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September 2011

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It Is YOUR Time: Women Taking Action

September 17

West Hollywood


Inspiration and Action

September 24

Mount St. Mary's College


Appointments Training

September 26

Mills College


Women at the Top: Hear How it Happened

September 29



Brown Bag Lunch with Secretary Anna Caballero

October 3



Meet & Mingle: Women's Suffrage Centennial

October 5

San Mateo


Appointments Training Workshop for Women

October 17

Los Angeles


Appointments Training Workshop for Women

October 20



Appointments Training Workshop for Women

October 25



Women's Dialogue Series: New Lines, New Opportunities

October 26








The 2012 Project is a national, nonpartisan campaign to increase the number of women in Congress and state legislatures by leveraging the once-in-a-decade opportunities of 2012.


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It Is YOUR Time: Women Taking Action

Hosted by California Women Lead, California Commission on the Status of Women, City of West Hollywood, and NWPC LA-Westside  

Saturday, September 17, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Fiesta Hall at Plummer Park

7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood  map 


Breakfast Discussion: Do women really matter in elected office? We'll tell you the importance of why we need women! Join Wendy Greuel and Jan Perry, both candidates for Mayor of LA in a discussion moderated by West Hollywood City Councilwoman Abbe Land. 


Session 1: We know that you already have what it takes to run for elected office - we will show you how! Walk through a personal assessment of the skills you already have with CA Women Lead State Board of Director Vice President Teri Burns and CA Women Lead CEO Rachel Michelin.

Luncheon Panel: A discussion on the future of Los Angeles under redistricted seats and how it affects women. Where are the opportunities, what will be the challenges? How can women get involved? Join a lively discussion with Mary Wiberg, the CA Commission on the Status of Women; Rachel Michelin, CA Women Lead CEO; Serena Josel, Planned Parenthood LA Director of Public Affairs; and Lindsay Bubar, NWPC LA-Westside President.

Session 2: Social Media - how you can utilize your established social media outlets to help get elected. Social Media Stragestist & Manager Rebecca Simon will provide you with tips on how to use social networking to fundraise, develop coalitions and help put together a successful campaign.

Session 3: Do women really matter in elected office? We'll tell you the importance of why we need women! And help you understand the impact women have on public policy.  Join Mary Hughes, nationally known political consultant who has researched the impact women have in elected office and will share why women are critical in elected office and on appointed boards throughout the state.  As the founder and director of The 2012 Project, Mary will share her insight on why 2012 is the year for women to take ACTION!

Tickets are $35 at the door. Includes light breakfast and boxed lunch.


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 Summer Reception 2011


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Over 150 guests, including many members of the State Legislature as well as the Speaker of the California State Assembly and the President Pro Tem of the State Senate, joined the CA Women Lead State Board of Directors at our 2nd Annual MOVER Awards Summer Reception.  This year, CA Women Lead handed out five awards including Appointed Woman of the Year - Patricia Lock Dawson, Elected Woman of the Year Kristen Schreder and Woman of the Year Mary Wiberg.  CA Women Lead also inducted two new women into our "Women Leader Hall of Fame" - Helen Thomson and Barbara Patrick, both of whom served as past presidents of CA Women Lead.  Executive Director/CEO Rachel Michelin was also recognized by the California Legislative Women's Caucus with at State Resolution for her ten year anniversary at CA Women Lead. 


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Appointments Training in Modesto
Thursday, October 20, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Modesto City Council Chambers, Conference Room 6825
1010 10th Street, Modesto map

Cindy Marks, Modesto City Schools Trustee
Rachel Michelin, CA Women Lead Executive Director/CEO, Gubernatorial Appointee 
Mona Pasquil, Appointments Secretary, Office of Governor Jerry Brown 

This FREE Appointments Training Workshop will help you:
Identify board and commission openings in your area
Assess your strengths through a Personal Inventory worksheet
Break down the steps with a Personal Action Plan
Guide you through the application process 

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Click here to download the flyer for this event.





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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