"The program gave me a close-up view of political, business and social issues and trends, information that is invaluable to me as an entrepreneur and active participant in the success of our great state. The speakers were incredible� they inspired us and stretched our minds. The opportunity to connect with successful and dynamic California women leaders was a main highlight. Being part of Leadership California is like being part of a powerful sisterhood."

—Ursula C. Mentjes, M.S., ACC
President and Certified Business Coach
Potential Quest, Inc.
"I have enjoyed my involvement with Leadership California. Our trip to the state capitol was most enlightening. As a result I have gotten involved with the Los Angeles African American Women's Political Action Committee. Thank you, Leadership California, for sparking a genuine interest in the political process."

—Shawn Farrar
Director Corporate Diversity
Sempra Energy
"The CIT program brings together successful women from all over California, and gives them the opportunity to build a network with other successful women. It's a way to learn about the important issues in our state, and to get ready to take the next step in your professional life."

—Isela Vilchis Hoenigmann
"Leadership California has provided me a panoramic view of issues, challenges and opportunities for this lovely state that I live in. The program was my introduction to women of unbelievable talent, experience and passion who are set to make a difference. The feeling to want to be more, to accomplish more, is simply contagious. I hope to know these women for the rest of my life."

—Rosario Montes-Arena
Manager, IBM Software Executive Briefing Program
Silicon Valley & Worldwide Briefing Program
"As a young immigrant woman working in the nonprofit sector, it was inspiring to see women leaders in action, to be able to network with them, and talk about the issues that are relevant to our communities and our state. I feel honored and privileged for the opportunity to participate in such an awesome program that weaves women leaders from different sectors and geographies of California to engage in a conversation about the social, political, and economic fabric of California."

—Winnie Hui-Min Yu
Development Associate
Asian Law Caucus
San Francisco
"I've spent half of my work life in the corporate world, and the past ten years in the nonprofit world, but neither taught me how to be who I am at work�the whole pastiche of talent and spirit. I found role models who excited me, the true state of our state of California (which frustrated me), work partners continually learning like me, and friends."

—Peta G. Penson, Ed. D.
Consultant
Oakland Unified School District
"Leadership California sessions feature influential speakers and lively discussion on timely issues shaping the economy and workforce. The session on work-life balance struck a chord with me, where key leaders advised us to map out a personal career plan. Networking with other women was invaluable. Leadership California is an engaging and downright fun experience."

—Roberta Tinajero-Frankel
Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Dept.
Healthy Eating, Active Living Project Manager
"Simply put, Leadership California is time well spent that will benefit me personally and professionally for years to come. I've not only kept in contact with my fellow classmates on a social level, but have had opportunities to work with some of them on business projects as our professional paths crossed. The sessions gave in-depth looks at the critical social issues that many Californians face, inspiring me to get more involved in my community�s outreach programs."

—Teena Massingill
Manager of Corporate Public Affairs
Safeway Inc.
   
     

 

 

 


2018 Legacy of Leadership Awards
Monday, April 30, 2018

 

THE LEADERSHIP CALIFORNIA Legacy of Leadership Awards is an annual event, created to recognize leaders whose achievements have made a positive difference for the people of California.

THE GALA EVENING CELEBRATES the accomplishments of women leaders who have positively influenced the lives of Californians. Nearly 300 attend, where state leaders, corporate representatives and academic and nonprofit celebrants enjoy a “moveable feast” and ceremonies with our stellar slate of honorees. 

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2018 Honorees

LEGACY OF SERVICE AWARD 2018

Honors a woman leader who, through influencing policies and programs, exemplifies leadership for the state of California.

 
   

LIBBY SCHAAF
Mayor
City of Oakland

Mayor Libby Schaaf was inaugurated Oakland's 50th mayor in 2015. A native Oaklander, Mayor Schaaf previously served a term on the Oakland City Council. Her more than two decades of public service began when she left her legal career at Oakland’s largest law firm to build and run the first centralized volunteer program for Oakland public schools at the Marcus Foster Institute. Previous roles have included serving as chief of staff to the Council president, aide to then-Mayor Jerry Brown, and public affairs director for the Port of Oakland.
Mayor Schaaf is honored to serve the people of Oakland and to promote holistic community safety, sustainable vibrant infrastructure, equitable jobs and housing and responsive trustworthy government. She is committed to revitalization that preserves and celebrates Oakland’s diversity and enhances prosperity.

Read our exclusive interview with Mayor Schaaf

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COMMUNITY LEADER AWARD 2018

Honors a California woman leader who exemplifies excellence in the identification and solution of community problems.

 
   

PAM HEMANN
President & CEO
Association Management Services and Former Executive Director, Leadership California

Pam Hemann, CAE, has held an instrumental role at Leadership California. She helped launch the first California Issues and Trends program, expanded the organization's outreach and fundraising, launched the LC to DC program and Central Valley Women's Forum, and re-established the Annual Legacy of Leadership Awards. She is an association management professional, providing executive services for client organizations in nonprofit and educational services. She is a Certified Association Executive, former chair of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and ASAE Fellow. Pam holds degrees from the University of Denver and the University of Nebraska, and currently serves on the UN College of Fine Arts & Sciences Board.

Read our exclusive interview with Pam Hemann

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TRAILBLAZER AWARD 2018

Honors a California woman leader who is a pioneer in her field, exemplifying a spirit of exploration, passion and groundbreaking achievement that leads the way for others.

 
   

JANET LIANG
President, Northern California Region of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals

This special award honors a woman whose lifetime career and leadership demonstrates a pioneer spirit, and exemplifies a spirit of exploration to inspire and lead the way for others. Janet Liang is the president of the Northern California Region of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals. In this role, she directs Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Region, providing high-quality and affordable care and coverage for the region’s over 4.1 million members and operating 21 hospitals and a large network of medical offices, continuum care and ancillary services locations across the region.

Read our exclusive interview with Janet Liang
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TRAILBLAZER AWARD 2018

Honors a California woman leader who is a pioneer in her field, exemplifying a spirit of exploration, passion and groundbreaking achievement that leads the way for others.

 
   

LATEEFAH SIMON
President, Akonadi Foundation and Member, CSU Board of Trustees

Lateefah Simon is President of Akonadi Foundation and Member, California State University Board of Trustees. Leadership California had the honor recently to sit down with Lateefah to learn more about her background, her passions and the leadership lessons she has learned along the way...

Read our exclusive interview with Lateefah Simon
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CORPORATE LEADER 2018

Honors a California company that has demonstrated extraordinary support for the inclusion of women on its board and at its executive level, and has supported Leadership California.

 
 

 

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Previous Legacy of Leadership Honorees

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Sponsorships
Contact Pam Hemann at: 
pam@leadershipcalifornia.org
626/793-7834

PLATINUM SPONSOR - $10,000 - Includes:

  • Recognition and participation in the VIP Pre-Event Program
  • Recognition in e-blasts to 4,000 alumnae, friends and supporters of Leadership California
  • Recognition in event press release
  • Recognition in program book and on day of event signage
  • Two tables for 10
  • Premium table location
  • Seating of honoree at one of your tables
  • Photo opportunity with awardees
  • Special shout-out on social media (Facebook/LinkedIn)
  • Listing in event promotional materials and www.leadershipcalifornia.org

GOLD SPONSOR - $5,000 - Includes:

  • Recognition and participation in the VIP Pre-Event Program
  • Recognition in e-blasts to 4,000 alumnae, friends and supporters of Leadership California
  • Recognition in event press release
  • Recognition in program book and on day of event signage
  • One table of 10
  • Priority table location
  • Special shout-out on social media (Facebook/LinkedIn)
  • Listing in event promotional materials and www.leadershipcalifornia.org

Silver Sponsor - $3,000 - Includes:

  • Recognition in event press release
  • Recognition in program book and on day of event signage
  • One table of 10
  • Select table location
  • Listing in event promotional materials and www.leadershipcalifornia.org

Special Donation Ticket
$250

Individual Tickets
$175

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Highlights from the 2018
LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP AWARDS

   

The 2018 Legacy of Leadership Honorees.


President Dr. Margie Wheeler, former Executive Director Pam Hemann and current Executive Director Jennifer Persike.

 

 

 



 

 
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