"The program gave me a close-up view of political, business and social issues and trends, information that is invaluable to me as an entrepreneur and active participant in the success of our great state. The speakers were incredible� they inspired us and stretched our minds. The opportunity to connect with successful and dynamic California women leaders was a main highlight. Being part of Leadership California is like being part of a powerful sisterhood."

—Ursula C. Mentjes, M.S., ACC
President and Certified Business Coach
Potential Quest, Inc.
"I have enjoyed my involvement with Leadership California. Our trip to the state capitol was most enlightening. As a result I have gotten involved with the Los Angeles African American Women's Political Action Committee. Thank you, Leadership California, for sparking a genuine interest in the political process."

—Shawn Farrar
Director Corporate Diversity
Sempra Energy
"The CIT program brings together successful women from all over California, and gives them the opportunity to build a network with other successful women. It's a way to learn about the important issues in our state, and to get ready to take the next step in your professional life."

—Isela Vilchis Hoenigmann
"Leadership California has provided me a panoramic view of issues, challenges and opportunities for this lovely state that I live in. The program was my introduction to women of unbelievable talent, experience and passion who are set to make a difference. The feeling to want to be more, to accomplish more, is simply contagious. I hope to know these women for the rest of my life."

—Rosario Montes-Arena
Manager, IBM Software Executive Briefing Program
Silicon Valley & Worldwide Briefing Program
"As a young immigrant woman working in the nonprofit sector, it was inspiring to see women leaders in action, to be able to network with them, and talk about the issues that are relevant to our communities and our state. I feel honored and privileged for the opportunity to participate in such an awesome program that weaves women leaders from different sectors and geographies of California to engage in a conversation about the social, political, and economic fabric of California."

—Winnie Hui-Min Yu
Development Associate
Asian Law Caucus
San Francisco
"I've spent half of my work life in the corporate world, and the past ten years in the nonprofit world, but neither taught me how to be who I am at work�the whole pastiche of talent and spirit. I found role models who excited me, the true state of our state of California (which frustrated me), work partners continually learning like me, and friends."

—Peta G. Penson, Ed. D.
Consultant
Oakland Unified School District
"Leadership California sessions feature influential speakers and lively discussion on timely issues shaping the economy and workforce. The session on work-life balance struck a chord with me, where key leaders advised us to map out a personal career plan. Networking with other women was invaluable. Leadership California is an engaging and downright fun experience."

—Roberta Tinajero-Frankel
Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Dept.
Healthy Eating, Active Living Project Manager
"Simply put, Leadership California is time well spent that will benefit me personally and professionally for years to come. I've not only kept in contact with my fellow classmates on a social level, but have had opportunities to work with some of them on business projects as our professional paths crossed. The sessions gave in-depth looks at the critical social issues that many Californians face, inspiring me to get more involved in my community�s outreach programs."

—Teena Massingill
Manager of Corporate Public Affairs
Safeway Inc.
   

California’s Global Economy Front and Center at CIT-III in Los Angeles
California’s global economy, its drivers and disruptors were the focus of Leadership California’s, California Issues & Trends, Session III Program in Los Angeles from July 18 – 20.  The Class of 2018 was briefed on current data and future trends by two economic experts Dr. Robert Kleinhenz, Economist and Executive Director of Research with Beacon Economics, LLC and Dr. Mary O’Hara Devereaux, founder and president, Global Foresight, LLC.  Later in the session, the Class learned about the key sectors that provide the infrastructure to sustain a thriving economy through two panels with representatives from agriculture, water, electricity and natural gas
...Read more about CIT III in our Leadership Lines Newsletter!

Dr. Robert Kleinhenz, Economist and Executive Director of Research with Beacon Economics, LLC Dr. Mary O’Hara Devereaux, founder and president, Global Foresight, LLC

 

 
 

Leadership Journey Continues
Building a leadership credo was the focus of a two-hour workshop at the kickoff of Session III, facilitated by Dr. Janice Thompson. The class was also inspired by the leadership journeys of a diverse group of women who presented on the panel, “Women Leaders Driving Key Industries.”

Leadership California Goes to Washington DC - September 22-25, 2019


Field Trips Illustrate Unique Economic Drivers
The Class of 2018 participated in two field trips intended to illustrate California’s unique and robust economy. The group visited the Port of Los Angeles, considered the largest port in North America and the Tournament of Roses House, headquarters for the Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl. The parade is now in its 130th year. Both are economic drivers contributing revenue and jobs to Southern California and the U.S. Learn more about what the Class of 2018 experienced at CIT III in our most recent Leadership Lines Newsletter!

A Special Time with Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire
During a special evening program, Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO, 2020 Women on Boards, Inc, and author of “The Board Game: How Women Get Appointed on Corporate Boards” discussed the background and mission of “2020 Women on Boards and the what it takes to secure a spot on a corporate board. She also shared highlights of her own impressive leadership journey. Berkhemer-Credaire is headlining two special alumni events this fall.

 

 

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Special Fall Alumnae Events

-Featuring-

BETSY BERKHEMER-CREDAIRE
AUTHOR OF “THE BOARD GAME – HOW SMART WOMEN
BECOME CORPORATE DIRECTORS”

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Sheppard Mullin
Four Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
Reception/Program: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


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