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San Francisco
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA  94102
United States of America

Your children are the future. If you change your parenting, you can change the world. Esther Wojcicki, founder and CEO of and an internationally known educator, will share her approach on how to raise successful children.

Her approach is based on ideas including letting your children discover their own passions; moving on from past parenting mistakes; building rock-solid foundations for lifelong relationship; being brave enough to give your children freedom; working with your children, not against them; and setting healthy relationships with technology.

Esther is the founder of the largest scholastic media program in the United States at Palo Alto High School. Her accolades include:

  • 2002 California Teacher of the Year
  • 2009 MacArthur Foundation Research Fellow
  • 2011 Columbia University Charles O’Malley Award.

Esther is the former Chair of Creative Commons and of PBS Learning Matters. She currently serves on the boards of the Freedom Forum, the Newseum, and the Alliance for Excellent Education. She advises multiple ed tech start-ups including EdSurge. She founded the Journalistic Learning Initiative at the University of Oregon and holds three honorary doctorates. She is the author of Moonshots in Education (2014) and How to Raise Successful People (May 2019).

This is a regular membership meeting of The Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members, and guests.

Meeting Schedule:

12:00 Noon Registration & Networking
12:15 PM (sharp!) Meeting begins (club business first, followed by keynote speaker)
1:30 PM Meeting adjourns

Each luncheon ticket includes a three-course lunch. Tickets are $40 each; $35 for Club members who register online in advance (online registration closes at 5PM the day before the meeting). Payment by credit card or check is preferred. Tickets available for purchase only at the door.