California Women Rising


Power, Partnership and Transformation


What We Do

California Women Rising is a reoccurring online gathering of women leaders, especially grassroots women engaged in social justice work. These sessions focus on financial education, storytelling, and youth leadership development. California Women Rising was designed to create space and time to celebrate together, learn together, and practice self-care. These gatherings are offered free of charge.

Who We Serve

California Women Rising is open to all interested women, girls, transgender, and gender nonconforming people. Its primary audience include: The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities residents and staff, participants of the Fresno Grassroots Womxn Rising conference, Solís Policy Institute fellows and alum, and grant partners of the Women’s Foundation California.

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Our workshops focus on the following issues areas: Financial Education, Storytelling, Youth, and LGBTQ+.

Loyal to
Your Soil

A regenerative yoga session led by Misty Powell, a yoga instructor, “wholistic” Reiki healer, and psychologist.

Living with
Generational Trauma

A gathering to learn about trauma and how to address it led by California Black Women’s Health Project.

of Healing

A dynamic sound healing session led by Altagracia Alvarado, an organizer and holistic healer.

Creating Joy: Gold Leaf Art-Making

An interactive art-making workshop that centered community, safety, and joy led by queer artist, PURA, and facilitated by Paulina Rojas.

Financial Security is a Feminist Issue

Financial education workshops facilitated by Saundra Davis, Founder & Executive Director of Sage Financial Solutions. These four workshops covered budgeting, retirement, investment, and more.

Give Girls Credit

A workshop facilitated by Meylin Rodriguez at MyPath, was offered to youth and young adults on how to build, maintain, and improve credit.

Summer Leadership Institute

An online training, our Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) empowers young women of color and femme-identifying folks ready to take their leadership to the next level. Throughout the training, we grow our collective power to advance social justice together. The summer-long program is available for free to all participants through California Women Rising.


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This work is powered by you.

The feminist future we are building together in California is going to be built by all of us sharing our time, our money, and our skills.  Please consider contributing today.

Together We Are Unstoppable.

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