Allies Workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area

Want to spend an afternoon learning how to support women in your workplace and community? The Ada Initiative is running two Allies Workshops open to the public in the San Francisco Bay Area: one on Friday, March 7th in Redwood City and one on Tuesday, March 11th in San Francisco, from 3pm to 5pm.

A woman explains while a man listensThe Allies Workshop is a fun 2-hour discussion-oriented workshop focusing on simple, everyday ways people can use their power as an ally to make their workplace or community more welcoming and attractive to women. We discuss what to do in practical, real-world scenarios ranging from how to welcome a woman attending a conference for the first time to speaking up when a co-worker makes a sexist joke at the office party. People usually leave the workshop feeling ready to take action and eager to learn more.

We usually teach this workshop at a company or conference, but are experimenting by running two workshops open to the public. Register now to attend the workshop on Tuesday, March 11th in San Francisco (both a few blocks from BART or Caltrain). The workshop focuses on what men can do, but works best when about 50% of attendees are men and 50% people of other genders. We provide drinks and snacks during the break (including vegan and gluten-free options).

Registration fees range from $200 to $0, depending on your economic situation. Many employers have personal development or training budgets for their employees. Ask your manager if your employer will pay for the registration fee for the Allies Workshop.

Allies Workshop San Francisco
Date: Tuesday, March 11th, 3pm-5pm
Location: San Francisco Paramedics Association
657 Mission St Suite 302
San Francisco, CA 94105

Transit: 2 blocks from Montgomery St BART station, 1 mile from 4th and King Caltrain station
Bicycle parking: Bring your bicycle inside to the conference room, plenty of room for multiple bikes
Car parking: Driving not recommended, but metered street and garage parking are available for around $10/hour nearby
Accessibility: ADA accessible, email for any other ways we can make attending easier

We invite you to join us at one of these two Allies Workshops! You can also schedule an Allies Workshop at your workplace. Email us for more information at

Several people in discussion around a table

Allies workshop discussion