Rachel Michelin photo

California Women Lead has a lot to be thankful for. During the fall we hosted events all over the state - Women's Empowerment Day Redding and Los Angeles, Appointments Trainings in Mountain View and Sacramento. We participated in the SEIU Leadership Conference in Sacramento and the Women's Leadership Conference in Corona. More of our members were appointed to local and state boards and we had a few California Women Lead members on the November 5th ballot. We are already booking trainings for next year - Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Long Beach, Sacramento and Fremont - just to name a few, and that is all before the end of March! In January we are hosting our annual Legislative Welcome honoring the 2014 women candidates for legislative and statewide office. And, while I can't release the details just yet, we are hosting a VERY special event in Los Angeles on January 27, 2014 - you won't want to miss it!


As we take time to reflect on the season, a heartfelt thank you to the members and partners of California Women Lead.  Without you, we could not have the impact we do on empowering women leaders.  If you are not a member, I hope you will consider joining us or consider becoming a financial partner by sponsoring one of our programs.


On behalf of the State Board of Directors and staff we wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving  and we look forward to seeing you soon at a future California Women Lead event.


With Thanks,


Rachel's Signature  

Rachel Michelin

Executive Director/CEO

California Women Lead


Saturday, December 7, 7:00 - 8:15 AM
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego map

Join California Women Lead for breakfast with Appointments Secretary Mona Pasquil, Office of Edmund G. Brown, Jr. at the California School Board Association Annual Education Conference and Trade Show. To register for the conference, visit» 

Thursday, December 5, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Tequila Museo Mayahuel
1200 K Street, Sacramento map

Come join us for an evening of networking and cheer and leave with new connections for 2014! Please bring a donation
to benefit Stand Up Placer. 
Click here for more information»


Thursday, January 16

Sacramento Convention Center

1400 J St., Sacramento map


The Women's Policy Summit (hosted by the California Center for Research on Women and Families) is a major policy forum held in the State's Capital to help launch the legislative session with proposals to advance the health, wealth and power of women and girls in all of their diverse communities. Click here for more information»  

Leg Wel 2012

Wednesday, January 29, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

1116 15th Street, Sacramento map


Join the California Women Lead State Board of Directors and community leaders as we honor the California's 2014 Legislative and statewide women candidates. Click here for more information»  



We're celebrating our 40th Anniversary in 2014!

Appointments Training

Thursday, February 27, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Riverside City Hall, Mayor's Ceremonial Room, 7th Floor

3900 Main Street, Riverside map


Appointments Training

Wednesday, January 8, 6:00 - 8:00 PM  
Junior League of Los Angeles
630 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles map


California Women Lead's mission is increasing the number of women in elected and appointed office at all levels of California government - state, county and city.  We are a statewide non-partisan network of citizen, business and government leaders.