I Co-founded and Chaired the Business Technology Forum for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, a forum that put on presentations helping business owners learn how to apply technology in their businesses. I also co-founded the eCommerce Special Interest Group for the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, putting on monthly education events. As part of my involvement in the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, I reviewed business plans, coached entrepreneurs, conducted interviews and selected finalists for the Springboard event, where entrepreneurs make pitches in front of Venture Capitalists to secure funding.
I also served on the Board of the Financial Women's Association of San Francisco for 3 years, and was on the Board of Girlsource, a non-profit organization in the Mission District that helps young women from at-risk communities learn technology skills.
In addition to these community leadership roles, my mission at hip & zen was to bring eco-friendly and fair-trade products to the world, and in doing so I worked with many women's cooperatives in the developing world.