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Join us for our 9th Annual YWCA Berkeley/Oakland Young Women & Money Conference being held on Saturday, December 3, 2016! This conference will help you gain financial independence and success.
“Before I had a lot of fear about my finances and just avoided it because it was so overwhelming and now I have the courage to start getting them under control.” – 2012 Participant
“I attended the Young Women and Money Conference and it was incredibly inspiring. So much so that I now have a Roth IRA and have saved nearly $2,000!” – 2014 Participant
WE ARE SOLD OUT. We apologize and won’t be able to accept any registrations or payments at the door. We hope you can join us next year.
- Fantastic Keynote Speakers
- Two workshops of your choice
- 3-course lunch
- Tote Bag & Financial Resource giveaways
- Raffle Prizes
- And more!
- Chances to win many great prizes including $100 Target Gift Cards
Other Registration Options:By Phone: 510-848-6370 In Person: YWCA, 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley 94704 By Mail: Complete registration form (you can download brochure here) with a check made out to YWCA. Further instructions on brochure. FWA Brochure 2017 printable version. Download here. Includes continental breakfast, lunch, four speakers, book sales and autographing sessions. For more information click here.
The YWCA will be closed on the following dates:
- Monday, September 5: Labor Day holiday
- Friday, November 11: Veterans’ Day holiday
- Thursday-Friday, November 24-25: Thanksgiving Day holiday
- December 19, 2016 – January 3, 2017: Winter holiday break
Goal setting and ideas to kick start your career! Workshop Presenter: Claire Marchiano, NBCC Certified Career Counselor.
23rd ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF WOMEN AUTHORS FEBRUARY 4, 2017 H’s Lordships, Berkeley Marina Join us for four authors and their stories. Frances Dinkelspiel | Caille Millner | Terry Gooch Ross | Canyon Sam Includes continental breakfast, lunch, four speakers, book sales and autographing sessions. you can download brochure here) with a check made out to YWCA. Further instructions on brochure.
Authors in Past Years:
Bebe Moore Campbell
Sister Carol Anne O’Marie
Ruthanne Lum McCunn
Judith Merkle Riley
Joyce Carol Thomas
J. California Cooper
Tess Uriza Holthe
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
Karen Joy Fowler
Opal Palmer Adisa
Clair Hope Cummings
Carolina De Robertis
Peggy Orenstein 2013 Patricia Powell
Penny Warner 2014
Liz Jasper 2015 Katie Hafner Yang Huang Yiyun Li Ann Parker 2016 Julia Flynn Siler Adrienne McDonnell Renee Swindle Gail Tsukiyama