ISSUE #9 - May 3, 2019


Last weekend I stood in a room with 300+ fellow women of color from all backgrounds and industries. It was incredibly inspiring! Also unprecedented for me as I’ve never had this opportunity before. As women of color we were able to bond over the similarities in our life/work experiences and also to learn from what makes us all unique individuals. (Read more in the perspective section!)

My hope is that Amplify can provide a network of support and resources that speak to our collective and unique needs. Please invite all the women of color in your life to join Amplify!

Happy reading!

Audrey Galo
Creator & Writer of Amplify
Founder of AG Voiced

PS: Check out a special offer just for Amplify readers in our virtual resources section below!


TUE, May 7, 9:00 AM, Free - Women Lead: The Benefits of Being Bossy - Gender and Status at the Bargaining Table and Beyond Webinar
TUE, May 14, 12:00 PM, Free - Watering Weeds, but Expecting Flowers
Online Course - Introducción al Human-Centered Design (Spanish-only course) - Use discount code, 23DESIGN-AMPLIFY, to receive 30% off.

[San Francisco Bay Area]
WED, May 8, 10:30 AM, Oakland, Free - Women in Data Science (WiDS) Oakland - Advancing Women of Color
WED, May 8, 6:30 PM, SF, Free - The Design Kids: Women in Design
THU, May 9, 7:00 PM, Burlingame, Free - Impactful Advocacy Workshop presented by YWCA
MON, May 20, 2:00 PM, SF, Free - Women VetsInTech Workshop and Networking
WED, May 22, 6:00 PM, SF, Free - Survivor Speak Out & Open Mic

[Los Angeles Area]
THU, May 9, 6:30 PM, LA, $15 - Navigating Veganism in Communities of Color
SUN, May 12, 8:00 AM, LA, Donation - Women of Color Mindfulness Circle
MON, May 13, 5:00 PM, LA, $30 - Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: The Women of Color Toolkit
TUE, May 14, 8:00 PM, LA, Free - LADY*LIKE: All Women of Color. All Comedy.
TH, May 16, 8:15 AM, Santa Monica, Free - #WomeninTech Breakfast: The Path to Technical Leadership
SAT, May 18, 10:00 AM, LA, Free - Librarians of Color - LA

WED, May 8, 6:00 PM, Seattle, Free - Women of Color in Tech: Engaging Male Allies
TH, May 9, 5:30 PM, Seattle, Free - Happy Hour with Young Architects Forum + Women in Design
TH, May 16, 6:00 PM, Seattle, $15 - Soulful Flow Yoga with Jasmine Rashae
SAT, May 18, 10:00 AM, Bellevue, $40 - What She Said x Women of Color FashTech Brunch


Women of Color United! Last Saturday, I attended the Future for Us Assembly in Seattle, a gathering of 300+ women of color from all professional industries. Together we listened intently at the wisdom of the amazing panel of speakers and we listened to one another experiences, good and bad. I want to share a few gems from the day with you!

“8 /10 businesses started by women are founded by womxn of color. We are in the majority. Until women who look like us are writing the checks we won’t see the change we are seeking.” — Nathalie Molina Niño

“I don’t like to use the word diversity I like to use the word reality. Are you ready to face the reality of this world?” — Nathalie Molina Niño

”If you’re an ally, show up with your TIME or show up with your MONEY.” — Adi Mendiola Barreto

“You are not defined by any single chapter, because you are writing a novel.” - Jessie Woolley-Wilson

“What is the thing you’re willing to do even when the probability of success is very low…and achieving success is going to be very hard?” - Jessie Woolley-Wilson

I hope these quotes inspire you and share your favorite quotes with me, share them here!