Women Who Dare 2020


Thanks to the generous and enthusiastic support of our sponsors, attendees, donors, and volunteers, we had an incredibly empowering and inspirational 21st Annual Women Who Dare Gala at the beautiful Oakland Scottish Rite Center on February 29th, 2020.

Because of you, we had the most successful event to date to support innovative and transformative programs that inspire girls to be strong (healthy), smart (educated), and bold (independent).

We are especially grateful to our amazing, hardworking, and dedicated Board, Women Who Dare Committee, Staff, and Emcee/Auctioneer Dia Bondi for making Women Who Dare 2020 such a tremendous success!


Women Who Dare Awardees

Betty Reid Soskin – Honorary Award, Park Ranger, Activist, Storyteller

Lisa Curtis – CEO and Founder, Kuli Kuli

Judith Goodwin – Educator, Principal

Zohra Rahimi – Senior, Alameda Science and Technology Institute

Sophia Kofoed – Senior, Miramonte High School

Learn more about our 2020 Awardees or view a list of past Women Who Dare awardees.


Best Foot Forward Girls

Jayla Anderson, Carmen Baker, Preston Chilcott, Wren Chilcott, Cleo Friedman, Sophia Lau, Jillian Metzger, Natalie O’Donnell, Timmyanni Richardson, Eva Rodrigues, Manuela Rodrigues, and Megumi Takemoto

Photographs of the gala, provided courtesy of Al Wright at Raintree Studios, may be viewed on our Facebook page.

Thanks again and see you next year!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!



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