“A Silver Anniversary in the Golden State” honors Women Leaders, Celebrates 25th Anniversary
WOMEN LEADERS HONORED on May 2 in San Francisco were, from left, Sheila Jordan, Chief Information Officer, Symantec, who accepted the Corporate Leader Award on behalf of Symantec; Regina Jackson, President, East Oakland Youth Development Center, received a Community Leader Award; Felicia Marcus, Chair, State Water Resources Control Board, received the Legacy of Service Award; Lois De Domenico received a Trailblazer Award for philanthropy; and Debbie Manning, Chief Senate Sergeant at Arms, California State Senate, received a Trailblazer Award. Mistress of Ceremonies was Fiona Ma, CPA, Chairwoman, State Board of Equalization.
THE GALA EVENING CELEBRATED the accomplishments of women leaders who have positively influenced the lives of Californians. Nearly 300 attendees and a capacity crowd of state leaders, corporate representatives and academic and nonprofit celebrants enjoyed a “moveable feast” and ceremonies with a stellar slate of honorees. The evening was in special recognition of the 25th anniversary of the California Issues & Trends program. Thank you to the many supporters and alumnae who rolled out the red carpet for California's women leaders!
“Future of World Depends on Women” with Leadership Expert Margaret Wheatley, Ed.D.
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THE CLASS OF 2016, alumnae and friends gathered to hear MARGARET J. WHEATLEY, Ed.D. speak at Woodbury University in Burbank on April 15. Women leaders from across the region attended. The speaker, author of eight books, management consultant and organizational expert spoke as part of an annual series honoring distinguished women leaders. Leadership California presented Wheatley with a recognition plaque for thought leadership at an awards luncheon following her presentation. Woodbury University awarded Wheatley its Clara Snell Woodbury Distinguished Leadership Award, and she was showered with honors from city, county and state government officials. LEADERSHIP CALIFORNIA co-sponsored the event with Woodbury University as a special event celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Leadership California's Issues & Trends program.
Alumnae and friends Danell Scarborough, Carol Caley, Yvette Herrera, Pam Hemann and Barbara Kaufman, Ph.D. attended.
|Wheatley received a thought leader award from Leadership California, presented by Executive Director Pam Hemann.
A panel of women leaders discussed education and the workforce and how technology can advance careers in the Central Valley. Panel moderator was Andrea McAleenan, left, of Fresno Pacific University School of Business.
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Second Annual Central Valley Women’s Forum Opens Up Dialog on Central Valley Issues & Trends
THE CENTRAL VALLEY WOMEN'S FORUM from Leadership California met for its second annual session on March 30, with 50 women leaders from the region attending. The leaders learned about pivotal issues and trends of their home region, while networking at the day-long workshop with a group of diverse, accomplished peers who are engaged in making a difference in their work and communities.
WOMEN FROM ACROSS California's great valley attended the event, which met at Fresno State on March 30. A special Leadership California 25th anniversary reception preceded the Forum on March 29, where women mingled with Forum attendees and alumnae of the California Issues & Trends program. The reception was hosted at the Central Valley Community Foundation in Fresno.
THE PROGRAM INCLUDED SPEAKERS and presentations on California demographics, the drought, international trade and commerce, workforce, education and technology. A panel of women leaders participated in a Q&A.
THE PROGRAM WAS LAUNCHED LAST YEAR as a pilot in partnership with Wells Fargo Bank. It was so successful that Central Valley leaders requested a reprise. The program is set to be an annual event in future years.
Thank you to our sponsors:
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Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Alumnae and guests gathered on the Senate floor, where Leadership California President Diana Reyes and Executive Director Pam Hemann held the Senate Resolution recognizing Leadership California for 25 years of advancing women’s leadership in the state. The group visited both the Assembly and Senate floors for the formal Joint Resolution. SEE MORE PHOTOS HERE
Alumnae, Supporters and Friends Turn Out for Silver Anniversary Grand Kickoff
Joint Resolution in State Senate and Assembly turns Statewide Spotlight on Leadership California
LEADERSHIP CALIFORNIA STARTED 2016 with a bang on January 11, launching its series of 25th anniversary celebrations in the state capital. A day of special events marked the organization’s year-long “A Silver Celebration in the Golden State”, recognizing the 25th year of the California Issues & Trends (CIT) program.
LEADERSHIP CALIFORNIA HELD EVENTS in conjunction with the California Legislative Women's Caucus, led by Senator Hanna Beth Jackson, Chair of the Women's Caucus, and Co-Chair Assembly Member Cristina Garcia. Alumnae and friends visited the Assembly and Senate floors for a joint resolution recognizing the contributions Leadership California has made to women’s leadership throughout the state.
AFTER THE RESOLUTION, A DAYLONG SLATE OF EVENTS for alumnae, elected leaders and guests featured a reception in the conference room of California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, a panel Q&A with women leaders and an evening reception at the Leland Stanford Mansion.
A delegation of international
women leaders from Canada
Leadership California’s 25th Anniversary
Join Leadership California at the
Canadian Consul General’s Residence
Hancock Park, Los Angeles
Monday, July 18, 2016
You may register for the panel, the reception, or both:
5:00 pm-6:15 pm
Panel on Women's Entrepreneurship
Individual Ticket $25.00
6:15 pm-8:00 pm
25th Anniversary Reception
Individual Ticket $35.00
Canadian Consul General Residence in Hancock Park
165 South Muirfield Rd., Los Angeles 90004
Details on parking will be provided
Questions? Call Leadership California 626-793-7834
Session III will Explore Dynamics of California's Economic Powerhouse,
Role of Women Leaders as Agents of Change
Session III - July 17-19, 2016 in Los Angeles
California's Economy: Opportunities & Challenges
WORKING ON AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP – With Barbara Kaufman, Ph.D., the class will use a tool to learn about their individual personality traits and determine their leadership styles. Good leaders recognize different styles, learn which style works best in unique situations, and can access other behaviors without necessarily relying on their natural strengths.
LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP – "Lessons Learned on the Journey," led by Pam Hemann, left, will feature a diverse group of panelists who will share stories about their professional careers as they look back on their leadership experiences, career moves and personal and workplace challenges.
TAKING THE PULSE OF THE CALIFORNIA ECONOMY – Managing director of research at the Milken Institute Perry Wong will speak to the Class of 2016 on "California’s Global Economy: What’s Fueling It—What’s Not." He is a specialist in California’s regional economy, with emphasis on technology and development. What is his 2016 outlook? We'll find out on July 18!
MEETING CANADIAN WOMEN LEADERS – A delegation of Canadian women leaders will join in celebrating Leadership California’s 25th Anniversary at the Canadian Consul General’s Residence in Hancock Park, Los Angeles. A special report on Canadian women's entrepreneurship will be the subject of a panel discussion.
KEEPING CALIFORNIA RUNNING – A tour of the SoCalGas Energy Resource Center in Downey will feature discussions with experts in fossil-based, renewable and new technologies, plus a hydrogen-powered car demonstration.
THE WORLD IN UPHEAVAL: THE BIG DISRUPTERS AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR WOMEN LEADERS – With Mary O'Hara Devereaux, Ph.D., the class will explore global demographics and peer into California's future.
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