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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:

  • Mona Pasquil, Secretary for Appointments, Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
  • Kirstin Olsen, Assembly Minority Leader, California State Legislator
  • Fiona Ma, Member, State Board of Equalization; President, CA Women Lead State Board of Directors
  • Andy Vidak, Senator, California State Legislature
  • Connie Conway, former Assembly Minority Lead, CA Women Lead State Board of Directors
  • Cassandra Pye, President, 3.14 Communications
  • Esmeralda Soria, Councilmember, City of Fresno, District 1
  • Jann Taber, Communications Director, Office of Senator Andy Vidak
  • Rachel Michelin, CEO, California Women Lead
  • Dora Westerlund, CEO, Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation
  • Henry T. Perea, Assemblymember, California State Legislature (invited)
  • Ashley Swearengin, Mayor, City of Fresno (invited)
  • Margaret Mims, Sheriff, County of Fresno (invited)

Click here to download the agenda

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Tickets

Members of CA Women Lead and the Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation Business Hub

$45 Early Bird before Friday, April 24th Click here to Register»
$60 after Friday, April 24th

Non-members

$65 Early Bird Non-Member before Friday, April 24th Click here to Register»
$95 after Friday, April 24th

All tickets are $100 at the door (if space is available).

Sponsorships Available

Click here to download the sponsor form

Event Partner

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18th Annual Networking Luncheon

SD website image Friday, June 19 | 11:30 AM Registration, 12:00 PM Lunch
The University Club | 1549 El Prado | San Diego | 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

Tickets $45 for California Women Lead members. Members, Click here to Register»venue logo
Tickets $80 for non-members. Non-members, Click here to Register»

All tickets $100 after Friday, June 5th.

No tickets sold after June 17th.
No tickets sold at the door.
No refunds.

Click here to download the event flyer»

EMPOWERED WOMEN PANEL

Toni Atkins, Speaker of the Assembly, State of California (invited)
Kristin Olsen, Assembly Minority Leader, State of California
Jean Fuller, Senate Minority Leader-Elect, State of California (invited)
Charlene Zettel, Regent, University of California Board of Regents

MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES

Fiona Ma, President, California Women Lead Board of Directors

HOST COMMITTEE

Senator Marty Block
Sheriff William Gore, San Diego County
Supervisor Dianne Jacob, San Diego County
Julie Nygaard, member, Tri-City Healthcare Board
Councilmember Esther C. Sanchez, City of Oceanside
Councilwoman Cheryl Viegas-Walker, City of El Centro

Sponsorships and table pricing available.  For information please contact Connie Sanders Emerson P: 916.551-1470 or email connie@sandersemerson.com.

SUSTAINING EVENT PARTNER

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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

FREE for California Women Lead members
$10 for members of the East Valley Association of REALTORS® Click here to RSVP»
$20 for non-members Click here to RSVP»
All tickets $25 at the door without RSVP

No admission without prior RSVP

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Appointments Training in Santa Clarita

PicMonkey CollageWednesday, 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:

  • Sharon Runner, Senator, State of California
  • Scott Wilk, Assemblymember, State of California
  • George Runner, Vice Chairman, 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.

No admission without prior RSVP. click here to register»

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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CA Women Lead Reports on the General Election

Rachel Michelin, CEO and Executive Director of California Women Lead was interviewed by Capitol News Network on the upcoming election and its impact on the status of women serving in elected positions. The interview segments can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

 

KXTV News 10 in Sacramento

 

KGET 17- NBC affiliate in Bakersfield

As Michelin indicates in the interview, there is a lot of work to be done with increasing the number of women serving in leadership positions across the state. At the local level, women are serving in low numbers relative to statewide offices.

A report entitled “Snapshot on the Status of Women in City Government” was released earlier this year by California Women Lead, in partnership with the League of California Cities Women’s Caucus, revealing that women represent just 28 percent of California City Council members. CA Women Lead will be updating this report after the election this Tuesday, November 4th, which will serve as a precursor to a larger report detailing the status of women serving in office at all levels of government including Executive offices, Board of Equalization and County Boards of Supervisors.

In addition to the updated report, CA Women Lead will be releasing the latest election results as they come in on Tuesday, analyzing the impact the election has had on the number of women serving in elected office and closely watching a handful of very tight races underway. Be sure to visit CA Women Lead’s website, blog, Facebook and Twitter for the latest election information.

And, most importantly, if you have not yet voted, be sure you vote on Election Day. Or you may drop off you absentee ballot at any polling place within your county if you have not already mailed one in.

Not sure where to vote?  Click here, enter your address, and get door to door directions to your polling place!

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CA Women Lead on Capitol Public Radio

In Case You Missed It….

California Women Lead CEO and Executive Director Rachel Michelin is featured in this morning’s Capitol Public Radio (CPR) segment entitled “Getting Women Ready For Battle”. The segment is the second part in a third part series- “Up Against the Ceiling: The Push for More Women in California Politics.”

In the segment, Michelin highlights the importance of increasing the number of women serving in public office and California Women Lead’s mission to Engage Empower and Elect more women leaders by supporting them and providing the knowledge and training needed to run for office.

… Studies show that when women run for office they’re just as likely to win as men. But many women aren’t running. Rachel Michelin is Executive Director of
California Women Lead, a non-partisan group that trains women to run for office or get political appointments.

         “What I hear is I’m not qualified, I don’t know enough, I’m not an expert on the issues, I need to do my research,” she says.

          Michelin says typically, for every one woman running for the state legislature, four men are running.

          “It’s still hard for women to be successful, in both political parties,” she says. “There still is very much a good ‘ol boys club out there when it comes to politics.”

Listen to Michelin’s expanded interview with Capitol Public Radio here.

CA Women Lead, in partnership with the League of California Cities Women’s Caucus released a report earlier this year on the current number of women serving in City Councils. The study, entitled “Snapshot on the Status of Women in City Government,” revealed that women represent 28 percent of the state’s city councils, a number that does not reflect the female population.

Read the full report here.

CA Women Lead is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association of women holding – or interested in holding – elected or appointed office. The organization’s mission is to give California’s women the tools they need to be successful in both their political and professional lives.

When a woman strives to be a leader in her community, CA Women Lead has a training program and networking events held across the state to help her meet her goals. The generous support of CA Women Lead’s members and Corporate Partners enables CA Women Lead to reach hundreds of women across all political, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines to help them enhance their political and professional lives. If you are not yet a member, consider joining today.

CA Women Lead’s premier annual networking event is just around the corner. Tickets and sponsorships are now available for the Legislative Welcome reception on January 28th. Join CA Women Lead in honoring the Women’s Legislative Caucus and women serving in statewide office. Purchase your ticket or become a sponsor today.

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September 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:

NEW MEMBERS

ADVOCATE
Holly Carter; Fresno

SUPPORTER
Brenda Roberts; Oakland
Mayor Amy Howorth; Manhattan Beach
Jennifer Stoll; Portland, Oregon
Lucy Dunn; Irvine

GENERAL
Jill Sprenkel; Discovery Bay
Helen Lee; Cerritos
Melody Appleton; Castro Valley
Ruthee Goldkorn; Moreno Valley
Gina Bogna; Newhall
Carmel Angelo; Ukaih
Sandra Lucchesi Storer; San Ramon
Nancy Teel; Mission Viejo
Linda Galliher; Danville
Maryam Zar; Pacific Palisades
Marketa Houskova; Sacramento

RENEWING MEMBERS

CORPORATE
Walmart

GENERAL
Susan Johnson; El Dorado Hills

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August 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:

NEW MEMBERS

COPRORATE
Comcast
Disneyland Resort

SUPPORTER
Katherine Reuter, Phd., Santa Monica
Commissioner Veronica Vargas; Danville
Cheryl Storer; Clovis
Klaudette Christensen; Costa Mesa

GENERAL
Banafsheh Behnam; Rancho Cordova
Nicole Winger, Sacramento
Councilmember Jennifer Fitzgerald; Fullerton
Liz Ditz; Redwood City
Alisha Wilkins; Riverside
Sarah D’anjou; Torrance
Caroline Godkin; Sacramento
Mary Kreber Varipapa; Santa Ana
Linda Galliher; Danville

RENEWING MEMBERS

BENEFACTOR
Jan Mazyck; Los Angeles
Nancy Jackson; Victorville

SUPPORTER
Linda Davis Alldritt; Sacramento
City Auditor Courtney Ruby; Oakland

GENERAL
Rita Saenz; West Sacramento
Anne White; Livermore
Elizabeth Bain; Oakland
Soyla Fernandez; Sacramento
Barbara LeVake; Sacramento
Councilwoman Karen Stepper, Danville
Michelle Brattmiller; Sacramento
Krista Martinelli-Larson; South San Francisco
Mark Carlson; Sacramento
Karen Humphrey; Sacramento
Victoria Horton; Sacramento
Susan Steinhauser; Los Angeles
Sandra Fluke; West Hollywood
Diane Vanderpot; Sacramento
Tamara Chapman Davis; Rohnert Park
Doreen Boxer; Irvine
Sonia Amezcua; Camarillo
Council Member Linda Budge; Rancho Cordova
Assemblymember Ken Cooley; Rancho Cordova
Council Member Angela Swanson; South Lake Tahoe
Council Member Abbe Land; West Hollywood
Meg Desmond; Sacramento
Susan Muranishi; Oakland
Mayor Mary Ann Lutz; Monrovia
Honorable Tricia Hunter; Sacramento
Karen Zamarripa; Sacramento
Cheryl Chisolm; Los Angeles
Anna Dermenchyan; North Hollywood
Margaret Bulat; Laguna Hills

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