Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day in the Bay Area

Not only is March Women’s History Month, but on March 8, we celebrate International Women’s Day, a day established over a century ago to honor the achievements of women and to promote gender equality around the world. This year’s theme is #BreaktheBias; raising awareness on bias, stereotypes and discrimination in the struggle for women’s equality. By highlighting […]

Celebrating the Bay Area’s Most Powerful and Influential Women

Now more than ever, businesses, nonprofits and government agencies rely on strong, energetic leadership to thrive during challenging times.  At Better, we think it’s important to recognize the leaders who are building businesses, serving as public servants, and leading nonprofits, all of which inspire positive change in the world — whatever the arena.   The women […]

Want to Support the Most Vulnerable? Here’s How

Walk around any suburban neighborhood these days, and you’ll see lawn signs that say “We support our essential workers! We’re all in this together.” However, are we making good on that promise? The coronavirus pandemic has heightened systemic social injustices and women are overrepresented in many of the fields most affected—education, health care, food and […]

How To Develop a Giving Plan in Uncertain Times

From the ongoing pandemic to the anti-racist protests, organizations and individuals in the U.S. and globally are desperately needing philanthropic support right now. So how can we help, when we ourselves might also be financially struggling? How can we decide which causes to support, when there are so many in need? Finally, how can we […]

Women on the Rise: 13 Expert Tips from Women Leaders

Make It Better Media Group’s annual Celebrating Women on the Rise event took a different form this year — a virtual conversation between influential, national experts. Cheryl Berman, Chief Creative and CEO of unbundled Creative, and Julie Castro Abrams, CEO of How Women Lead and GP of How Women Invest, joined our own Susan Noyes, […]

Meet Scientist Krissa Skogen: She Aims to Empower Women and Save the Planet…and it’s Working

Conservation scientist Dr. Krissa Skogen specializes in the pollination biology of evening primrose flowers that grow in the American West. But in December her work took her to a starkly different location: she was among the largest-ever all-women delegation to Antarctica, traveling with 99 other women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math and medical) fields to the […]

Women Winemakers Share Their Favorite Pairings

  While we’re still sheltering-in-place, many of our thoughts have turned to the things in life we can still enjoy, like wine and food. We’ve rounded up three of Napa and Sonoma’s expert winemakers to share their top wine pairings to enjoy while we’re holed up at home, and hopefully soon in person too. The […]