Upcoming Friends COSW Sponsored Events

    • Friday, June 09, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 200 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94112

    The Paid Leave Playbook: 

    Strategies for Success

    by US Department of Labor, Women's Bureau Region IX

    Friday, June 9, 2017

    8:30 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

    UC Hastings Alumni Reception Center

    200 McAllister Street

    San Francisco, CA 94102

    Please join the US Department of Labor Women's Bureau at UC Hastings for The Paid Leave Playbook: Strategies for Success,for new perspectives on paid leave policies. Featured employers will discuss best practices in training managers, meeting personnel and staffing needs, planning and budgeting for paid leave programs and other keys to retain employees and create a more productive working environment through paid leave policies. Highlights and speakers from:

    • Microsoft
    • Particle
    • LUCY
    • Zazie's Restaurant

    Additional speakers and resources from the San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement, Legal Aid at Work, the New America Foundation, the Bay Area Council and the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women will answer your questions on the new San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance and how to build a paid leave policy that works for your firm.

    Venue provided courtesy of US Hastings Center for Work-Life Law. Continental breakfast provided courtesy of LUCY, the Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women and the Hotel Council of San Francisco.

    • Friday, November 03, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Golden Gate Ballroom @ the Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
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    2017 CEDAW 

    Women's Human Rights Awards 

    Inspiring an Equal Future


    Honoring the Achievements of

    (To Be Announced)

    Honorary Event Chair
    Anita Lee,
    First Lady of San Francisco


    Monday, November 3, 2016 
    7:30 am - 10:00 am
    Golden Gate Ballroom - Marriott Marquis
    780 Mission @ 4th Street, San Francisco

    Sponsorship opportunities now available.  We will be pleased to customize a package that meets your goals and objectives.
    Contact Verna Liza Caba for more information: 

    CEDAW stands for the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, an international bill of rights for women.  In 1998, San Francisco became the first city in the nation to adopt a local CEDAW Ordinance.

    The CEDAW Women’s Human Rights Awards distinguish leaders and organizations who use their public roles to advance the rights of women.  Awards are given for leadership demonstrated in diverse sectors of the community, including education, entrepreneurship, government, health, labor, media and philanthropy.


    For event questions or registration assistance, contact us via 
    email - or 
    call 415.77.WOMEN (415.779.6636)


    If you are unable to attend but would like to support our work, please consider making a tax-deductible gift.  Donate online at or send a check made payable to FriendsCOSW, PO Box 191482, San Francisco, CA 94119.  Thank you.

    The FRIENDS of the Commission on the Status of Women is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports the mission of the San Francisco COSW to promote the human rights of women and girls in San Francisco.  Tax ID #51-0183349.

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