The Savvy Path

    A Photo Story of Our West Coast Debut

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    Berkeley, CA.pngThe Savvy Women's Alliance embarked on our first road trip over February.  We traveled up the west coast, hosting events to connect women as our debut across California and Oregon.  

    Browse our photos and see some of the women who joined us - from volunteers to bloggers, to writers and movement makers.

    We start the story with the live  interview by Tra'Renee Chambers on KATU's Afternoon Live, who focused on budget-friendly tips.

    The tour was made possible by a generous grant from the Seventh Generation Foundation. 



    Our founder, Kristi Marsh, trying to infuse some goofy fun at all the stops.  Kristi was the keynote speaker at each of the luncheons in Los Angeles, Berkeley and Portland.  She says the real magic happened halfway in at each event when the guests started sharing their stories with each other. Fun fact: Marylin Monroe was buried a block from this restaurant. 


    Two of our Founding Chapter Ambassadors: Tami Johnisee from Auburn, CA and Susan Cann from Redwood City, CA.  No easy commute but they came! 



    Beth Terry, Author of My Plastic Free Life .... leading the way by bringing her leftovers home in a lovely container, leaving a room of movement-makers thinking, 'Hey, I should do that... " 


    Janet Conroy and Michelle Fitzgerald - two of Savvy's hardest working volunteers - flew  across the country to ensure the debut was successful, hauling boxes of books and banners from airport to airport.  Fun Fact:  We have more members who are volunteers than members who are not volunteers! Talking about embracing the cause and making a difference! We are so grateful. 



    Janet Nudelman, Director of Program and Policy, Co-founder and Director, Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, organizations that have revolutionized the personal care products industry.



    Breast Cancer Prevention Partners and  Safe Cosmetics Business Network Outreach and Organizing Manager, Sara Schmidt, along with Stacy Malkan , the co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Author of Not Just A Pretty Face, and of U.S. Right to Know.  



    This is Kimberly Pinkson, co-founder of the EcoMoms Alliance.  This friendship is an unusual one in the world of organizations as the EcoMoms Alliance is one of the inspiration for the Savvy Women's Alliance. Just shows how powerful we are when we collaborate with each other - when we know the end goal is mutual.  



    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead


    Now, it is your turn.

    The luncheons above are just one version of our Gatherings starting across the country through our just-launching Savvy Women's Alliance Chapters.  To join an existing chapter, visit a Gathering as a guest,  or to start a chapter, start here. 

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    Eve_profile.jpgI love seeing how we women band together to change the world. Savvy reflects so much of my own personal beliefs and the conclusions I’ve drawn after years of study. I love that we can share and learn together. It’s not a “my way or the highway” kind of place. Join in.Find your home.You’re always welcome here! 

     ~ Eve Bynum  Founding Savvy Writer 

    Andrea_Fabry_1-185589-edited.jpgMy goal is to encourage every woman to listen to her instincts as she seeks to sort through the complexities surrounding today’s toxic world. I look forward to sharing the Savvy Women’s journey with all of you.

    ~ Andrea Fabry, Author of It Takes Time Blog & Founding Savvy Writer 



    It wasn’t until I sat in on a Savvy Board meeting that I truly understood the complex workings of this amazing organization and the scope of their efforts. I was immediately proud to be part of something so much larger than myself, and a company that I believed would truly change the world. I knew from that day forward that I would take any opportunity to be a part of Savvy again as it was established and grew.

    ~ Julia Condon Founding Savvy Writer 

    I wish I had had a network like this when I started my health and fitness journey. I want to help other women just starting out to cut through the endless pages of Google results, confusing articles, and conflicting information that have lead many to give up or never start. I want to empower women to take their health into their own hands and become aware of what they’re eating and how what they’re eating can change their mood, energy levels, and bodies. As I continue my own journey, I want to share what I’m learning with health, nutrition and other allies that are dedicated to making the world and our bodies a cleaner and healthier place.

    ~ Aimée Suen Founding Savvy Writer