California Women Lead is known as the premier leadership development organization for women in the state of California. Our sole mission is to help women – on both sides of the aisle – on their journey to elected or appointed office. We have successfully done this for over 40 years. We do this by supporting women professionally and personally, while educating participants about key policy issues facing the state through thoughtful and careful examination.


We are excited to announce our newest program: The LEADership Academy. Four carefully curated modules have been created that focus on the areas of Professional, Personal, Political and Policy. Kicking off in Anaheim in March 2017, over the next two years, LEADership Academy sessions will be offered throughout the state that highlight one program from each module in an accelerated one-day environment. Our next national women’s conference is scheduled for April 2018 at The Disneyland Resort, and will feature all four, full-module training programs.


In addition to developing strategies, skills, tools and tactics for women to arm themselves to run for elected office, advance in their career or for personal development, the LEADership Academy will help identify women with a passion for serving in appointed office.


Our LEADership Academy is about giving women skills, practical action items and a statewide network to increase representation in the public arena through elected and appointed office.


The number of women serving in leadership positions in the state is decreasing - 

  • 32% Congressional Delegation
  • 21.6% State Legislature
  • 25.6% County Supervisors
  • 30% Statewide Offices


Apply today for one (or more!) of our LEADership Academy sessions!


Use the links below to learn more or download the flyer here: