Nov 6, 2018
We are delighted to announce that Jenny Sowry has joined WCI's Board of Directors.
An experienced Executive Director in the International Development arena, Jenny creates a collective vision to launch programs toward measurable success. With a Masters degree in Intercultural Relations, Jenny works to bridge the gaps between cultures in mitigating conflict and promoting social justice. Jenny’s North Star is to lift people from poverty and empower them to bring change to their communities.
WCI's new office is located on the second floor of the beautiful Victorian in DeFremery Park, West Oakland, CA
Baraka Women's Center in Nairobi has moved to a new large site in Ngara, Nairobi, Kenya.
New staff include Wanjiru Ngigi, Program Director, and Caroline Waiyega, Office Manager
Oakland Women's Center has teamed up with SparkPoint to provide individual financial coaching to members.
July 29, 2017
Smart Women, Smart Money Conference
CSU - East Bay Campus
June 19, 2017
Oakland Women's Bazaar
Supporting local women artisans and their businesses
Jan 21, 2017
The Women's March Oakland
A lot of us were there but, in the crush, we didn't all connect.
Congratulations to our Program Manager Alison Mata for her amazing work as co-lead organizer of the Oakland March.
January 17, 2017
Published in The East Bay Express 'Letters to Donald Trump"
I Am the Essence of Love
by Regina Shipman, OWC Member Services
(Ode to Mr. Captain of the ships of fools)
I am not your convenient vagina, not your booty call, not your punching bag, or the brunt of your jokes, your sick excuse of a reason! On the contrary, I am the opposite of hate, the complement and birth of the nation — me and my nature, my ovaries, my uterus, my determination. My voice matters. Respect my body (collective) or forever feast on the famine, the rotting flesh of war.
Nov 28, 2016
106 Members of Baraka Women's Center join a march in Nairobi to end sexual violence against women.
Oct 6, 2016
Baraka Women entrepreneurs show their products to Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta at the MSEA Exhibition.
BWC now provides meeting space and support for eight table banking groups with over 140 members.