*Header image illustration by Sourmouth Sweetheart.Read More
We’re overwhelmed with joy and SO grateful for an amazing year of building sisterhood in the hustle! To wrap it up in style, let’s celebrate! Join us at the Entrepinays Holiday Party at 7th West Oakland for a night full of food, dancing, music by DJ Bitesize, KARAOKE, and a delicious drink menu. We’ll share a toast to our incredible accomplishments and another year ahead with our beautiful sisterhood!
This event is 21+ only.
POTLUCK & BAR
Please sign up for what you’ll be bringing here. There will also be a no host bar. 7th West does accept credit cards.
WHO IS INVITED?
All pinays and pinay supporters are welcome! Positive vibes only.
BROWN CARIBOU GIFT EXCHANGE:
Last year’s “Brown Caribou” was so fun! (It’s another take on white Elephant.) If you’d like to participate, please bring *ONE wrapped gift* — something that was once useful to you that you no longer need, that you think another Entrepinay might find useful. One pinay’s basura, is another’s treasure!
See you there!
*PLEASE NOTE, ENTREPINAYS SUMMIT IS SIMPLY SHARING RESOURCES AND IS NOT OFFICIALLY ENDORSING ANY OF THE PRODUCTS or businesses FEATURED BELOW. ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING PRODUCT QUALITY AND SHIPPING DATES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE INDIVIDUAL BUSINESSES.
On Sunday, October 6th we had our second day of the Entrepinays Summit – an addition that emerged as part of the feedback we received from last year! Our community asked for more time to take a deep dive into topics and to have more time to reflect and this year we were lucky enough to have the space to do so.
We had in-depth workshops like Raynelle Rino’s Kapwa Healing Hike, Ning Recio’s public speaking workshop “Speak Up: Presence & Impact”, Darlene Rabena’s “Get Woke On Legal Issues Affecting Your Business”, Jana Lynne Umipig’s de-colonizing business workshop, Jennifer Navarro-Marroquin’s “Flip Your Money Script” workshop, Gretchen Carvajal of BRWNGRLZ’s spoken word workshop, and #Entrepinoy Anthem Salgado’s business plan workshop.
We closed with a Pulutan Party sponsored by the generous San Miguel at Covo and closed with a unifying “Isang Bagsak” that reminded us both of our shared history and the strong Pinays who came before us as well as the future that we’re all helping build together.
The 2nd Annual Entrepinays Summit has left us feeling overwhelmed with gratitude for the incredible community that we’re surrounded by. Make it Mariko is proud to be a Presenting Sponsor of Entrepinays Summit every year. On October 5th, we had over 250+ Pinays from across the Bay Area and beyond sharing space at the beautiful Bespoke Event Space for our first day of a weekend summit. This was only our 2nd year, and already we had double the # of days, doubled the workshops, and the people!
Featuring “How I Entrepinay” Lightning Talk Speakers like Allison Tinati aka HUEMAN, Angelia Trinidad the CEO of Passion Planner, financial hype woman Berna Anat of Hey Berna, community leader Raquel Redondiez of SOMA Pilipinas, the Filipino Cultural District in SF, scholar and professor Dr. Allyson Tintiango-Cubales, and so many more amazing womxn, it was a day full of bonding, tears, and learning to stand in our power as Entrepinays.
Planning for this year’s Summit started all the way back in February when we launched Planning Committee applications, and continued for 8 months. We were nervous about expanding the weekend and knew it was going to be a huge experiment to see how large we could grow the event, without losing the intimate connection that we had at Year 1. (Will post a longer blog on this exact topic at a later date.)
Wow, we’re so moved by this beautiful article written by Gelaine Tan Santiago, the Co-Founder of Cambio & Co. So well written and really captures the energy and depth that took place during summit weekend!
Thank you Gelaine for your support, and for teaching an amazing workshop this year. Read More
“We really want to create something that enriches the livelihoods of the Filipino artists that make our products by directly connecting Filipinos in the diaspora – and Filipinos like myself who grew up outside of the Philippines – to our shared heritage.”
Toronto-based entrepinay Gelaine Santiago – who will be leading a workshop on social impact of small business at the 2019 Entrepinays summit – stresses integrity in entrepreneurship. It’s an ethos that provides crucial insights into healthier, more grounded ways of doing business, and living, that support both community and individual success. Read More
The most authentic growth occurs organically. Certainly, success requires planning. But ultimately, openness to unfamiliar experiences, a willingness to take risks, and an appetite for exploring possibilities define the experience of entrepreneurship – and lead to more fruitful innovations and connections.
Connected by Joanne Boston of JB Kollaborations, Diana Halog of Filipino Food Lab and Melody Lorenzo of Sweet Condesa became fast friends at last year’s Entrepinays Summit, and have seen their relationship blossom alongside their individual projects – a friendship that’s centered on supporting one another’s meaningful endeavors. Read More
“PINAY SO FLY”
Photoshoot, Clothing & Jewelry Swap
BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
Entrepinays Summit is proud to partner with UpperCloud Media & Bijoux Salon on our LAST monthly meetup before our big annual summit in October! This month we’ll be partnering with a gang of amazing photographers, stylists, makeup artists, and pinays on a multi-faceted event designed to help you look and feel your best!
Headshot Photography by featured pinay photographers. Each Entrepinay will come away with 3 amazing new professional headshots for your personal use! Space is limited. See below for all our amazing pinay Photoshoot Partners!
CLOTHING & JEWELRY SWAP:
All are welcome to participate! Bring any clothes or jewelry that you no longer want, and trade them in – one pinay’s basura is another’s treasure 😉 For every piece of clothing/jewelry piece you bring, you’ll receive 1 ticket that you can exchange for another piece of clothing/jewelry.
What kind of clothes should I bring? Think stuff you’d sell at Buffalo Exchange, not the kind you’d donate to Goodwill.
We’re so happy to have Infanta Lambanog sponsoring a special happy hour during the event! Look forward to a delicious signature cocktail to pair with your photo and shopping experience.
Hair Styling by:
Featured Make-up Artists:
Featured Fashion Stylists:
WHO IS THE EVENT FOR?
Any and all PINXYS are welcome including trans women and non-binary people. You DON’T have to be an Entrepinay to attend and participate in the clothing & jewelry swap! Priority for headshots will be given to Entrepinays who currently run their own business.
40 people for headshots / 100 people for the general event
$5 General Admission
$55 for those doing headshots
ABOUT UPPER CLOUD MEDIA:
Upper Cloud Media is a partner in your dreams. We approach every relationship with a high level of authenticity, gratitude, and imagination. Beyond providing quality deliverables, we have an unrelenting desire to build experiences that inspire you and your company to become limitless in possibility. We are fun, critical, communicative, explorative and have unique processes and solutions to help you live and communicate your vision and brand. We are curators of hope. Well-versed culture shapers that observe trends and pioneer new ideas.
ABOUT ENTREPINAYS SUMMIT:
Entrepinays Summit is a nonprofit online community and annual event that brings together Filipina/Pinay entrepreneurs with the mission to “build sisterhood in the hustle.” For a full list of Entrepinays events and monthly meetups, check out www.entrepinays.com/events.
ABOUT BIJOUX SALON:
Bijoux started out as a diamond in the rough in 2011, and over the years has become a polished little gem. Conveniently located in the heart of Union Square, our full-service salon is where hair meets art and design. Our talented team of highly-skilled hair stylists and makeup artists cater to a diverse clientele and is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service. We are great at what we do, and our passion for our craft means we are constantly evolving through continuing education. As a small business in San Francisco, we understand how vital it is to have the support of our local community and we are committed to doing our part to give back to those around us. We feature art from local artists and have a curation of beautiful jewelry from designers in our creative community. Come and have a unique experience with us!