Vital Voices Council of the Bay Area

Building an Active Supporter Base

in San Francisco and its surrounding areas to establish partnership opportunities and educational opportunities to the local community.


Heather King, Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner LLPJanet Lamkin, California President at United Airlines | Roselyne SwigCommunity Activist

Council Members

Temi Adamolekun, Founder, Pembroke PR

Michelle AlberdaFinancial Advisor, CFP®, CLU®, PWA®

Susie Tompkins Buell, Entrepreneur

Vanessa Hartigan, President, Trusted Ventures LLC

Stacey Kelly EgideCEO, Andalou Naturals

Julia Jackson, Family Spokesperson and Vinter, Jackson Family Wines

Danielle Kraaijvanger, Doctoral Student, University of San Francisco

Jill KramerPresident and CEO, The Kramer Family Foundation

Elizabeth MinickManaging Director, Head of Global Cross Currency Products and Strategic Client Capabilities, Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

Alexandra MosesVice Chair of the Board of Trustees, Mills College

Belinda Munoz, Executive Director, the Susie Tompkins Buell Foundation

Sheila Rabaut, CFP, Associate Director, Wealth Advisory Team, BakerAvenue

Michelle Swenson, Independent Consultant

Elisabeth WaymirePrincipal, Graceland Designs

Carly WebsterCorporate Credit Analyst, Bank of America

Victoria Zitrin, Owner, VBoutique

Recent Events

03/08/2020 - 2020 Bay Area Mentoring Walk

Council of the Bay Area member Victoria Zitrin hosted the San Francisco Mentoring Walk at V Boutique to celebrate International…

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03/09/2019 - 2019 Bay Area Mentoring Walk

Bay Area Global Mentoring Walk attendees at Google’s headquarters On March 9th, the Google hosted the first Bay…

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03/08/2019 - Shopping with INTERMIX

In celebration of Women’s History Month, INTMERIX opened their doors for a series of shopping events benefiting Vital Voices in…

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02/06/2019 - 5th Annual Vital Voices San Francisco Annual Gala

On Wednesday, February 6th, the Vital Voices Council of the Bay Area held its fifth annual San Francisco Gala co-hosted by Roselyne Swig and Janet Lamkin to celebrate the vibrant Bay Area community an...

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10/12/2017 - Vital Voices San Francisco Annual Gala Luncheon

On Thursday, October 12th 2017, Vital Voices Council of the Bay Area will hold their Annual Gala Luncheon. The…

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09/07/2017 - VBoutique Advocacy Event

On September 7th, Bay Area council member, Victoria Zitrin, hosted the Bay Area council at her social enterprise boutique- VBoutique…

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08/02/2017 - Airbnb HQ Hosts Human Rights Team for Interactive Training

Airbnb hosted the Vital Voices Council of the Bay Area at their San Francisco headquarters for an interactive activity led…

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06/14/2017 - Council of the Bay Area Meeting

Council of the Bay Area Meeting hosted by Roselyne Swig

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01/30/2017 - Council of the Bay Area Meeting hosted by Noni Allwood

The Vital Voices Council of the Bay Area came together at the home of Noni Allwood to discuss upcoming Council…

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10/14/2016 - 2nd Annual San Francisco Event

On October 14th, Vital Voices Council of the Bay Area hosted its second annual Vital Voices San Francisco Event at the SFJAZZ Center.

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06/21/2016 - Vital Voices Reception

On June 21, Jill Kramer hosted a reception at the Metropolitan Club of San Francisco featuring Malini Patel, VP for Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship and three VV GROW Fellows, Wafa Alobaidat from Bahrain, Habiba Ali from Nigeria, and Gabriela Lemoine from Argentina.

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06/20/2016 - Vital Voices Dinner

On June 20, Michelle Swenson, Sue Ten, and Elisabeth Waymire hosted a dinner at MacArthur Park restaurant in Palo Alto featuring Vital Voices leader Elsa D’Silva from India.

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06/15/2016 - Vital Voices Reception

In June 2015, Michelle Swenson hosted a Vital Voices reception featuring Karla Ruiz Cofiño, a Guatemalan entrepreneur who helps people connect with the world and use their influence to improve it.

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03/24/2016 - Vital Voices Dinner

In March 2016, Vital Voices hosted a dinner featuring Mu Sochua, a champion of anti-trafficking efforts from Cambodia.

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10/23/2015 - Vital Voices Luncheon

On October 23, Roselyne Swig hosted an intimate luncheon and discussion at the Villa Taverna featuring the Honorable Madeleine Albright.

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