Please join us for the first ever Joint WAM NorCal and SVMN Happy Hour! SVMN and WAM NorCal are both nonprofit organizations supporting microfinance and cultivating and coordinating community around it. We have much in common and much to share. This event is will provide an opportunity for SVMN and WAM members to gather and network, and for anyone interested in microfinance to learn about our organizations directly through our members.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
5:30pm — 8:00pm
1099 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA 94061
Cost: Free! Please note this is a non-hosted happy hour; attendees are responsible for paying for their own food and drink.
Silicon Valley Microfinance Network aims to harness the Bay Area’s unique expertise and mobilize people to innovate and collaborate in order to increase the impact of microfinance. We do this by connecting, educating, and engaging people in the field of microfinance.
Women Advancing Microfinance (WAM) – Northern California is the only organization for women microfinance professionals living in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. The mission of WAM NorCal is to advance the microfinance industry by supporting women in the industry in their professional development, promoting leadership opportunities, and increasing visibility of their participation and talent while maintaining a work/life balance.
Contact: Jennifer Williams (415-244-8920) re. WAM NorCal or April Newman (415-519-9400) re. SVMN or WAM NorCal.
For more information on the location see: http://www.milagroscantina.com/ Happy hour specials at Milagros Cantina are available 3-6pm.
WAM is especially excited to be reaching out to the Peninsula and South Bay communities, as they know many of their recent events have been in the East Bay and San Francisco.
See you Wednesday, May 20th!