“She Can” Coaching Scholarship Judges
To help pick three women for a coaching scholarship, I invited three of my favorite women with unique backgrounds to help as celebrity judges. I’d love to introduce you to them here:
Christina Livingston. Executive Director of Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE). ACCE is a grassroots community organization building power for low-income Californians and communities of color. If you’ve heard of the City of Richmond’s plan to use eminent domain to take underwater homes from banks and sell them back to their owners for a fair price, you know how bold Christina’s work is. My favorite fact about her is that she runs marathons, even while pregnant!
Julia Rhee is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Retrofit Republic, a styling firm with a social impact. In her role, she supports individuals, changemakers, and brands to look good and do good in the world. Prior to starting a small business, Julia worked as a community organizer for low-income populations and communities of color with over a decades’ worth of youth work from New York City, Oakland, CA, and Tacoma, WA.
Currently, the Washington native serves as the Executive Committee Co-Chair for the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum Bay Area. She also serves on the Board of Directors for LYRIC, a local nonprofit that offers workforce development, training, and leadership opportunities for LGBTQ youth in San Francisco.
Her community and creative work has appeared in the Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Magazine, 7×7 Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Audrey Magazine, Hyphen Magazine, The Bold Italic, ColorLines Magazine, The Global Grind, AlterNet in addition to on-screen and radio appearances on CBS-5, Huffington Post Live, MyX TV, KPFA Morning Show, APEX Express, and Radio Hankook. Recently, she was recognized as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Emerging Global Leaders Awards by NAAMBA, the National Association of Asian American MBAs.
My favorite fact about Julia is that she lives life out loud in so many ways, including effortlessly writing honest and moving pieces about traveling (and other experiences) with her mother.
Natalie Foster. Co-founder and Executive Director of Peers. Peers is a membership organization that supports the sharing economy. While Natalie’s roots are deep in the social justice world, she was recently named one of the “Top Fifty Women To Watch In Tech” My favorite fact about her is that she protested outside the Democratic Party Convention while in college, and then years later, took over from within as the New Media Director for President Obama’s Organizing for America and the Democratic National Committee.