Track B: Preventing Poverty & Building Economic Security‘
Significant cuts to California’s safety net programs have had major impacts on women and their families. What is the path forward to economic stability and self-sufficiency?
I. Women & Welfare: CalWORKs in 2013
Click here for CalWORKs Recommendations
Click here for Recommendations on CalWORKs and Community Colleges
Assembly Member Holly J. Mitchell (Moderator)
Chair, Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services
Legislative Advocate, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Jamila Iris Edwards
Northern California Director
Children’s Defense Fund – California
District CalWORKs Coordinator, Los Rios Community College District
California Community Colleges CalWORKs Association, President
II. Gender-Responsive Asset Building
Gender-Responsive Asset-Building Strategies: Considerations for State Policy and Programs
A Report from the Senate Office of Research, developed at the request of Senator Carol Liu
Click here for the Executive Summary
Click here for the Full Report
Senator Carol Liu (Moderator)
Chair, Senate Education Committee
Sheryl E. Lane
Director of Public Policy, EARN
Policy Consultant, Senate Office of Research
Chair, California Asset-Building Coalition
III. Child Care
Click here for Recommendations on Child Care and Early Childhood Development
Executive Director, Child Care Law Center
Statewide Organizer, Parent Voices
Senior Program Director
Child Development, Inc.
TRACK C: ADVANCING WOMEN’S POWER
To advance women’s health and well-being, we need more than good policy – we need women in positions of power.
I. Women on Corporate Boards in California
How many women serve on corporate boards in California? Not enough. Learn about the latest research, and a statewide effort that you can join to push for parity.
2012-2013 UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders: A Census of Women Directors and Highest-Paid Executives
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Click here for UC Davis Study Full Report
Petition Link and Social Media Contact Information
CEO, Watermark and Convener of California’s 2020 Project Steering Committee
Member of California’s 2020 Project Steering Committee
Research Specialist, UC Davis Graduate School of Management, and author of California Women Business Leaders: A Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers, 2012–2013
II. For Young Women Leaders Only
Learn about paths to leadership roles in politics and policy. Hear from women leaders who work in our State Capitol, the Administration, and in advocacy organizations.
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen
Carrie Jett Martin (Moderator)
Assistant Deputy Secretary of State
Voter Outreach and Legislative Affairs
Office of the State Treasurer
Angela M. Gilliard
Director of Legislation, Health Sciences and Services
State Government Relations, UC Office of the President
S. Alecia Sanchez
Associate Director, Center for Government Relations
California Medical Association
CLOSING GENERAL SESSION
MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER:
HOW CAN WE ELECT MORE WOMEN AND CHAMPION A WOMEN’S AGENDA?
Mary Hughes, Founder & Director, 2012 Project
Hear from one of the nation’s leading strategists on electing women to public office. What were the successes in 2012? What do we need to do to increase the number of women elected officials in California? How can you help? Maybe you should run!
Kate Karpilow, CCRWF Executive Director
Hear closing thoughts from the Founder and Director of the Women’s Policy Summit.
How can we support policy proposals to improve the health and well-being of California’s diverse communities of women and girls? What can we do as individuals— and through our organizations— to champion a women’s agenda in California?