JULY 2013

Leg Wel 2012
Wednesday, August 21, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Park Ultra Lounge

1116 15th Street, Sacramento map

Please join our California Women Lead State Board of Directors of our annual Summer Reception. We will be honoring the recipients of our MOVER Awards  - Making Our Vision of Equality a Reality. We will also be honoring the recent If Not You, Then Who? Leadership Training Series graduates. 



2013 MOVER Awards Recipients

This summer California Women Lead has had the pleasure of having an amazing intern, Henna Kaushal. She is currently  an undergraduate student at  University of California, Berkeley, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Human Rights.  Pictured right with candidate for State Controller Betty T. Yee, Henna was instrumental in helping California Women Lead plan the Appointments Training in Fresno. Friday was Henna's last day at California Women Lead and we want to give her a huge thanks! 

Thursday, August 15, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Miller Starr Regalia

1331 N California Blvd, 5th Floor, Walnut Creek map

Too often we hear how partisan politics prevents solutions to real problems. We wonder what would happen if elected officials from different political parties worked together to solve problems. Fiona Ma and Kristin Olsen did just that. While both serving in the State Assembly, they "swapped" districts for a day in order to gain a better understanding of what Californians face in other parts of the state and were able to gain a new perspective on public policy. Click here for more information»

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. Click here to read about our newest class»

Thursday, September 26, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Woodward Park Regional Library
955 East Perrin Ave, Fresno 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 you? Office of Governor Edmund G. Jerry Brown, Jr. Appointments Secretary Mona Pasquil will guide you through the appointments process. Click here for more information»  


California Women Lead hosted an Appointments Training Workshop for Women on July 16th at the State Capitol. We want to thank Deputy Secretary Sonia Huestis of the Appointments Unit of the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. (pictured right with Cynthia Moore), for helpfully guiding participants through the gubernatorial appointments process. We also want to thank Lisa Dominguez of the Office of Assembly Speaker John A. Perez for giving valuable tips on how to obtain an appointment from the Speaker. If you want more information on how to get appointed at the state or local level, visit our website»


Thursday, September 5 - Appointments Training in San Jose


Thursday, September 12 - An Evening with Jan Perry in Los Angeles 

(Advocate/Benefactor members only) 


Wednesday, September 18 - How Women Lead with Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla and Joan Buchanan (location TBD)

Friday, October 18
 - Women's Empowerment Day - Redding

Thursday, November 7 - Appointments Training in Mountain View


Fall 2013 - Women's Empowerment Day - Los Angeles


Thursday, December 5 - Holiday Mixer in Sacramento


Saturday, December 7 - CSBA Annual Education Conference and Tradeshow Breakfast in San Diego


Wednesday, January 29 - Legislative Welcome in Sacramento




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