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CA Women Lead Featured on The California Channel and Working Motherhood Podcast

In case you missed it, Rachel Michelin, CEO and Executive Director of CA Women Lead has recently been featured on two prominent media forums: The Charter California Edition, which airs on The California Channel in every home served by cable in the state and Dr. Portia Jackson’s Working Motherhood Podcast. The California Channel airs not only on Charter, but also on Brighthouse, Comcast, Cox, MediaCom, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable and Wave Broadband reaching close to six million homes in the Golden State.

Working Motherhood is a daily podcast, founded and hosted by Dr. Portia Jackson, interviewing today’s most successful and inspiring working moms. The Working Motherhood includes everyone from CEOs, teachers, entrepreneurs, real estate investors, cashiers- basically any mom that produces income.

During The Charter California Edition interview, Michelin and CA Women Lead Board Director and Vice President of APCO Worldwide Casandra Pye discussed CA Women Lead’s mission to Engage, Empower and Elect more women in leadership positions across the state. Michelin and Pye also recapped the June Primary Election results, discussed the exciting Controller’s race and summarized the current state of women serving in appointed and elected positions.

Watch the full interview with California Edition Host Brad Pomerance here.

Download and listen in on Michelin’s Working Motherhood podcast and hear how she balances being a successful working mom here.

Michelin’s podcast can also be downloaded on itunes and listened to on Stitcher.

Rachel Michelin- Cal Channel        Cassandra Pye- CA Channel

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CA Women Lead to be Featured on the California Channel

Cal Channel logoCalifornia Women Lead will soon be featured on the California Edition.

Charter California Edition airs on the California Channel available in every home served by cable in the state.

The California Channel airs not only on Charter, but also on Brighthouse, Comcast, Cox, MediaCom, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable and Wave Broadband. The California Channel reaches close to six million homes in the Golden State. On the California Channel, Charter California Edition airs at 8:00AM and 8:00PM seven days a week. In Southern California, California Edition also airs on Charter Channel 101, at 9:00AM, 4:00PM and 9:00PM seven days a week.

Rachel Michelin, CEO and Executive Director of CA Women Lead and Cassandra Pye, Director of CA Women Lead will appear on Cal Channel to discuss CA Women Lead’s mission to Engage, Empower and Elect more women in leadership positions across the state. Michelin and Pye will also recap the June Primary Election results, discuss the exciting Controller’s race and summarize the current state of women serving in appointed and elected positions.

We will send a follow up email announcing the specific date the segment will start airing on all of the programs and stations listed above. The information will also be posted on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. If you haven’t yet, be sure to like and follow us! We will add the segment on our YouTube channel as well.

Thank you to those of you who are members of California Women Lead. We appreciate your support of our mission to engage, empower and elect! If you are not yet a member of California Women Lead, please click here to consider joining our network of empowered women. If you are interested in working with us to bring other California Women Lead programs to your area please email us and we would be happy to find a way to make that happen.

 

California Women Lead is proud of the number of women members whose names appeared on the Primary ballot. On behalf of the State Board of Directors we applaud you for taking the risk of running. Win or lose, you are a role model for other women who aspire to become politically engaged. Thank you for making the decision to run!

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Betty Yee Neck and Neck with Perez in Controllers Race

bettyCalifornia’s initial Primary Election results are still not decided for some races, especially California’s statewide Controller’s Race.

The June Primary election results will be certified on July 11, but thanks to an increasing number of voters voting by mail, there are several counties with votes still being counted.

Betty Yee is practically tied for second place, just a hair behind John Perez with the Counties of Butte, El Dorado, and Monterey now reporting.

In addition to being a candidate for Controller, Yee is Vice President of CA Women Lead’s Board of Directors and is proof of the power of grassroots campaigning. Door-to-door canvassing, phoning voters and hard work has put Yee at the top of this race and she provides a shining example of what CA Women Lead has been saying: if you do not try, you will never win. We will continue to monitor this race closely and congratulate Yee on her courage to run for office and conduct a strong campaign.

CA Women Lead keeps election results like these updated on our website and social media pages. If you haven’t yet, please be sure to visit our website at http://www.CAWomenLead.org. Please also ‘like’ us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

CA Women Lead is also now on Instagram. Be sure to follow us there, too!

Are you a candidate for office in November? We want to know! Please email admin@cawomenlead.org so we can follow your campaign. 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!

Sincerely,

Rachel Michelin, CEO and Executive Director
CA Women Lead

California Women Lead is proud of the number of women members whose names appeared on the Primary ballot. On behalf of the State Board of Directors we applaud you for taking the risk of running. Win or lose, you are a role model for other women who aspire to become politically engaged. Thank you for making the decision to run!

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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Election Results are In! How women fared in the June Primary

CWLWOMEN IN THE CALIFORNIA 2014 JUNE PRIMARY

QUICK RESULTS ANALYSIS 

California Women Lead is proud to share with you our initial analysis of how women fared in the June Primary in the Statewide and State Legislative races. In cases where the results were too close to call, we sided with the female candidate in hopes she will prevail. We will update this report regularly and will release our complete analysis when election results are certified.

Are you a candidate for office in November? We want to know! Please email admin@cawomenlead.org so we can follow your campaign. 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!

TOTAL NUMBER OF WOMEN CURRENTLY SERVING:
STATEWIDE**            5
STATE SENATE          12 (7 members not on the primary ballot)
STATE ASSEMBLY    20
TOTAL                            37

TOTAL NUMBER OF WOMEN ON THE JUNE 2014 PRIMARY BALLOT:
STATEWIDE**            15
STATE SENATE          18
STATE ASSEMBLY    58
TOTAL                            91

TOTAL NUMBER OF WOMEN ADVANCING TO THE NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION:
STATEWIDE**            5
STATE SENATE          7
STATE ASSEMBLY   35
TOTAL                          47

PROJECTIONS OF HOW MANY WILL SERVE POST ELECTION:
STATEWIDE                4 (loss of one)
SENATE                         3; best case 6 (gain of one seat)
STATE ASSEMBLY    16; best case 20 (remains the same)

**includes State Board of Equalization

BEST CASE —  The Women’s Caucus gains one seat in the State Legislature (State Senate); (if in ALL the too close to call races the woman candidate wins)

WORST CASE — The Women’s Caucus decreases by 6 seats to a total of 26 (loss of 2 in the State Senate and 4 in the State Assembly)

California Women Lead is proud of the number of women members whose names appeared on the Primary ballot. On behalf of the State Board of Directors we applaud all women who were candidates in the recent election for taking the risk and running for elected office. Win or lose, they are role models for other women who aspire to become politically engaged. We thank them for making the decision to run!

 

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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California Women Lead in the Sacramento Business Journal

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If Not You, Then Who? Bio: Joan Borucki

Last week California Women Lead welcomed the newest class of future candidates. If Not You, Then Who? is California Women Lead’s premier campaign training that gives women the skills and tools needed to win a successful political election. Classes are limited to a select group of women that are dedicated to running for office in the near future.

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Joan Borucki

Ms. Borucki has an extensive background in developing solutions to issues involving California political, legislative and executive branch policies and processes. Borucki has a wide-range of experience in recommending and implementing organizational/business process changes in infrastructure including water, energy, transportation, housing, asset management, building standards, telecom, planning, finance and research. She has an extensive background working with state, federal and local political leaders to implement significant legislative, and regulatory changes. Ms. Borucki is the former director of the California State Lottery, chairwoman of the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, director of the California Department of Motor Vehicles, Chief Deputy director of the California Transportation Commission, and was a team leader for the California Performance Review. Ms. Borucki served for over 20 years at the California Department of Transportation managing programs including: planning; budgets; new technology and legislative outreach. She was responsible for executing the first federal revenue anticipation notes (Garvees) for transportation in California. While at the California Lottery, Ms. Borucki, cut through the red tape and managed the construction of a GOLD/LEED standard building using an Integrated Project Design process, helping to reinvigorate a neglected business area of Sacramento. Borucki has a Master of City and Regional Planning, and a BA in Urban Planning & Political Science from Rutgers University. Joan works with large and small companies providing business development advice and guidance for penetrating senior leadership in specific agencies, major programs and local governments. Why I am running:
I have vast experience in many areas of public service and believe that I could use my talents and experiences to help better my local community. I am very concerned about the waning influence of women in elective office. I believe we have a voice that needs to be heard regardless of political affiliation. I am only interested in local level positions. I would like to stay connected to the community. I have particular interests in infrastructure and education. I am a very strong supporter of equal rights for everyone especially our LGBT community. I do start this process with some worry for the impact that becoming a public figure will have on my family and personal life. I look forward to being able to serve my community.

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If Not You, Then Who? Bio: Charlotte Danielsson-Chang

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Charlotte Danielsson-Chang has a Juris Doctorate degree from Stanford Law School and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from UC Berkeley where she graduated with Honors in the Major and Distinction in General Scholarship. She has been practicing immigration law for the past fifteen years. Ms. Danielsson-Chang was recently re-elected to the board of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco/Silicon Valley and previously served on the board for three years from 2009-2011. She is also a member of the board of the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association, an organization dedicated to the empowerment of API Americans through voter education and leadership development. She is a member of the Swedish-American Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Why I am running:
I am considering running for office to have a greater impact on my community. My strength is that I have the ability to thoroughly understand and analyze proposed legislation and to take into consideration the varied implications of legislation for different groups impacted. I would like to learn more about the process and mechanics of running for office, including how to raise funds and how to develop a campaign strategy.

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If Not You, Then Who? Bio: Pippin Dew

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Pippin Dew is a successful business woman and involved community member. She serves as Chairman of the Board for the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce, a Director of the Board for the Solano Association of Realtors and on the Board for the Vallejo Education Business Alliance, as well as the Steering Committee for the Vallejo Participatory Budget Project, which was the first city-wide Participatory Budget Project in the nation. Her greatest accomplishment, however, is being a mother to her 8 year old-daughter, Jessica. She is a sports enthusiast and coaches her daughter’s soccer team.
Why I am running:
I am currently seeking a seat on the Vallejo City Council. I am running for office because I have lived in the area for 25 years and I know the potential of our beautiful city. I have observed repeated attempts to realize this potential only to see it hit obstacle after obstacle. The City has emerged from bankruptcy, housing prices are increasing, and the economy is improving. I believe the environment is ripe for the opportunity to help this city flourish. I can be an agent of change and a part of Vallejo’s transformation. Some of the qualities I bring to the table are an interest in strong, stable economic development and job growth, the ability to listen to diverse opinions and build consensus, and a constant drive to move progress forward.

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If Not You, Then Who? Bio: Alcira E. Dominguez

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Alcira E. Dominguez was born in Mexico and lived in Redondo Beach, California, for over 30 years where she served as city commissioner. Her career experience includes grant management, community relations and policy advocacy. She had a successful 11-year tenure at Beach Cities Health District and continues to enjoy a close relationship with that organization. Alcira is currently living in midtown, Sacramento, where she is consulting for the Public Health Institute and Office of Health Equity. Alcira has a passion for public service, learning and expanding her capacity to effect change. She has completed several trainings such as Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations, Women’s Policy Institute, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality and more. Alcira holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from CSULB.
Why I am running:
I am interested in running for office because I have an intrinsic sense of justice. I want to do my part in making life a little better for those around me. Public policy is the instrument with which we can improve the quality of life for others and though legislation we have the opportunity to affect change for the greatest number of people in our state. Women, and specially women of color, are underrepresented in public office. I would consider it both a right and a privilege, depending on how you look at it, to someday run for office.

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If Not You, Then Who? Bio: Gwendolyn D. McClain

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Gwendolyn D. McClain, a Northern California native, was educated at Sacramento City College, San Francisco State University and California State University, Sacramento.  She hasover 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, community engagement and government affairs.  Ms. McClain has developed, implemented and directed the MarCom efforts oforganizations in the for-profit, non-profit, government andeducation arenas in Northern California, St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands and Memphis, Tennessee. She has led successful start-up efforts and served in key roles within variousMarCom Departments over the span of her career. With a keen sense of building start-ups and collaborative opportunities coupled with her innovative and data-driven decision-making,Ms. McClain started J. Haynes Enterprises.  J. Haynes Enterprises is a strategic MarCom consulting firm located in the East Bay.  She is an avid community volunteer and in her spare time enjoys golfing, swimming, live theater, concerts and movie theater screenings.
Why I am running:
My desire to run for office is a product of my upbringing by my mother. She instilled in me the idea that people are created equal, must be treated with respect and deserve the very best this life has to offer. She also was clear that dedication to achieving success required focused effort, the key word being “effort”. As I grew up, I had (and still have) a basic need to see all people reach their potential and fulfill their individual goals. Although objectives and goals may conflict between and amongst various groups at times, I believe it is a fundamental right for each unique human being born on Earth to be able to freely dream and, if they choose to do so, actually put in the work required to make those dreams a reality. After working for a mayor in Shelby County, Tennessee, for three years, I more clearly came to understand how decisions made by elected
officials can impact every aspect of a citizen’s life.

 

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