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The mission of the California Women Lead nonpartisan appointments project is to encourage and recruit women statewide to apply for an appointment on boards, commissions, or in agencies within the new gubernatorial administration that will be elected this November. It is the goal of California Women Lead, and this project, to ensure we have a rich, diverse pool of women from all corners of the state included.

The end goal is to present to the next governor and their transition team names and resumes of women interested in serving within the new administration in order to provide a significant pool of qualified women to serve as appointees. We will recruit women from all backgrounds and for all level of positions. Many of these boards and commissions need women to serve in public positions, so women should not think they need to be an expert in a specific area to apply. There are many women currently serving on boards and commissions who learn as they go!

We know there are many amazing women throughout California. As the state faces many challenges we need to engage women from across the state and encourage them to serve. The project goal is to ensure appointed boards and commissions reflect the rich diversity of California.

We hope you will help us by encouraging women in your networks to fill out the application located on our website ( so they may also be included in the project. On this site, we have included information to answer questions about the process.  

We look forward to working with you to increase the number of women in appointed office in California. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

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