Empowered WE Rise

Celebrating Women’s Strength & Resilience

If you can’t attend the event this year, please consider making a donation in lieu of purchasing a ticket.

About The Event

Our signature fall fundraiser, this event brings together the community to support women entrepreneurs around the world, working to overcome poverty. 

Be inspired Enjoy food, drinks, music, silent & live auctions Browse a Maker Fair with WE-supported, local women entrepreneurs

All event proceeds will benefit our grants distributed to our partner programs in San Diego and internationally.

Become a Sponsor

Tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities are offered to both companies and individuals.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to leverage your giving and empower women entrepreneurs in five countries, working to overcome poverty for their families.

For businesses, sponsorship packages provide great benefits to connect with the WE audience.


Sponsorship Opportunities


Champion Sponsors

Carol Clause & Carl Crider
Linda Corey & Chris Khoury

Leadership Sponsors

Chris & Cathy Carroll
Debbie McGraw-Block

Uplifting Sponsors

Winifred Cox & Gary Schultz

Empowering Sponsors

Rosette Garcia
Walsh Family Charitable Fund

Impact Sponsors

Barrie Fairley
Blankinship & Foster, LLC
Christy Hendrickson
Creative Planning Foundation
Judy & Paul Bernstein
Pat Wilson
Rosemary Straley
Susan Hennenfent

Mission Sponsors

Barbara Sawrey
Loretta Smith
Teresa Jacques

Additional Supporters

Jean Fort | Linda Kurtz

Media Sponsors

Wine Sponsor

Media Sponsors

Wine Sponsor

In-kind Sponsors

Aderonke Tosin
Al’Fresko Experience
Alila Marea Beach Resort
Altisma Winery
Belly Up Tavern
Fast Forward Events
Happy Place Picnic
Hsaio Law, PC
Jyoti Mishra, UCSD
Katie’s Healing Kitchen
Kevin Kurtz
Knockaround Sunglasses
M Prevost Design
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Marcy Browe Photography
Next Ridge Career Coaching
PRP Wine International
Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero
Rooted in Raw
San Diego Symphony
Surfhouse Boutique Hotel
SynergySystems Fitness Studio
The Stronghold
The Super Dentists
Thrive Causemetics
Trader Joe’s
VAGA Restaurant & Bar

Last Year’s Event

Celebrate Empowered Women: A Garden Party