December/ 2017
A Message From The Executive Director
Rachel Michelin, Executive Director/CEO

Thank you!   Thank you for being a supporter of California Women Lead and our mission to inspire women in civic engagement. As 2017 comes to a close, I am humbled and thankful for all of you.  I am thankful for our dynamic board of directors who inspire me every day.  What an awesome experience to work with a group of women from various parts of the state, various political affiliations and various opinions on issues who collectively work together under the California Women Lead mission to help increase women's participation in elected and appointed office.  We are truly a unique organization and there is nothing like this anywhere in the county - I am humbled to be part of it.
In This Issue

Join as we honor our 2018 MOVER Awardees -  Making Our Vision of Equality a Reality
Mona Pasquil:  Appointed Woman of the Year
  Melissa Melendez:  Elected Woman of the Year
  Debra Reed:  Woman of the Year
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
The Citizen Hotel
926 J Street | Sacramento, California 95814
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Members $50 | Non-members $65
$95 after February 1, 2018
Appointments Training In Walnut Creek 
Have you 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? Join us in Walnut Creek the evening of January 23rd for the answers to these questions and more. 

Click here for more information...

Save the Date: 2018 Women's Conference 
2018 Women's Conference
April 26-27, 2018
Disneyland Hotel | Anaheim, CA
General sessions, Academy sessions, official launch of the Appointments Project and a special reception recognizing and celebrating women appointees from throughout the state!
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learn more about the conference. 

Are you on an appointed board or commission?  Looking for ways to increase your leadership capacity as an appointee?  Then join California Women Lead at our "Leadership in Appointed Office" training that is part of our 2018 Women's Conference.  This training covers topics like -
    • Leadership Assessment - How your style influences your effectiveness as a leader
    • Using Your Voice - Be a Persuasive Speaker on your Board or Commission
    • Framing the impact you want to have on your board - Your message matters!
    • Best Practices - Girlfriends Guide to Serving on an Appointed Board
These sessions are limited to current appointees.  Join other women from California who are active participants in public service throughout appointed office.  Share your experiences, learn from others and make new connections that can assist you as you navigate the world of appointed board and commissions.  Space is limited and you must register for the entire 2018 Women's Conference. 

 Please visit www.cawomenlead.org for more information.

LEADership Academy Makes A Splash In 2017

New in 2017 was the launch of the LEADership Academy.  Four carefully curated modules created that focused on the areas of Professional, Personal, Political and Policy.  Academy sessions were offered throughout the state and highlighted one program from each module in an accelerated one-day environment. Over 200 women throughout the state participated in the LEADership Academy in 2017! Sessions covered a variety of areas in California including Sacramento, Orange County, Fresno, the East Bay and Los Angeles.  For those who were unable to attend an Academy Session, there is good news...the Women's Conference in April 2018 will feature all four, full-module training programs !

Not A Member? Join CA Women Lead Today! 

Membership with California Women Lead starts at just $75 per year and provides you with significant discounts to all CA Women Lead events, exclusive resources to help you run for office, apply for an appointment, or develop your leadership skills, and access to The Insider e-newsletter. It is because of our members - who support us financially, and inspire us mentally - that we are able to  ENGAGE - EMPOWER - ELECT more women into office! CLICK HERE to join today! 
Thank You To Our Statewide Corporate Partners

Thank you to our statewide corporate partners. These organizations share our passion to engage women in elected and appointed office and share our nonpartisan mission to ENGAGE EMPOWER ELECT.  We would not be successful without their continued partnership. If you are interested in joining California Women Lead as a statewide partner, please contact Rachel Michelin at rachel@cawomenlead.org.

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