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2016 Women's Empowerment Conference Recap

The California Women Lead State Board of Directors and Mona Pasquil, Conference Chairwomen, thanks all who attended our Women's Empowerment Conference at the Disneyland Resort & Hotel in Anaheim. The two day event kicked off with the first ever Leadership in Appointed Office training, providing an all day workshop for women currently serving in appointed positions. This training followed last year's first ever reception honoring Governor Jerry Brown's appointees (current and past) and thanking the Governor who has made it his commitment to fill 50% of his appointments with women, bringing parity to statewide appointments.

The Conference also included a Campaign Bootcamp for women currently running for office, a reception featuring Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye who is the 28th Chief Justice of the State of California, first Asian-Filipina American and the second woman to serve as the state's chief justice, alongside Governor Jerry Brown's Appointments Secretary Mona Pasquil, and a full day of workshops and keynote speeches from women leaders all across the state- from the local to statewide level. 

We have received so many compliments about the event and because of all of the amazing feedback we have had, we plan to come back to Disneyland next year! Stay tuned for those details. Click here to take our survey and help us plan for the next conference.


Click here for photos of this year's conference. 

Highlighted comments

"The campaign bootcamp was really productive and focused on discussions that gave me much- needed tools for my campaign. Excellent speakers and topics, thank you so much!"

"The Leadership in Appointed Office training was a wonderful introduction to the world of appointments. I loved all the diversity in the room."

"There were many "ah ha" moments for me during the Leadership in Appointed Office training. I found the speakers very educational. I especially liked Mona's presentation. Definitely information I can use on the Boards I am on."

"The Girlfriend's Guide to CA Politics panel had candid comments and I loved the sharing of realities of women in politics. Great variety of speakers."

"I enjoyed all the speakers and topics/panels at the conference, but State Controller Betty Yee opened with such powerful advice and stressed the need for women to get involved nationally and statewide, while at the same time giving others a voice. Wonderful state on women and the need to change those percentages to having more women in top positions."

"U.S. Congresswoman Mimi Walters- she was an incredible speaker. I really enjoyed her passion."


We'd also like to give a special thank you to our conference sponsors whose support made this conference possible.


Kaiser Permanente
Sempra Energy


CA Dental Association
AES Energy Storage


CA Association of Realtors
CA Professional Firefighters
University of CA
Orange County Business Council
Union Bank
United Airlines
United AG


WARE Disposal Co, Inc.

Community Partner

CA Democratic Party- Women's Caucus
California Forward
City of Menlo Park
Close the Gap
Del Sol Group
Education Post
Go Steam 4 Girls
Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, USC
League of Women Voters- North Orange County
Money Wisdom For Women
National Women's Political Caucus of CA
OC Business Council
Phenomenal Angels of the Community
Queen Amina Magazine
Real Women Real Success
Rocklin Chamber of Commerce
Wellness By Design
Women's Health Specialists 

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