The Hamlin School joined over 5,000 people this past Saturday at Fort Mason in San Francisco to engage in a robust array of activities as part of the WorldWideWomen Girls’ Festival. “WorldWideWomen is a for-profit social enterprise company dedicated to building a global movement for women’s and girls’ equality through technology, philanthropy and advocacy.”
Mark Cuban, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and Tim Draper participated in panels along with organizations like Students Stand with Malala, GirlVentures and Black Girls Code. The festival featured a Bizworld Girlpreneur Competition, a maker space, a Giant’s batting cage, and a speed mentoring session on career choices, among many other topics.
The Hamlin School hosted an exhibit booth with some of our dedicated parent ambassadors fielding questions and sharing admissions information throughout the day. There were also four mother/daughter combinations in the fashion show, as well as Hamlin representation in the San Francisco Girls Chorus performance. On the Main Stage Ella, Charlotte, Maggie, and Caitlin shared their experience putting together the very first Noe Valley Girls’ Film Festival.
Caitlin and Charlotte then went on to speak in front of over 400 people, pitching their business idea “be-tween” for the BizWorld Girlpreneur Competition. Be-tween is focused on creating an online clothing box subscription service that specializes in clothes for tweens ages 9-13, a niche that is often ignored by retailers. As finalists, the girls were awarded $500 and had to defend their business plan and answer challenging questions posed by Shark Tank judge Mark Cuban and venture capitalists Tim Draper and Sue Siegel.
The day was a tremendous success. Special thanks to Hamlin parent Cornelia Flannery for connecting us to this wonderful event and to all of the students, parents and faculty members who came out and gave their enthusiastic support.
Here is a clip of our Hamlin girls speaking about their Noe Valley film festival:
For more information about the Noe Valley Girls Film Festival, please visit: http://pubs.hamlin.org/blog/2016/09/13/hamlin-students-create-girls-film-festival/
For more information about WorldWideWomen, please visit:https://worldwidewomen.co/