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California Women Lead Events


Holiday Mixer

December 6, 2011



Legislative Welcome

January 23, 2012




Appointments Training

January 25, 2012

Los Angeles



Appointments Training

February 2012

San Diego



Women's Empowerment Day

March 2012




Networking Luncheon

March 23, 2012

San Diego



Summer Reception

August 2012




Women's Empowerment Conference

September 2012

Southern California





Summer Reception Runner Chick

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The Campaign for Modern Medicines 

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We Appreciate Your Support


Imagine a California five or ten years from now, with dynamic, trained, viable, ethical, women leaders running for local and state office and having a far-reaching effect on local and state issues that affect all Californians.  A California where appointed boards and commissions are truly reflective of California's rich diversity.  This is the mission of California Women Lead and as a member we appreciate your commitment to women leaders!

As we enter an election year we want to thank you for your support and we hope you will encourage other women leaders to also join and become part of our dynamic statewide network.  Together we CAN make a difference in a positive way for the future of California.  Please ask them to visit our website at where they can get more information and join.  Better yet, maybe you can purchase a membership for an inspiring women leader you know!
Again, thank you for being member and supporting our mission.  We look forward to seeing you soon at a future California Women Lead event!



Rachel's Signature 

Rachel Michelin

Executive Director/CEO



Opportunities for Women To Run


Twenty years ago, 1992 was called "The Year of the Women" because more women were elected to state legislatures and to Congress than at any election before. In California, the 2012 election could result in the number of elected women declining.  We can't let that happen!


Click here to download our analysis of the 2012 election with opportunities for women to run.    


If you know a woman who would make a great candidate or maybe YOU could be that great candidate let us know - California Women Lead can help!



Congratulations! Job Well Done!


Patricia DawsonCongrats to all the women whose name appeared on the November 2011 ballot - we applaud your willingness to step and serve.  We especially would like to congratulate California Women Lead's Inland Empire Chapter president Patricia Dawson on her recent election to the Riverside School Board.  Did you run in November?  Win or Lose we want to recognize you - send us an email at and let us know!



Legislative Welcome


Make sure to get your tickets to our Legislative Welcome on Monday, January 23rd at the Park Ultra Lounge in Downtown Sacramento.  This reception will honor women running for the State Legislature and Congress in the 2012 election, and provides California Women Lead members with an extraordinary opportunity to meet numerous state leaders and network with women already in public office. 


Sponsorship opportunities area also available.  By partnering with California Women Lead in this unique event, you will be able to show your support for women leaders and our mission.  Your monetary contribution will enable us to continue offering leadership trainings, networking opportunities, and policy discussion forums to women at all levels of government.  We encourage you to join business leaders, government officials and others in supporting California Women Lead's Legislative Welcome.


For more information, to purchase tickets or to sponsor visit our website at


Advocate and Benefactor members are entitled to a one FREE ticket to a California Women Lead event each year.  For more information, email us at!




The 2012 Project

Join California Women Lead, the 2012 Project and other leading women's organization on December 3rd in Los Angeles to inspire, energize and create an environment for more women to run for public office in 2012 and win!

Click here for more information.




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.