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Transforming the Arts: What's New in the Bay Area

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Join us to celebrate Women’s History Month at The Commonwealth Club with a panel discussion featuring women leaders in the arts and a wine-tasting event with women-led wineries from California.

Guests are invited to spend the afternoon in the company of local women leaders, fellow advocates, and trailblazers.

At 5 p.m.—Transforming the Arts: What’s New in the Bay Area. Join the conversation with the new San Francisco Ballet leadership duo: Artistic Director Tamara Rojo and Executive Director Danielle St. Germain; founder and director of San Francisco Philharmonic Jessica Bejarano; and President of Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art Priscilla Otani. Learn more about what's new and exciting in the art world and what these women's visions are for their artistic futures within their respective organizations.

What are the most relevant accomplishments, challenges and urgent matters to tackle to make arts leadership equal and accessible? What is the state of the arts in terms of equity and diversity?

At 6 p.m.—The festivities continue with a social hour and a wine tasting with women-led wineries from California. Meet the women behind some of the most-awarded wine labels and taste some signature bottles.


This program has 2 types of tickets available: In-person and online-only. Please pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event.

Safety Protocols for in-person attendance:

  • We follow best practices laid out by the CDC and state and local guidelines.
  • We strongly recommend vaccination for guests, staff, and volunteers.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged while indoors (if you do not have one and would like one, inquire at our front desk for a complimentary mask).
  • We reserve the right to require different rules for specific events as necessary.

Our LEED Gold-certified building is designed to cool with outside air, using digitally controlled moveable windows and large ceiling fans. We are deploying additional HEPA filters inside to scrub the air. This is all in addition to increased cleaning of surfaces throughout the building.

Copies of Good Power are available for purchase during checkout (U.S. domestic shipping only).

The Commonwealth Club is a nonprofit public forum; we welcome donations made during registration to support the production of our online programming. 

In partnership with Women's March San Francisco and  Northern California Women's Caucus for Arts.


This program is proudly supported by FLG Partners.

FLG Partners

Participating wineries: Ceja Vineyards and Theopolis Vineyards.

Rojo and St. Germain photos courtesy SFBallet by Chris Hardy.

All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.

Thu, Mar 23 / 5:00 pm PDT

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Jessica Bejarano

Founder and Director, San Francisco Philharmonic

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Danielle St. Germain

Executive Director, San Francisco Ballet

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Tamara Rojo

Artistic Director, San Francisco Ballet

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Priscilla Otani

President, Northern California Women's Caucus for Arts

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Deborah Cullinan

 Vice President for the Arts, Stanford University


4:30 p.m. doors open & check-in
5–6 p.m. panel discussion
6–7:30 p.m. wine tasting
(all times PDT)


$20 members
$30 nonmembers
Online (panel discussion only): 
Free for members
$10 nonmembers