The inaugural Women’s Policy Summit: Advancing Health, Wealth & Power, held on January 17, 2013, was a sold-out success, with more than 500 California leaders convening to focus on public policy affecting women and girls in California.
Women and Health Care Reform, Reproductive Rights & Justice, Women and Mental Health, Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault, Gender & Health Disparities, Women and Welfare, Aging, Child Care, Gender-Responsive Asset Building, Paid Sick Days & Paid Family Leave, Lactation Accommodations, Electing More Women to Office, Appointment of Women to Corporate Boards, Mentoring, and more!
The Honorable Sheila James Kuehl captivated the luncheon crowd with her keynote Do Women Still Matter: Gender and Feminism in Policy & Law. Secretary of State Debra Bowen closed out the luncheon with a rousing call to mentor young women and support their interests in public policy and politics.
The Summit is a one-stop opportunity to learn what leading advocates identify as top priorities to improve the health and well-being of California’s diverse communities of women and girls. The purpose of the Summit is not only to educate, but also to release action proposals and policy priorities.
Below you will find links to the 19 policy papers and other materials developed for the 2013 Women’s Policy Summit. Click on the blue/green text to access the visionary work of California advocates committed to advancing women’s health, wealth and power.
General Session: Women & Health Care Reform
What does health reform mean for women and girls in California? What opportunities does health reform provide to improve health disparities in diverse communities throughout the state? How can we ensure that California’s new Office of Health Equity (OHE) uses a gender lens in its work?
Click here for 10 Reasons the Medicaid Expansion is Good for Women
Prepared by the National Health Law Program
Susan Berke Fogel Click here for Ms. Fogel’s PowerPoint Presentation
Director, Reproductive Health, National Health Law Program
Julie Rabinovitz Click here for Ms. Rabinovitz’s PowerPoint Presentation
President & CEO, California Family Health Council, Inc.
Legislative Advocate, Western Center on Law and Poverty
Janette Robinson Flint Click here for Ms. Flint’s PowerPoint Presentation
Executive Director, Black Women for Wellness
Former Chair, California Women’s Health Council,
California Office of Women’s Health (disbanded June 2012)
Workshop Track A – Advancing Women’s Health
With the closure of California’s Office of Women’s Health in 2012, it is more important than ever that advocates and other California leaders step forward to set the agenda to improve the health of California’s women and girls – in all of our diverse communities.
I. Reproductive Health, Rights & Justice
Click here for Reproductive HR&J Recommendations
Executive Director, California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom
President & CEO, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
Executive Director, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
Vice President of Public Affairs, California Family Health Council
II. Women & Mental Health
Click here for Women and Mental Health Recommendations
Sandra Naylor Goodwin (Moderator)
Founder and CEO, California Institute for Mental Health
Trauma Informed Services
Founder and former CEO, Prototypes, Los Angeles
Co-founder of the National Trauma Consortium
Division Director, Family & Children’s Division
Santa Clara County Mental Health Department
Pec Indman Click here for Ms. Indman’s PowerPoint Presentation
Therapist & Author
Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety
Joy Burkhard Click here for Ms. Burkhard’s PowerPoint Presentation
Founder, California Maternal Mental Health Collaborative
III. Healthy Aging
Assembly Member Mariko Yamada (Moderator)
Chair, Assembly Committee on Aging & Long-term Care
Executive Director, Family Caregiver Alliance
Financing of Long-Term Services & Supports
Executive Director, Congress of California Seniors
Co-director, Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect
IV. Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Public Policy Specialist, CA Partnership to End Domestic Violence
Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center
Executive Director, CalCASA
Click here for Kaiser Permanente’s Policy Model
V. Workplace Policy: Paid Sick Days, Paid Family Leave & Lactation Accommodations
California Policy Director, Labor Project for Working Families
Senior Staff Attorney and Director of the Work and Family Project
Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center
Work & Family Coalition, LA Chapter
Genevieve Thomas Colvin
Click here for Ms. Colvin’s PowerPoint Presentation
Program Coordinator, Worksite Lactation Accommodations
Breastfeed LA: Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles
Afternoon General Session
Proposed 2013-14 State Budget: Some Key Context
Scott Graves, Senior Policy Analyst, California Budget Project
Click here for Mr. Graves’ PowerPoint Presentation
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
Click here for UC Davis Study Exec Summary
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?
The Women’s Policy Summit is co-sponsored by the California Legislative Women’s Caucus and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
Special thanks to The California Wellness Foundation, The California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente, the federal Office on Women’s Health, and the Sierra Health Foundation for their support of the 2013 Women’s Policy Summit.
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