's Rights Division for Human Rights Watch...

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FILM SCREENING: Where the Water Meets the Sky

3/16/2010 | 6pm - 8pm

Join Camfed and I.M.O.W. for a screening of Camfed's award-winning documentary, Where the Water Meets the Sky, in celebration of International Women's Day. If you haven't yet had the chance to see Where the Water Meets the Sky, here's an opportunity to watch it in your own backyard...

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I.M.O.W. and the Financial Women's Association of San Francisco Present a Special Tour of Economica

1/28/2010 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm

On Thursday, January 28, I.M.O.W.'s Executive Director Clare Winterton will provide a special tour of Economica: Women and the Global Economy for the members of the Financial Women's Association of San Francisco. Non-members are also welcome. Come learn about the many facets of women's contributions to the global economy, and hear interesting perspectives regarding how the global financial crisis has opened up opportunities for women. Event details: January 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m...

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Journalist and author Nicholas Kristof
A Conversation with Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times

10/14/2009 | 6pm - 7:30pm

On Wednesday, October 14, 2009, the International Museum of Women (I.M.O.W.) and the World Affairs Council of Northern California in San Francisco proudly hosted an evening with internationally acclaimed journalist Nicholas Kristof. Nearly 1,200 people turned out for the event, which marked the kick-off for the launch of our Economica exhibition. Watch the Video>> Listen to the Podcast>> Nicholas Kristof is a journalist, author, and New York Times columnist dedicated to giving "a voice to the voiceless." He has reported in 140 countries, receiving two Pulitzer Prizes for his coverage of China's Tiananmen Square democracy movement and Sudan's Durfurian genocide. Kristof has also coauthored three books with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn...

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Dolores Huerta, co-founder of UFW
I.M.O.W. Global Council member Dolores Huerta, co-founder of UFW
In Conversation with I.M.O.W. Global Council Member Dolores Huerta, Co-founder of United Farm Workers

7/22/2009 | 6pm - 7:30pm

Dolores Huerta is president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, dedicated to community organizing. She co-founded the United Farm Workers with Cesar E. Chavez and is also an active member of the Fund for the Feminist Majority. As legislative advocate for the Community Service Organization and the United Farm Workers Union, she was instrumental in passing historic legislation: disability insurance for farm workers, voting ballots in Spanish, driver’s licenses in the driver’s ethnic language, public assistance eligibility for resident immigrants, the end of the infamous “bracero” program, and legalization for 1 million farm workers under the Immigration Reform Act of l984-85. As the main negotiator for the UFW, she obtained many “firsts” that had been denied to farm workers: basic sanitation and clean drinking water in the fields, medical coverage, pensions, job security, seniority rights, rest periods, paid vacations and holidays, and protections from pesticides in union contracts. Dolores Huerta will appear in conversation with Berkeley School of Law Lecturer and Senior Fellow Maria Echaveste...

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Jessica Jackley
A Special Evening with Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva

5/27/2009 | 6pm - 8pm

Join the International Museum of Women (I.M.O.W.) in San Francisco, California, for an Extraordinary Voices, Extraordinary Change Speaker Series program with Jessica Jackley, co-founder of, the world's first peer-to-peer online microlending Web site...

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Beatriz Merino

11/18/2008 | 5pm - 8pm

Beatriz Merino, the first female National Ombudsman of Peru and formerly the prime minister, is an expert in Latin American politics. San Francisco, CA. As the first female Ombudsman in Latin America, Dr. Beatriz Merino has become an independent watchdog and the Defensora del Pueblo (People’s Defender)...

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Women Wielding Cameras: Women, Power and Politics Film Festival

6/14/2008 | 11am - 5:30pm

International filmmakers Kimberlee Acquaro and Marlo Poras are among the filmmakers who spoke and answered questions about the award-winning films screened at IMOW's Women Wielding Cameras free Film Festival held in the San Francisco Public Library's Koret Auditorium on Saturday, June 14. The following films were screened: Las Madres: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo Argentina | 1985 | Susana Muñoz and Lourdes Portillo/Documentary | 64 mins | Spanish / English subtitles Las Madres: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo winner of over 30 awards including an Academy Award nomination, tells of Argentina's "Dirty War" of the 1970s and 1980s in which more than 30,000 sons and daughters "disappeared." It chronicles the mothers who founded a powerful activist movement, demanding to know their children's fate...

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Annual Gala 2008

3/8/2008 | 6pm - 10pm

The International Museum of Women's 2008 annual benefit celebrated the launch of the global online exhibition Women, Power and Politics. Held at the Westin St...

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