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Transforming the Arts: What's New in the Bay Area

Join us to celebrate Women’s History Month at The Commonwealth Club with a panel discussion featuring women leaders in the arts and a wine-tasting event with women-led wineries from California.

Guests are invited to spend the afternoon in the company of local women leaders, fellow advocates, and trailblazers.

At 5 p.m.—Transforming the Arts: What’s New in the Bay Area. Join the conversation with the new San Francisco Ballet leadership duo: Artistic Director Tamara Rojo and Executive Director Danielle St. Germain; founder and director of San Francisco Philharmonic Jessica Bejarano; and President of Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art Priscilla Otani. Learn more about what's new and exciting in the art world and what these women's visions are for their artistic futures within their respective organizations.

What are the most relevant accomplishments, challenges and urgent matters to tackle to make arts leadership equal and accessible? What is the state of the arts in terms of equity and diversity?

At 6 p.m.—The festivities continue with a social hour and a wine tasting with women-led wineries from California. Meet the women behind some of the most-awarded wine labels and taste some signature bottles.


In partnership with Women's March San Francisco and  Northern California Women's Caucus for Arts.




This program is proudly supported by FLG Partners.


FLG Partners


Participating wineries: Ceja Vineyards and Theopolis Vineyards.



Rojo and St. Germain photos courtesy SFBallet by Chris Hardy.

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Jessica Bejarano

Founder and Director, San Francisco Philharmonic

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Danielle St. Germain

Executive Director, San Francisco Ballet

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Tamara Rojo

Artistic Director, San Francisco Ballet

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Priscilla Otani

President, Northern California Women's Caucus for Arts

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Deborah Cullinan

 Vice President for the Arts, Stanford University