Renaissance Launches the Renaissance Women’s Leadership Council

September 23, 2016 11:00 am

On May 26th, at the home of Board Member Alison Davis, Renaissance launched the Renaissance Women’s Leadership Council, a new initiative to support lower-income Bay Area women as they strive to achieve economic independence for themselves and their families through small business ownership. Women gathered from throughout the Bay Area to learn about how Renaissance is expanding programs and services...
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YCore & Renaissance

September 16, 2016 11:00 am

Connecting Social Change Maker Through Entrepreneurship It’s early Saturday morning in West Oakland and six young tech professionals rearrange tables and chairs, test their presentation technology, and hurry around to prepare a classroom. At 9 am they’ll be face to face with a diverse student body, along with curious colleagues from Renaissance, to present an intensive training on digital payments...
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Meet Patti Quill and Patti Davidson, owners of Industrious Life

September 12, 2016 3:44 pm

In December 2014, Renaissance alumnae and partners Patti Quill and Patti Davidson opened their retail storefront, Industrious Life, in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. Their focus is on curating a mix of both new and vintage design that is useful and thoughtful by smaller U.S. based makers and manufacturers. They also work closely with many local and west coast...
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Princess Beauty Salon

September 9, 2016 11:00 am

Can you imagine doing what you love while making others feel good about themselves? This is exactly what Margarita Moreno, owner of Princess Beauty Salon in Daly City, prides herself on. For Margarita, the journey hasn’t always been easy. In 1991 she emigrated from Mexico to the United States where she began to study cosmetology to fulfill her dream of...
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Melissa Myers & The Good Hop Bottle Shop

September 2, 2016 11:00 am

Melissa Myers worked as a professional brewmaster for 16 years before she was ready to call the shots and open her own brewery. She tried to start her business for about five years, but didn’t get far on her own. She decided to enroll in our Business Planning class. On the first day of class students were asked to estimate...
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