WHAT SHE SAID
A speaker series connecting and inspiring women
W San Francisco is proud to provide a platform for women to reach the next generation of powerful women. With our new What She Said speaker series, mix and mingle with us as we feature local, inspirational women from the worlds of fashion, music, tech, media and more. Each event will include a panel discussion and networking opportunities to help motivate the next generation of female travelers.
Most events are available with a courtesy access, with the aim to inspire and reach an unfiltered audience in our uniquely W way. More details of each What She Said will individually be announced in the invitations. While on the move, podcasts will be available for you to enjoy, of all the What She Said events happening at W Hotels globally.
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What She Said: Upcoming Events
Stay tuned for when W San Francisco will steal the scene next
March 2, 2017: McBride Sisters
W San Francisco hosted an evening reception featuring the magnetic story behind Andrea and Robin McBride, each unaware of the other, both appreciating the craft of winemaking but raised in different parts of the world.
The reception began with a mingle hour presenting the launch of the latest McBride creation followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Afterwards, guests were invited to stay in the Living Room to mix, mingle and network.
June 22, 2016: Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram
W San Francisco hosted the W Happening book launch for "The FullyRaw Diet" in conjunction with No Beef Month in Trace.
June 21, 2016: Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram
W San Francisco hosted a What She Said luncheon, feautring Rawfully Organic founder Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram.
May 19, 2016: Emily Holt
W San Francisco hosted an evening reception featuring journalist Emily Holt. The reception began with a cocktail hour followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. After the speakers, guests were invited to stay in the Living Room to mix, mingle and network.
Though continents apart, the McBride Sisters, Andrea and Robin, were both raised around vineyards in newly developing wine regions (Monterey, California, and Marlborough, New Zealand)—each independently fostering their own appreciation for the craft of winemaking and each unaware of the other for nearly half their lives.
Despite the 7,000 miles that separated the McBride Sisters, they would eventually find their way to each other in 1999. Their story, proof of the bond that can form over a bottle of wine is a story they are now telling with the McBride Sisters Collection.
Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram, founder of Rawfully Organic, is a pioneer in the local, organic food co-operative movement. With over 50 million YouTube views, this vegan sensation has taken the nation by storm and will now be releasing her first book “The FullyRaw Diet” with tips, tricks, and exclusive recipes not seen on her channels. She was just recently recognized as the number 25 health and fitness influencers of 2015 by Greatist, alongside Michelle Obama, Rhonda Rousey, Deepak Chopra, Khloe Kardashian, and more.
Emily Holt is a journalist and the founder of Hero Shop, a fashion and lifestyle concept store in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Vogue, W, WWD, The Wall Street Journal and WSJ., Elle, Bon Appetit, Cherry Bombe and C magazine, among other titles. She received her masters degree in journalism from New York University and currently lives across the street from the beach in San Francisco.