The Forum with Sonja Perkins at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 9:30 am to 10:30 am

The Managing Director of The Perkins Fund, founder of Broadway Angels and Project Glimmer, and one of the subjects of Julian Guthrie’s Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took On Silicon Valley’s Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime on why it’s essential for women to take more control in Silicon Valley.

About the guest

Sonja Hoel Perkins invests in people and companies that matter. She is the founder of Project Glimmer and Broadway Angels. Project Glimmer inspires at-risk teenage girls and women to believe in themselves by letting them know their community cares. Broadway Angels is a network of top female venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. Perkins has been a venture capitalist for over 30 years and was named one of the “Top Most Powerful People in Global Finance.” She serves on the boards of 128 Technology, The Pristine Mind Foundation and The Center for Politics at The University of Virginia. More at The Perkins Fund.

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About the host

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.

About The Forum

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith, ethics and culture in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral, and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.


Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
1100 California St
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415.749.6300
Fax: 415.749.6301