Break THe Glass

The SFUHS Riot 2017 “Break The Glass” Conference was the first annual Riot Conference for young women of color who attend select private independent schools in the Bay Area. Our conference provided a space to empower and encourage young women of color to become successful figures in their future workplaces and communities. The “Break The Glass” Conference allowed attendees to: network with other women of color from schools in the Bay Area, attend workshops run by women of color, and hear panelists discuss gender inequality and professional experiences in a diverse range of industries

The theme for the first annual Riot conference was “Break the Glass”, which inspired young females of color to break the glass ceiling that hinders advancement of minorities.

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Saturday March 17, 2018

 

“Break the Glass” Recap Video

 

Speakers and panelists

The Break the Glass Conference featured keynote speaker Brittney Packnett and closing speaker Moogega Cooper. Five panelists shared their experiences with “breaking the glass” in their respective professional fields, ranging from politics, activism, and management, to pediatrics. To find out more about our speakers and panelists, click below!

Panelists Gaby Diaz, Jordan Tse, and Lily Zheng discuss overcoming obstacles in their careers.

Panelists Gaby Diaz, Jordan Tse, and Lily Zheng discuss overcoming obstacles in their careers.

Ariana Martinez ‘19 leads a workshop on Reaching Careers in Stem: A Guide for WoC

Ariana Martinez ‘19 leads a workshop on Reaching Careers in Stem: A Guide for WoC

Workshops

Our student-led workshops brought together students with shared interests to discuss topics concerning women of color. These work shops were intersectional, affinity spaces, aiming to cover a range of issues that may not be commonly explored in our independent high schools. All workshops were created by students with the help of our special guests. They are educational, empowering, and safe spaces that encourage and welcome all voices.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to UnSun Cosmetics, Shoto, Smitten Ice Cream and the Princeton Review for sponsoring the 2017 “Break the Glass” Riot Conference.

Students reflecting on personal experiences as WoC at independent schools.

Students reflecting on personal experiences as WoC at independent schools.