Astrid Lopez, Elite Sport Soccer and Financial Consultant

October 26, 2016 11:50 am

Who would have guessed that getting in financial difficulties can turn someone in a financial expert! It happened to Astrid Lopez. The Lopez family immigrated to the U.S. in the late eighties from Bogotá in order to escape Colombia’s political, social, and economic unrest, and live in a safer environment. Astrid and her husband pursued the economic opportunity afforded them and...
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12 Ways of Giving!

October 21, 2016 11:55 am

By Janice Nesamani, Communications Professional  Looking for the perfect gifts – ones that provide true meaning this holiday season –  a partridge in a pear tree or seven swans a swimming? We’ve put together a curated gift guide that gives you the opportunity to purchase products from companies run by women in the Renaissance community who not only offer fabulous products,...
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Renaissance Launches the Renaissance Women’s Leadership Council

September 23, 2016 11:00 am

On May 26th, at the home of Board Member Alison Davis, Renaissance launched the Renaissance Women’s Leadership Council, a new initiative to support lower-income Bay Area women as they strive to achieve economic independence for themselves and their families through small business ownership. Women gathered from throughout the Bay Area to learn about how Renaissance is expanding programs and services...
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YCore & Renaissance

September 16, 2016 11:00 am

Connecting Social Change Maker Through Entrepreneurship It’s early Saturday morning in West Oakland and six young tech professionals rearrange tables and chairs, test their presentation technology, and hurry around to prepare a classroom. At 9 am they’ll be face to face with a diverse student body, along with curious colleagues from Renaissance, to present an intensive training on digital payments...
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Meet Patti Quill and Patti Davidson, owners of Industrious Life

September 12, 2016 3:44 pm

In December 2014, Renaissance alumnae and partners Patti Quill and Patti Davidson opened their retail storefront, Industrious Life, in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. Their focus is on curating a mix of both new and vintage design that is useful and thoughtful by smaller U.S. based makers and manufacturers. They also work closely with many local and west coast...
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