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Women’s Empowerment Day – Bakersfield

website pictureMonday, Oct. 26 | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
10000 Ming Ave. | Conference Center 50
Bakersfield, CA 93311 map

Interested in gaining the skills and tools needed to be an empowered leader in your community? Join us for California Women Lead’s first Women’s Empowerment Day in Temecula, a one-day event designed to empower women.

Speakers include:

  • Fiona Ma, Member, State Board of Equalization & President, CA Women Lead State Board of Directors
  • Connie Conway, Former Assembly Minority Leader, Appointee, California Community Colleges
    Board of Governors
  • State Senator Andy Vidak
  • Christina Sistrunk, President and CEO, Aera Energy LLC
  • Lynne Johnson Carrithers, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Aera Energy LLC
  • Cynthia Pollard, Director of Public Affairs, Aera Energy LLC
  • Shirley Gordon, Vice President of Operations, State Farm Insurance
  • Melissa Poole, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Paramount Farming Company
  • Connie Perez, Commissioner, California State Lottery
  • Janelle Capra, Principal, Capra PR
  • Michele Bresso, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor, Kern Community College District
  • Rachel Michelin, CEO, CA Women Lead, Gubernatorial Appointee

Additional Speakers to be announced.

Sponsorship opportunities and registration coming soon.

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Women’s Empowerment Conference

PicMonkey CollagePlease join Conference Co-Chairs Mona Pasquil, Secretary for Appointments, Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. and Charlene Zettel, Regent, University of California for CA Women Lead’s first Women’s Empowerment Conference at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.

Campaign bootcamp 2015 agenda Special Pre-Conference- Monday, August 17, 2015
Two sessions offered, separate registration:

Women's ConferenceRunning a Successful Campaign – Bootcamp 101
click here to view the agenda
–or–
Being an Effective Board Member (Corporate, Nonprofit, Appointed)

Full Conference- Tuesday, August 18, 2015 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Featured Speaker: Janet Napolitano, President, University of California Board of Regents

More keynote speakers to be announced.

Who Should Attend? California Women Lead is a nonpartisan organization that welcomes women (and men) at any career level to join us for this conference. From elected and appointed officials and their staff to community activists, nonprofit managers and professionals, our conference is open to anyone interested in advancing their personal, professional and political goals.

Why Should I Attend? This conference provides you with plenty of opportunities to expand your knowledge as well as your circle of personal and professional contacts. Our speakers and interactive sessions will inspire you and build your personal and professional skill sets. In addition, you will be networking with other professionals from all parts of the state and sharing in their experiences and insights.

What Will I Learn? Whether you are looking to enhance your leadership skills, learn what it takes to run a successful campaign or explore options to advance your professional career, you will find the California Women Lead “Women’s Empowerment Conference” a rewarding and educational experience.

Accommodations

Special rate for the conference is $219.00. This rate is only available for pre-conference and/or conference paid registrants. A link will be provided for your room reservations after paid registration. A limited number of rooms are reserved at this rate. Reservations must be made by Monday, July 27, 2015 or before the group rooms are sold out, so do not delay. Prevailing rates may apply after this date or when the group rooms are sold out, whichever occurs first. Rooms are subject to availability.

Discounted Theme Park Tickets

Discounted Special Group Theme Park Tickets available to purchase online. These discounts are only available for pre- conference and/or conference paid registrants. A link will be provided to secure your discounted Disneyland park tickets after paid registration. These special ticket prices are not available once you arrive at the Resort. Tickets valid from August 13, 2015 thru August 24, 2015. The ticket store closes at 9:00 PM PST on August 16, 2015 so don’t delay.

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Celebrating Women in Politics

fbd4e038-f51a-455a-950b-b1f1e876906fForty years ago a group of women, Republican and Democrat, met in Sacramento. They decided that more women should be involved as appointees of the Governor. They strategized, recruited and presented then Governor Jerry Brown with a “binder” full of resumes of women who wanted to serve. Governor Brown did appoint women to his administration that year and it started a commitment from the leaders of then California Elected Women’s Association (CEWAER), now California Women Lead, to continue inspiring women to consider public service through appointed office.

On Tuesday, April 21, 2015 it was with great pride that California Women Lead came full circle and hosted a reception, with Governor Brown, honoring women appointees in his current administration. To look at the crowd of women leaders, who are now serving, it was humbling to know the impact the group of women had so many years ago. Women from across the state joined First Lady Anne Gust Brown, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and CA Women Lead State Board President Fiona Ma as we applauded and celebrated women in public service.

To all of our members, our supporters and to the women who have served, serve or are waiting to serve in appointed office – THANK YOU! Thank you for your commitment to California and to making our state a great place live.

We are honored to share with you photos from this historic event – the first time any Governor has honored all of his women appointees at one time. We are humbled by the service of women across the state who are devoting their time to public service.

Thank you Governor Brown for your partnership not only today, but forty years ago, in inspiring and supporting women in leadership. And a special thank you to Governor Brown’s Appointments Secretary, Mona Pasquil, for her tireless work in inspiring women to serve.

Click here to read Governor Brown’s letter to the honorees.

On behalf of the California Women Lead State Board of Directors, past and present, we are proud to continue the great tradition of the founders of this organization and will continue our mission to ENGAGE EMPOWER ELECT women throughout the state.

Click here to read CA Women Lead’s  letter to the honorees.

We also wanted to give a special thanks to our event sponsors whose contributions and support helped make this historic evening possible!

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California Dental Association
California Nurses Association
California Professional Firefighters
California State Floral Association
California Teachers Association
Iron Horse
PG&E
Qualcomm
Redwood Pacific Public Affairs
Walmart
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January, February and March 2015 CA Women Lead Members: New Signups and Renewals

(through April 7)

NEW MEMBERS

CORPORATE
AT&T
United Airlines

ADVOCATE
Erminja Maganja, Placerville
State Senator Holly Mitchell, Los Angeles
Kara Corches, Sacramento

BENEFACTOR
Lizette Navarette, Sacramento
Stephanie Shah, Sacramento
Alicia Berhow, Irvine
Helen Foster, San Lorenzo

SUPPORTER
Alisa MacAvoy, Emerald Hills
Suzanne Jones, Granite Bay
Secretary Anna Caballero, Sacramento
Council Member Janet Abelson, El Cerrito
Georgia Zachary, Los Angeles

GENERAL
Tatiana Figueroa Acevedo
Mandy Stathos Latzen, West Sacramento
Melissa Simpson, San Leandro
Council Member Jan Arbuckle, Grass Valley
Christina Romero, Sacramento
Holly Smith, Lincoln
Joy Redmond, Sacramento
Priscilla Johnson, Alameda
Robin Howlett, Sacramento
Jan Arbuckle, Grass Valley
Roxanne Bekemohammadi, Sacramento
Terri Speed, Elk Grove
Renee Simon, Long Beach
Nancy Carroll, Beaumont

RENEW

CORPORATE
Lilly, Inc.
Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Southern California Edison
BP America, Inc.
Kaiser Permanente
Comcast
State Farm Insurance

ADVOCATE
Kathryn Austin Scott, Sacramento

BENEFACTOR
Tricia Geringer, Sacramento

SUPPORTER
Supervisor Erin Hannigan, Fairfield
Jennifer Waggonor, San Francisco
Nancy Skinner, Berkeley
Barbara Ortega, Sacramento
Sheila Dey, Sacramento
Patricia Lock Dawson, Riverside

GENERAL
Ramona Chang, Oakland
Paula Lee, Sacramento
Christina Arrostuto, Benicia
Anna Ferrera, Sacramento
Priscilla Vivio, Santa Rosa
Marsha Golangco, Alamo
Cathy Darling Allen, Redding
Cheri Jasinski, Santa Barbara
Erika Hoffman, West Sacramento
Nancy Fox, Wilton
Khydeeja Alam Javid, Sacramento
Martha Cox, Cardiff by the Sea
Donna Damson, San Diego
Kit Wall, Benicia
Tia Gemmell, Sacramento
Councilwoman Babs Sandeen, West Sacramento
Nicole Marcy Bloom, Del Mar
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, San Diego
Sandy Smoley, Sacramento
Yolanda Benson, Sacramento
Donna Burke, El Dorado Hills

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Women’s Empowerment Day – Fresno

CWLThis one-day conference will give women from throughout the state the skills and tools to be empowered leaders.

Friday, May 8 | 8:30 AM – 4:15 PM
Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation Business Hub (Downtown Business Hub)
1444 Fulton Street | Fresno, CA 93721 map

Interested in gaining the skills and tools needed to be an empowered leader in your community? Join us for California Women Lead’s first Women’s Empowerment Day in Fresno, a one-day event designed to empower women, co-hosted by the Fresno Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Speakers include:

  • Anna Caballero, Cabinet Secretary, California Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency. Office Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
  • Kristin Olsen, Assembly Minority Leader, California State Legislator
  • Loretta WalkerVice President-External Affairs, Employee Engagement and Communications, AT&T
  • Andy Vidak, Senator, California State Legislature
  • Connie Conway, former Assembly Minority Lead, CA Women Lead State Board of Directors
  • Ashley Swearengin, Mayor, City of Fresno
  • Margaret Mims, Sheriff, County of Fresno
  • Esmeralda Soria, Councilmember, City of Fresno, District 1
  • Cassandra Pye, President, 3.14 Communications
  • Jann Taber, Communications Director, Office of Senator Andy Vidak
  • Rachel Michelin, CEO, California Women Lead
  • Dora Westerlund, CEO, Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation 

Click here to download the agenda

Click here to download the flyer

Tickets

Online registration is now closed. All tickets are $100 at the door.

Sponsorships Available

Click here to download the sponsor form

Event Partner

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18th Annual Networking Luncheon

New PictureFriday, June 19 | 11:30 AM Registration, 12:00 PM Lunch
The University Club atop Symphony Towers | 750 B Street Suite 3400 |
San Diego, CA 92101 map

Please join the California Women Lead State Board of Directors and local elected and appointed officials for our 18th Annual San Diego Networking Luncheon. This event brings together community leaders from throughout San Diego County.

TICKETS

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No tickets sold at the door.
No refunds.

Click here to download the event flyer»

Sponsorships and table pricing available. 

Download the sponsorship form»

SPECIAL GUEST
Toni Atkins, Speaker of the Assembly, State of California

PROGRAM MODERATOR
Charlene Zettel
, Member, University of California Board of Regents; Member, CA Women Lead State Board of Directors

MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES
Fiona Ma
, Member, State Board of Equalization; President, California Women Lead Board of Directors

EVENT COMMITTEE

Susan Davis, Member of Congress, District 53
Scott Peters, Member of Congress, District 52
Juan Vargas, Member of Congress, District 51
Mimi Walters, Member of Congress, District 45
Toni Atkins, Speaker, California State Assembly, District 78
Kristin Olsen, Minority Leader, California State Assembly, District 12
Marty Block, State Senator, District 39
Ben Hueso, State Senator, District 40
Holly Mitchell, State Senator, District 30; CA Women Lead State Board of Directors
Sharon Runner, State Senator, District 21; CA Women Lead State Board of Directors
Rocky Chávez, State Assembly Member, District 76
Lorena Gonzalez, State Assembly Member, District 80
Brian Maienschein, State Assembly Member, District 77
Marie Waldron, State Assembly Member, District 75
David Alvarez, Councilmember, City of San Diego
Marilyn Buchi, Trustee, Fullerton Joint UHSD; CA Women Lead Board of Directors
B. Teri Burns, Trustee, Natomas Unified School District; CA Women Lead Board of Directors
Chris Cate, Councilmember, City of San Diego
Nancy Chadwick, Trustee, Palomar Community College Governing Board
Myrtle Cole, Councilmember, City of San Diego
Connie Conway, Member, Community College Board of Governors; CA Women Lead State Board of Directors
Griselda Delgado, Trustee, Southwestern Community College Board of Trustees
Bonnie Dumanis, District Attorney, San Diego County
Barbara Elliott-Sanders, Vice President, South Bay Union School District, Board of Trustees
Marne Foster, Trustee, San Diego Unified School District Board of Trustees
Todd Gloria, Councilmember, City of San Diego
William Gore, Sheriff, San Diego County
Dianne Jacob, Supervisor, San Diego County
Elizabeth Jaka, Trustee, Vista Unified School District Board of Trustees
Christi Knight, Trustee, Escondido Union High School District Board of Education
Elana Levens-Craig, Trustee, SanteeSchool Board of Trustees
Sherry Ludwig, Trustee, Fallbrook Union High School Board of Trustees
Fiona Ma, Member, State Board of Equalization; President, CA Women Lead State Board of Directors
Cindy Marks, Member, Modesto City Schools; CA Women Lead State Board of Directors
Michael McQuary, Trustee, San Diego Unified School District Board of Trustees
Paul McNamara, Trustee, Palomar Community College School District Board of Trustees
Jennifer Mendoza, Councilmember, City of Lemon Grove
Janet Mulder, Trustee, Jamul-Dulzura Union School Board of Trustees
Tim Nader, Trustee, Southwestern Community College Board of Trustees
Julie Nygaard, Member, Tri-City Healthcare Board
Nancy Orr, Trustee, Cardiff School District Board of Trustees
Cassandra Pye, Vice President, CA Women Lead State Board of Directors
Kimberly L. Quinones, Member, CA Volunteers Commission; CA Women Lead State Board of Directors
Barbara Ryan, Trustee, Santee School District Board of Trustees
Mary Casillas Salas, Mayor, City Of Chula Vista
Esther C. Sanchez, Councilmember, City of Oceanside
Casey Tanaka, Mayor, City of Coronado
Julie Union, Trustee, Solana Beach School Board of Trustees
Racquel Vasquez, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Lemon Grove
Nora Vargas, Trustee, Southwestern Community College Board of Trustees
Leticia Z. Vizcarra, Trustee, Calexico Unified School District Board of Trustees
Cheryl Viegas-Walker, Councilmember, City of El Centro
Randolph E. Ward, Ed.D, Member, San Diego County Board Of Education
Charlene Zettel, Member, UC Board of Regents; CA Women Lead State Board of Directors

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Appointments Training in Redlands

event pictureWednesday, April 16 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
25884 Business Center Drive, Suite H
Redlands, CA 92373 map

Ever considered getting involved in your local community as an appointee to a board or commission? Want to know more about how the process works? How do you access the application? Where to find vacancies? How do you navigate the process? Who can help?

Please join California Women Lead and the East Valley Association of REALTORS® for an appointments training to learn the process that one should take to be appointed to a board/commission/committee at the local and state level. With the number of women in local government decreasing, we want to empower women to apply for appointments to reach gender equality on boards and commissions. Women and men are both welcome to join us and be part of the movement.

Speakers include:

  • Mona Pasquil, Secretary of Appointments, Office of Governor Edmund G.
    Brown, Jr.
  • Marc Steinorth, Member, California State Assembly
  • Rachel Michelin, Executive Director/CEO, California Women Lead; current Gubernatorial Appointee

Click here to download the flyer

TICKETS

Online registration is closed. All tickets $25 at the door without RSVP.

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Appointments Training in Santa Clarita

Wednesday, April 22 | 6:00 PM
Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center
College of the Canyons, Room UCEN-258
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road | Santa Clarita, CA 91355 map

Ever considered getting involved in your local community as an appointee to a board or commission? Want to know more about how the process works? How do you access the application? Where to find vacancies? How do you navigate the process? Who can help?

Please join California Women Lead, State Senator Sharon Runner, Assemblyman Scott Wilk and Board of Equalization Vice Chairman George Runner for an appointments training to learn the process that one should take to be appointed to a board/commission/committee at the local and state level. With the number of women in local government decreasing, we want to empower women to apply for appointments to reach gender equality on boards and commissions. Women and men are both welcome to join us and be part of the movement.

Speakers include:

  • Mona Pasquil, Secretary of Appointments, Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
  • Sharon Runner, Senator, State of California
  • Scott Wilk, Assemblymember, State of California
  • George Runner, Vice Chairman, State Board of Equalization
  • Fiona Ma, President, California Women Lead; Member, State Board of
    Equalization
  • Rachel Michelin, Executive Director/CEO, California Women Lead; current Gubernatorial Appointee

Click here to download the flyer

This training is FREE and open to the public.

Online registration closed.

PARKING
Once on University Center Drive, proceed to the top of the parking lot to Lot 14. Vehicles parked in lot 14 between 5 pm – 8pm on April 22, 2015 will not be ticketed. If you park in another lot, you must purchase a day permit and display your permit in the window of your car. Day permits maybe purchased from a parking permit vending machine located in Lot 14 and Lot 15. url to campus map http://www.canyons.edu/Offices/PIO/Pages/ValenciaCampusMap.aspx

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October, November and December 2014 CA Women Lead Members: New Signups and Renewals

Thank you to our members who renewed their membership and those new members who support our mission to ENGAGE * EMPOWER * ELECT:

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014

(through Dec. 11)

NEW MEMBERS

CORPORATE

ADVOCATE
Wendy Jonathan; Palm Desert
Dayra Allen-Attar; Pacific Palisades

SUPPORTER
Pauline Nzeribe; Campbell
Wendy Bucknum
Nancy Hersman; Manhattan Beach

GENERAL
Diane Miller; Sacramento
Sue Frost; Citrus Heights
Cathey Ryder; Huntington Beach
Louise Walker; Dixon
Susan Freeman; South San Francisco
Jacquelyn Kilpatrick; San Marcos
Marlo Richardson; Playa del Rey

RENEW

CORPORATE
Advance America
California Dental Association

ADVOCATE
AAUW – California; Sacramento

BENEFACTOR
Cathy Christian; Sacramento

SUPPORTER
Lillian Conroe; Los Angeles
Kristine Mollenkopf; Santa Maria
Maya Heinert, MD; Sacramento
Cynthia Moore; Roseville
Mary Rose; Santa Barbara
Christy Woods; Sacramento

GENERAL
Del Laine; South Lake Tahoe
Kathy Kinley; Ontario
Juliana Feriano; Tuolumne
Leanne Kent; Elk Grove
Devon Lowery; Lafayette
Magdalena Bordeauz; Los Aneles
Gayle Isreal; Danville
Jennifer Kresge; Saint Helena
Dominique Yancey; San Ramon
Delaine Eastin; Davis
Nancy Chadwick; Oceanside
Michele Nealon-Woods; Los Angeles
Gail Murray; Walnut Creek
Eileen Schnitger; Sacramento
Stephanie Lynch; Bakersfield
Becky Johnson; Sacramento
Ella Gower; Walnut Creek
Bonnie Lowenthal; Long Beach
Kara Ralston; Camarillo
Lisa Page; Sacramento
Mary Wallers; Sacramento
Cecelia McCloy; Walnut Creek
Eileen Burke-Trent; Gridley
Barbara McGee; Ridley
Sherri Loveland; Tustin
Kristen Schreder; Redding
Mary Whipple; San Ramon
Janet Lopez; Sacramento
Melissa Fox; Irvine
Susan Lovenburg; Davis

 

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Status of California Women in Elected Office 2014

California Women Lead is proud to release our post-election report providing a snapshot of the total number of women serving in elected office across the state. The report, entitled California Women in Elected Office 2014highlights the total number of women serving on County Boards of Supervisors, State Legislature, Board of Equalization, Executive Offices and Congress.

Click here to view the full report.

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Also, in case you missed it, check out CA Women Lead CEO Rachel Michelin who was recently in the news, providing an analysis on the 2014 General Election results.

Not a member of California Women Lead? Your financial support helps us ENGAGE EMPOWER ELECT more women throughout the state. We hope you will consider supporting us today!

 California Women Lead is a nonpartisan 501c3 organization.
As such we do not endorse or contribute to political candidates.  
Our goal is to empower women to seek their full leadership potential 
through education, training and network development.
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