LIMITED EARLY BIRD TICKETS TO REBALANCING POWER – NOVEMBER 13
Join sf.citi, Airbnb, Callisto, Okta, and more in the fight to end sexism, harassment, and assault by attending Rebalancing Power on November 13. An evening of empowerment, Rebalancing Power will unite tech and policy leaders fighting to create a safe and empowering workplace and world.
One of the biggest barriers to stopping sexual misconduct in the workplace is empowering survivors to come forward and report instances of misconduct. Hosted at Okta and partnering with the Phenomenal Women Action Campaign, Rebalancing Power will feature an interactive presentation from Callisto, a Y-Combinator backed nonprofit that is using technology to support survivors and fight sexual assault. The evening’s speakers include Callisto CEO Jess Ladd (check our her five-minute TED Talk), Airbnb, Okta, and more.
Get your ticket fast – there is a limited selection of discounted Early Bird tickets. Once you’ve secured your spot, help us spread the word about this important conversation using the #RebalancingPower hashtag.
FIVE-DAY ELECTION COUNTDOWN – VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6
Election Day is just five days away. For SF voters, it’s an opportunity to influence our city’s future. And if you’re not sure what all of the local ballot measures mean, sf.citi is here to help!
Some subscribe to the belief that one person’s vote cannot sway the tide of government. At sf.citi, we know how important each vote is, especially at the local level (remember how close the mayoral race was in June?!). On November 6th, you can help determine whether or not to invest in the repair of our city’s seawall, impose San Francisco-specific privacy regulations on local businesses, approve the largest tax increase in SF history, and more.
To help you vote all the way down ballot, we encourage you to take a look at our November 2018 Voter Guide to review sf.citi’s evaluation and recommendation for each local measure in San Francisco.
Voting Logistics: Your mail-in ballot must be postmarked before or on Election Day – and no need to worry about getting postage stamps. If you prefer the thrill of the polls, remember that polls open at 7am and close at 8pm on November 6th. And if you want to document your moment of civic engagement, snap a ballot selfie – it’s legal!
RAISING THE ROOF WITH sf.citi MEMBERS
Last week, sf.citi celebrated another year of tremendous growth at our Annual sf.citi Members Reception.
Aside from gathering all of our favorite people in one place, this once-a-year occasion allows sf.citi to extend a very warm thank you to all of the people who make our work possible. 2018 has been a year of remarkable accomplishments, and we plan to do even more to represent, engage, and convene San Francisco’s tech community in 2019.
Throughout the reception, the sf.citi board and team mingled with representatives of our member companies and nonprofit partners atop the beautiful Hotel VIA rooftop. Against a backdrop of quintessential San Francisco views, we enjoyed live music by the Bay Area band, Hella Fitzgerald, and an impromptu performance by the talented Loran Simon from sf.citi member Affirm.
Don’t want to miss next year’s rooftop fun, plus take part in sf.citi events and programming all year long? Become an sf.citi member today!
STATUS OF THE SF #CAFETERIABAN
sf.citi Executive Director Jennifer Stojkovic spoke at the latest Planning Commission meeting to voice the concerns of many of sf.citi members about the proposed Cafeteria Ban, which would prohibit employee cafeterias in new San Francisco office developments.
She underscored how the ban would jeopardize some 350 jobs within the tech industry. Cafeteria workers also expressed opposition to the ban, noting that private cafeterias offer some of the highest-paid food service jobs in California, complete with benefits and predictable hours. At the end of the meeting, the Planning Commission unanimously voted against recommending the Cafeteria Ban.
What’s next? The proposed legislation will now head to the Board of Supervisors Land Use and Transportation Committee, who will either recommend the measure, recommend it with amendment, or refer it to the full Board of Supervisors without approval. Learn more about the status of the Cafeteria Ban here and here.
DID YOU KNOW?
BUZZ | #MEMBERNE
- Know the Source – Pod Save the People
- Uber’s Secret Restaurant Empire – Bloomberg News
- These are the most successful companies to emerge from Y Combinator – TechCrunch