Week of April 19, 2017 Edition
11th Annual City of West Hollywood
Women's Leadership Conference
West Hollywood Park
(625 N. San Vicente Blvd.)
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
$35.00 - Early Bird Registration (Ends 4/26!)
The 11 th  Annual City of West Hollywood Women's Leadership Conference & Network is an exciting daylong event geared toward women who live, work and play in West Hollywood. This year's Conference theme of Advocate. Connect. Unite. reflects a strong focus on leadership and advocacy skill development. You will leave ready to take action and change the world! 
Guest Speakers Include:

Tiffany Smith-Anoa'I, Executive Vice President, Entertainment Diversity, Inclusion & Communications, CBS Entertainment
Mona Pasquil, Appointments Secretary, State of California, Office of the Governor
Espree Devora, Founder, We Are LA Tech
Emerald Archer, Center for the Advancement of Women, Mount Saint Mary's University
Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides, Founder Astronaut and Consultant, Virgin Galactic
Nikki Johnson, The Speaker of the State Assembly's Appointments Office
Lilly KamProduct Manager, t i.am+ and Co-Founder, Hack for LA
Marina Lee , Founder & CEO, Women In Tech Network
Ina Coleman, Gender Equity Consultant/Advisor, Clayman Institute
Alex Mohajer, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Bros4America
Abbe Land,  Co-Founder, Indivisible Los Angeles Chapter: ROAR Resistance
Allison VanKuiken, Program Director, Equality California

Conference panels and workshops include:
  • Taking the Lead - Get Appointed to a CA State Commission or Board!
  • Gender Equality and Economic Advancement in the Workplace
  • Technology as a Pathway to Women's Equality
  • Defending Democracy: Local Leaders Speak Out
  • It's Your Turn: Running for Office 101
  • Women & Media - Directors Leading the Way
  • Taking on Legislation: Effectively Lobby & Advocate with Your Legislators
  • Tech Platforms & Cool Tools for Advocacy
  • Artists Lead & Create Change: Make a Difference with Your Art
  • Storytelling for Change: Create Messages that Will Connect & Persuade
  • Resistance, Protest, and Knowing Your Rights: Skills for Effective Activism
  • Social Entrepreneurship & You: How to Create Change and Opportunities
Admission Includes:  Access to all-day programming, continental breakfast, lunch, free validated parking, networking opportunity and conference gift bag! 

Tickets: $35 Early bird ends 4/26 | $45 Advance ends 5/12 | $55 Day of $15 Senior/Full-Time Student Rate

For more information and to register go to www.wehowlc.org

Quick Links

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Women Founders Network 2017 Kick-off Event
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
(1453 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 300)
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
It takes a village to build female billionaires:
Venture forth if you are a founder, funder, angel investor, connecter, collaborator or vendor!
Gain insights from their panel of CEOs and angel investors (panelists to be announced soon), create new connections, and get the scoop on this year's Fast Pitch Competition.

For more information and to register, click here.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
MACHA 10 Year Anniversary & Fundraiser
MACHA Theatre
(1107 N. Kings Rd.)
7:00 pm 
$35.00 Before April 21
$40.00 After April 21 
Join the MACHA Theatre for a night featuring a several performances and a preview of Ms. Nanin's new play  Frida Kahlo.   All proceeds will go towards preserving the theater.  

For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration 
West Hollywood City Council Chambers
(625 N. San Vicente Blvd.)
1:00 pm -2:00 pm
Yom HaShoah is an opportunity to remember victims of the Holocaust and focus on preventing genocides and other human atrocities from happening again. The program will feature the subtitled documentary 
Holocaust - is that wallpaper paste? The documentary is based on journalist Mumin Shakirov's mission to educate two Russian sisters on the subject of the Holocaust.
Complimentary shuttle service from Plummer Park will be provided beginning at 12:15 p.m. To reserve a spot on the shuttle, please call the City of West Hollywood's Recreation Services Division at (323) 848-6479.
Immediately following the program, the complimentary shuttles will return to Plummer Park, where a candle lighting ceremony will be held outdoors at the Babi Yar memorial.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
The 2nd Annual Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival - Brava! A Day of Theatre
Kings Road Park
(1000 N. Kings Rd.)
Marha Theatre
(1107 N. Kings Rd.)
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
"BRAVA!" A Day of Theatre, is a series of diverse theatrical solo performances in celebration as an extension of the 24th Annual Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival (LAWTF) Sunday, April 23, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Macha Theatre, 1107 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069.  Tickets for all five (5) performances are $25 a pair and $15 for one ticket.  There will be a 15 minute intermission between each solo show.

Please reserve your seats by contacting the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival at (818) 760-0408 or by going online at www.lawtf.org.  

Sponsored in part by the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission and WEHO Arts.

Monday, April 24, 2017
Women in Film Speaker Series

West Hollywood City Council Chambers
(625 N. San Vicente Blvd.)
7:30 pm
The Women In Film Speaker Series features filmmakers and industry leaders across many areas of entertainment who share valuable professional insights into the art and craft of film, television, and media-making. Women In Film is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for women, encouraging creative projects by women, and expanding and enhancing portrayals of women in all forms of global media.  

It is co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board and the West Hollywood Women's Leadership Conference.
For more information, please click here.  Free onsite parking in the 5 story parking structure with validation.  
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Chamber Logo
Mix'n Mingle on the Blvd

Front Lot of My 12 Step Store
(8730-B Santa Monica Blvd.)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Join the WeHo Chamber, My 12 Step Store, and Insititute for Public Strategies to MIX 'N MINGLE on THE BLVD in the front lot of My 12 Step Store. 

We're going BIG on this Mixer with food Sponsored by Klean Treatment Centers, drinks by Mixwell, frozen yogurt by Yogurt Stop, cupcakes by Cake & Art, lighting by LA Event Lights, book signing of "Party Like a Mock Star" by Zoe Robinette, special DJ and a few surprises. 


Click here to RSVP. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Professional Women's Marketing Mastermind Circle
Location Upon Registration
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$35 - Pre-registration
$45 - At the Door 
Want more clients? Increase sales? Enhance your exposure? This mastermind is ideal for entrepreneurs, business owners and service providers.

This event will ignite new ideas and greater focus for your 2017 marketing efforts. The event will start with reviewing what the most effective ways are to market your business and identify what to focus on in the next 30 days to start attracting more clients. Then everyone will have a turn to brainstorm ideas and get feedback for their business.

Thursday, April 27 - 
Friday, May 5, 2017
12th Annual South East European Film Festival
Various Locations & Times
The 12th annual South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) will take place between Thursday, April 27, 2017 and Thursday, May 4, 2017 at locations in the City of West Hollywood, and surrounding areas.
This year's SEEfest will feature more than 40 recent films from South East Europe, including features, documentaries, shorts, and animation. The festival promotes cultural diversity and serves as a cultural hub to South East European independent artists and filmmakers who live and work in the area.
SEEfest 2017 is sponsored by the City of West Hollywood through WeHo Arts. Tickets and information are available at  www.seefilmla.org.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Los Angeles LGBT Center's Women's 360 Health and Empowerment Fair
The L.A. LGBT Center's Village at Ed Gould Plaza
(1125 N. McCadden Place)
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Los Angeles LGBT Center's LBTQ Women's 360 Health and Empowerment Fair is geared towards elevating the overall wellness of LBTQ women.
The event, which is co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood, will feature free interactive workshops on such topics as digital privacy, online activism, and staying healthy as we age; a keynote speech by Amita Swadhin about resistance and self-care; and a Health and Know Your Rights fair.
The event is free to attend, but registration is required.
For more information and to register, please visit  www.eventbrite.com/e/360-health-empowerment-fair-for-lbtq-women-tickets-31983084266.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
West Hollywood Kids Fair

Plummer Park
(7377 Santa Monica Blvd.)
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Come on out to the West Hollywood Kids Fair. This free event will feature fun, community services information, environmental and public safety education, local school participation and more, for children and their families.
For more information, please contact the City's Social Services Division at (323) 848-6510, or email  croskin@weho.org.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Women and Books Presents - The Summer Before the War

West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room
(625 N. San Vicente Blvd.)
7:00 pm 
The West Hollywood Women's Book Club was founded in order to offer women a way to connect with other women. Join Women and Books for a discussion of  Helen Simonson's The Summer Before the War.   
Co-sponsored by the West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board and the West Hollywood Library.

 For more information: www.meetup.com/womenandbooksinweho
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
LGBT Advocacy Day 

California State Capitol
(Sacramento, CA)
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join Equality California for a day of lobbying on a variety of issues important to the LGBT community including healthcare, education, HIV/AIDS, and transgender rights. They will also be focusing on additional intersectional issues such as criminal justice and immigration reform.
LGBT Advocacy Day participants will receive training on legislative priorities and how to advocate for these priorities. Every participant will then engage in face-to-face meetings with California legislators and their staff, urging them to pass critical legislation that will protect and expand the civil liberties of all Californians.

For more information and to register, please click here.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Support the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act
Black Women for Wellness
(4349 11th Ave.)
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
NARAL Pro-Choice California is building power for SB 569, also known as the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act. This bill prohibits employers to discriminate against employees for personal reproductive health decisions. This event will have a 45 training, lunch, canvassing local businesses and debrief.  

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Bowling for Angels

Pinz Studio City
(12655 Ventura Blvd.)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Mango Wonder Hotties are at it again at Bowling for Angels! Come as your favorite superhero!   There is no registration fee this year and you only need to raise $50 to join the fun.

By participating, you will get to eat, drink and bowl at the event with friends like me and other Project Angel Food supporters. Most importantly, you will directly support Project Angel Food's meal delivery program through which nutritious meals are delivered free of charge each day to men and women debilitated by critical illness in Los Angeles County.

For more information, please click here.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
West Hollywood Women's Leadership Conference to stay up to date & in the loop!