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CA Women Lead to Honor CA Legislature Women Chiefs of Staff at 2020 Winter Reception

Tuesday, January 14, 2020   (0 Comments)
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California Women Lead to Honor the State Legislature’s 55 Female Chiefs of Staff at Annual Winter Reception

Event Kicks Off CWL’s 2020 “The Future is Female, The Future is Now” Campaign

SACRAMENTO – January 14, 2020 – California Women Lead (CWL), the leading nonpartisan women’s organization committed to increasing the number of female appointees serving in state government and on corporate boards, today announced CWL will honor the 55 women serving as Chief of Staff in the California State Legislature at the organization’s annual Winter Reception on February 10.

CWL Board Chair Mona Pasquil said, “These 55 fierce and fearless leaders are not only breaking ground for women in the workplace, they are 24/7 stewards of the legislation that drives the Golden State’s progress. California Women Lead is proud to recognize these women and their incredible impact on policymaking in California.”

The Winter Reception will be held at on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel at 1230 J Street in Sacramento from 5:30-7:30 PM.

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The reception kicks off CWL’s “The Future is Female, the Future is Now” campaign focused on practical, actionable ways to increase the number of women as state and local government appointees and on corporate boards. The campaign launches as California enters its first year under the requirements of SB 826, which mandates California-based public companies appoint women to their board of directors.

The full list of CWL honorees:

Liz Snow with Asm. Jim Wood; Rebecca Wachsberg with Sen. Mike McGuire; Katie Masingale with Asm. Frank Bigelow; Darin Walsh with Sen. Richard Pan; Maria Alvarez with Asm. Kevin McCarty; Jillena Hernandez with Asm. Ken Cooley; Julie Sauls with Sen. Andreas Borgeas; Lisa Ramer with Asm. Jim Cooper; Jennifer Barton with Asm. Jim Frazier Jr.; Krista Pfefferkorn with Sen. Scott Wiener; Laura McWilliams with Sen. Jerry Hill; Shannon McKinley with Asm. Buffy Wicks; Sunshine Borelli with Sen. Jim Beall, Jordan Curley with Asm. Rebecca Kahn Bauer; Lindsey Dietz with Sen. Shannon Grove; Erin Baum with Asm. David Chiu; Jody Fujii with Sen. William Monning; Viviana Becerra with Asm. Rob Bonta; Irene Ho with Asm. Philip Ting; Lisa Gardiner with Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson; Tomasa Dueñas with Asm. Bill Quirk; Cameron Urkofsky with Sen. Connie Leyva; Taylor Giroux with Asm. Adam Gray; Christina Nelson with Asm. Jim Patterson; Jennifer Richard with Sen. Maria Elena Durazo; Annie Pham with Asm. Kansen Chu; Gina Frisby with Asm. Evan Low; Sara Catalán with Sen. Ling Ling Chang; Tiffani Alvidrez with Sen. Holly Mitchell; Elise Flynn Gyore with Sen. Richard D. Roth; Carla Castilla with Asm. Rudy Salas Jr.; Teresa Trujillo with Asm. Jay Obernolte; Cynthia Alvarez with Sen. Lena Gonzalez; Jackie Koenig with Sen. Thomas Umberg; Mariana Sabeniano with Asm. Monique Limón; Annie Chou with Asm. Christy Smith; Ana Molina with Sen. Ben Hueso; Allison Ruff Schuurman with Asm. Laura Friedman; Alicia Isaacs with Asm. Jessie Gabriel; Minnie Santillan with Asm. Blanca Rubio; Jaspreet Johl with Asm. Miguel Santiago; Nikki Johnson with Asm. Sydney Kamlager-Dove; Ashley Labar with Asm. Cristina Garcia; Cori Ayala with Asm. Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr.; Tish Rylander with Asm. Autumn Burke; Carrie Cornwell with Asm. Anthony Rendon; Jalene Romo with Asm. Sharon Quirk Silva; Arwen Chenery with Asm. Al Muratsuchi; Kathleen O'Malley with Asm. Tom Daly; Sophia Kwong Kim with Asm. Patrick O'Donnell; Gail Ramer with Asm. Randy G. Voepel; Claire Conlon with Asm. Cottie Petrie Norris; Jayme Chick with Asm. Marie Waldron; Lisa Martin with Asm. Shirley Webber; and Shery Yang with Sen. Melissa Hurtado.


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