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CORPORATE SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT
State Farm Insurance strives to share their Good Neighbor philosophy by empowering women in California to become more involved in politics at the local and state level. Without the generous support of State Farm Insurance, California Women Lead would be unable to host events across the state to train women how to apply for an appointment or run for elected office. California Women Lead would like to thank State Farm Insurance for their continued support!
NEWS AROUND THE STATE
Director Education & Certification Program
UCLA Anderson School of Management
California Women Lead believes it is important to share information about how women can become more politically engaged. California Women Lead does not endorse these projects; it is for informational purposes only.
CHAMPIONS FOR CHANGE
We are Champions for Change!
We want the best for our kids. We want them to be healthy. We want to protect them from serious health problems like obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer. So we are making healthy changes in our kitchens, homes, schools, and neighborhoods.
We make the rules now. Rules like:
Eat more fruits and vegetables.
Be more active.
Speak up for healthy changes.
You do not have to be a health expert to protect your child from serious health problems. But you do need to be committed to helping your family eat more fruits and vegetables and be more physically active. Change is good. Healthy eating and active living are starting to happen in families and communities everywhere. It is not always easy but we are making it happen. And so can you. Become a Champion for Change. And become a champion for your family's health.
An additional thanks to our Legislative Welcome 2011 Sponsors
American Association of University Women - California
California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
California School Nurses Organization
Californians Allied for Patient Protection
CSAC Finance Corporation
Suter, Wallauch, Corbett & Associates
Shaw / Yoder / Antwih, Inc.
Southern California Edison
Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan
Brazil/LeVake Government Relations
California Beer and Beverage Distributors
California Cable & Telecommunications Association
California Federation of Teachers
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
California Special Districts Association
Carri Ziegler, Ziegler Associates
Charlene Zettel, Member, UC Board of Regents
County Welfare Directors Association of California
George Runner, Board of Equalization, District 2
Griffin & Associates
Judge Marlene Kristovich
Kristine Deutschman, Deutschman Communications Group
Linda Budge, Councilwoman, City of Rancho Cordova
Liz Figueroa, State Senator (ret.)
Lutheran Office of Public Policy - California
Norwood & Associates
Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Gross & Leoni
Nicholson & Olson, CPA's
Park Ultra Lounge
Senator Christine Kehoe
Senator Mark DeSaulnier
Senator Mark Leno
Senator Sharon Runner
Tejon Ranch Company
Vulcan Materials Company
Senate District 17
I am thrilled to serve as the new President of the California Women Lead State Board of Directors. This is such a vibrant organization that continues to grow and expand throughout the state. Building on the success of the California Women's State Appointments Project
, we will continue to engage and train women how to apply for appointments at the state or local level. This year we are excited to launch our inaugural If Not You, Then Who? Leadership Training Series
that will provide women who are ready to run for office, the skills needed to be successful. We are also excited to offer our first Women's Empowerment Day at the Capitol
on March 14th and Women's Empowerment in the Desert
in Southern California this fall. Both events are designed to bring together women interested in the political arena and provide them with skills, networks and inspiration on being politically engaged. If you are already a member of California Women Lead, I would like to thank you for your support. If you are not a member or your membership has lapsed, please consider joining
, it's always a good time to become one today. Together we can increase the number of women in elected and appointed office!
Senator Sharon Runner
President, California Women Lead
Thank You Barbara Patrick
|Barbara Patrick, Kern County Supervisor (ret.)|
On behalf of the California Women Lead State Board of Directors, staff and members we want to send a big THANK YOU to Barbara Patrick for your commitment and service to the women of California by serving as the its immediate past President of the State Board of Directors for the past three years. When California Women Lead's former president Jackie Speier was elected to Congress, Barbara stood up and took the reins of running the State Board. She tirelessly traveled the state, met with chapters and board members, spoke at events and represented California Women Lead in the best light possible.
Barbara's motto truly is ENGAGE · EMPOWER · ELECT and she was committed to making this the best organization it could be. Under her watch membership tripled, chapters expanded, our fundraising base increased and California Women Lead continued to be recognized as California's premier nonpartisan women's leadership association. The mark she left on California Women Lead and our association is stronger because of her leadership. Thank you Barbara, for your support and commitment to supporting California Women Lead and its membership - we would not have achieved this success without you!
Women's History Month Reception
Honoring LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina
Thursday, March 10th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Los Angeles County Supervisor, District 1
Join us at the landmark California Club for an evening of gourmet hors d'oeuvres, wine and spirits as we celebrate Women's History Month by honoring Gloria Molina in her 20th year as Los Angeles County Supervisor. On February 19, 1991, Gloria Molina became the first Latina ever elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Today, she is the only woman on the five-member board governing the largest county in the nation.
Click here for more details and to RSVP for Los Angeles Chapter's Women's History Month Reception Honoring LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina.
Advanced registration is required.
with Senator Bill Emmerson and Assemblyman Brian Nestande
Thursday, March 10th 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senator Bill Emmerson,
Assemblyman Brian Nestande, Assembly District 64
Meet California State Senator Bill Emmerson, 37th SD, California State Assemblymember Brian Nestande, 64th AD, and the Inland Empire Chapter Board of California Women Lead for an evening of networking, fun, and invigorating conversation.
The Inland Empire Chapter of California Women Lead encourages new, existing, and prospective members to network and support one another in their civic endeavors. This networking event supports our mission to ENGAGE · EMPOWER · ELECT.
Click here for more details and to RSVP for Inland Empire Chapter's Networking Reception with Senator Bill Emmerson and Assemblyman Brian Nestande.
Women's Empowerment Day is a statewide one-day conference designed to empower and educate women. Panel discussions will center on the 2012 election and discuss how an open primary and redistricting will affect women. Women will also have the choice to meet with legislators at the State Capitol or attend an appointments training workshop. A reception honoring women serving in appointed office to follow.
Click here for more details about how to sign up or become a sponsor for Women's Empowerment Day at the Capitol 2011.
|Interested in learning how to run for office? This six-week training in Sacramento is dedicated to giving YOU, the future candidate, the skills and tools you need to run and win. |
This program will increase the number and diversity of women leaders at the grassroots level, foster relationships among women from different backgrounds and ideologies, increase the involvement of women in their communities, and encourage women to realize their repsonsibility to be involved in the community decision-making process.
If Not You, Then Who? Schedule
Tuesday, March 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, April 5, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, April 12, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, April 19, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, April 26, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, May 3, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Click here to learn more information and how to apply for If Not You, Then Who? Leadership Training Series.
Councilwoman Wendy Mattson, City of Placerville, Senator Liz Figueroa (ret.), Secretary of State Debra Bowen
California Women Lead hosted its annual Legislative Welcome 2011 on January 31st at the Park Ultra Lounge in downtown Sacramento. The event honored the 2011 Legislative Women's Caucus and women elected to statewide office.
Close to 200 guests attended the event including many elected and appointed officials including Secretary of State Debra Bowen. Guests were able to meet and mingle with these officials and network with fellow California Women Lead members.
This was the most successful Legislative Welcome in California Women Lead's history. If you were unable to attend Legislative Welcome, make sure you don't miss out on Women's Empowerment Day at the Capitol on March 14, 2011.
Thank you our Annual Corporate Sustaining Partners
Appointments Training Workshop
with Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan
Last week, the California Women Lead East Bay Chapter was thrilled to have State Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan join them for their "relaunch" after a dormant period. Assemblywoman Buchanan discussed her path to leadership and why it is imperative that we have more women in elected and appointed office. She shared with the group why she ran and the different way women work to effect public policy. She also reiterated what is an ongoing message of California Women Lead - women do have what it takes to be successful in the political arena - they just need to take the risk. Assembylwoman Buchanan also answered questions from the women in attendance and updated the group on the budget situation at the state level. It was a great first event for the re-launched East Bay Chapter. If you live in the area, don't miss their next event, Public Speaking and Media Skills on March 24th!
In 2010, California Women Lead spearheaded a coalition of five women's groups that included California Commission on the Status of Women, the National Women's Political Caucus - California, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA), and Leadership California to launch the California Women's State Appointment Project.
The mission of this nonpartisan project was to encourage women to apply and get appointed to boards, commissions, and agencies in the next gubernatorial administration. The deadline to submit an application with this project was November 30, 2010 and over 1,000 applications were received from qualified women interested in serving in the gubernatorial admission. This project is endorsed by Governor Jerry Brown and his appointments staff.
"[I] was appointed as Deputy Commissioner for Policy in the Department of Insurance. Thank you so much for your good work on the California Women's State Appointment Project; I was delighted to be one of the thousand women who participated."
- Pat Sturdevant, appointed as Deputy Commissioner for Policy in the Department of Insurance
Click here to watch an overview of the California Women's State Appointment Project.
California Women Lead is a 501(c)3 issue neutral association of women holding - or interested in holding - elected or appointed office. Our mission is to give California's women the tools they need to be successful in both their political and professional lives.
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