Founded in 1974, California Women Lead is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing leadership and campaign trainings, networking opportunities, and policy discussion forums for women interested in or who hold elected and appointed offices. California Women Lead’s mission, as women in government, is to inform and educate its constituencies as well as encourage and support women to seek public office.
California Women Lead’s membership is open to women and men who are committed to the goals of supporting women in ELECTED OR APPOINTED office. California Women Lead members, both women and men, include:
- Members of Congress
- Member of the Governor’s Administration
- California State Legislators
- Appointed members of statewide boards and commissions
- Members of County Boards of Supervisors
- City Council Members
- School Board Trustees
- Other local appointed and elected officeholders
- Community advocates
- Corporate & business leaders
In addition, non-officeholders and constituents, including advocates, lobbyists, political and legislative staff members, businesses and students, are members of California Women Lead.
California Women Lead is a nonpartisan 501c3 non-profit organization. As such we do not endorse or contribute to political candidates. Our goal is to empower women to seek their full leadership potential through education, training and network development.