Celebrating Women in the Outdoors
Leadership in Conservation

Join Peninsula Open Space Trust and Sports Basement of Redwood City for an evening of inspiring presentations, snacks and delicious local beer provided by Ghostwood Beer Co., and other beverages!

POST and Sports Basement are proud to present an incredible line-up of speakers for our second annual Women in the Outdoors event. We will be hosting:

  • Ana María Ruiz, General Manager of Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
  • Megan Fluke, Executive Director of Green Foothills
  • Yiwei Wang, Executive Director of San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory
  • Ofelia Bello, Executive Director of Youth United for Community Action

Join us starting at 5:00 PM for browsing, mingling, drinking, snacking and chatting. Then, we’ll hear from our speakers during a brief presentation followed by a Q&A session. The program will conclude at 7:00 PM, then attendees will have an hour to shop, sign up as a Basementeer,  and enjoy a 20% discount at Sports Basement that same evening!

This free event will also host other nonprofits and businesses that encourage outdoor activities like Surfrider San Mateo, Our City Forest, Bay Area Ridge Trail, and more.

Learn more about our speakers below!

 

Yiwei Wang of SFBBO

Yiwei Wang

Yiwei is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory. Yiwei grew up in the Bay Area and attended Cornell University where she double majored in Biology and Psychology.  She earned a PhD in Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz working on the impacts of human development on mountain lions. Her natural resources career has taken many places ranging  from the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory to working with NGOs in Northern Kenya.  She will share about her journey and discuss opportunities for those interested in natural resources.

Ana Maria for WITO

Ana María Ruiz

Ana is Midpen’s general manager, overseeing the successful implementation of the organization’s mission by more than 170 staff. Preservation and stewardship of open space are lifelong passions for Ruiz, who began her career with Midpen in 1998. The board appointed her as General Manager in June of 2018. She holds a bachelor’s degree in geological and environmental sciences from Stanford University and a master’s in Urban Planning from SJSU. She looks forward to sharing her journey with you!

Megan Fluke

Megan is the Executive Director of Green Foothills. She is a community organizer at heart and fiercely believes in the power of people and grassroots action. Megan graduated from San Jose State with an Environmental Studies degree and is an active member of the American Leadership Forum’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Liberation Affinity Group. She is honored to have received the Greenbelt Alliance Champion Award in 2017, and looks forward to spending an inspiring evening at this event.

Ofelia YUCA WITO

Ofelia Bello

Ofelia is the Executive Director of Youth United for Community Action. Ofelia was born and raised in East Palo Alto and is a graduate of the Ravenswood School District and Eastside College Prep. She earned a bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Barbara, and a master’s degree from the University of San Francisco in Urban and public Affairs. She has also worked with grassroots organizations, coalitions and community members to address the community’s housing needs, with a specific focus on the needs of low-income, working class, and/or immigrant communities of color. She’ll be sharing about her amazing organization and her experiences.

About the Organizers & Sponsors

Peninsula Open Space Trust protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. Since 1977, POST has preserved over 78,000 acres of open space.

Sports Basement of Redwood City is a sporting goods retailer with top quality gear for all your outdoor adventures! They are active in their store-location communities and hope you’ll visit their store soon!

Ghostwood Beer Co is a locally loved hidden gem in Redwood City. If you’re looking for delicious drinks, lovely ambience, and a good time, head on over to Ghostwood on Brewster Avenue.

 

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Directions to Sports Basement

Sports Basement in Redwood City is located at 202 Walnut Street, Redwood City, CA, 94063. From 101 N follow US-101 N to Whipple Ave in Redwood City. Take exit 409, then continue on Whipple Avenue to Convention Way. 

There is plenty of parking in the plaza!

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