Monthly Archives: May 2011

Building Momentum for Women and Families in California

On Friday, May 20th, almost 300 people joined us in LA at the Momentum Awards! The energy in the room was incredible. Each of our honorees—Jacqueline Caster, Senator Carol Liu and the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative—inspired us with their stories. Peggy Orenstein gave the keynote and Aisha Tyler was witty and gracious as our Mistress [...]

Six Years: Six Lessons Learned

By Surina Khan, Vice President of Programs, Women’s Foundation of California It’s hard to believe, but at the end of this month I will leave the Women’s Foundation of California after six wonderful years. In my time here, I’ve had the opportunity to work with leading advocates, organizers, researchers, donors and institutional funders who are [...]

Women Give San Diego at the Capital

“And while I have written countless lessons on “How a Bill Becomes a Law” or “How Local, State, and National Government Works,” I’ve never had occasion to witness government in action” until Legislative Action Day. – Stacey Klaman Stacey Klaman, a member of the Women Give San Diego (WGSD) donor circle describes an inspiring experience [...]

Beauty Tips from the Non Profit World

By Sarah Miller, Intern, Women’s Foundation of California You might think that we Ivory soap lovers here at the Women’s Foundation of California don’t spend much time thinking about beauty products. I’m here to tell you that it’s so not true. We really care about nail polish. No, I’m not talking about the newest shade [...]

From Idea to Influencer: the story of ACT for Women and Girls

By Ruwani Ekanayake, Research Intern, Women’s Foundation of California Like a lot of bright ideas,  ACT for Women and Girls (ACT) began with a group of women sitting around a living room debating and conversing. Since that 2003 listening circle, ACT has become one of Tulare County’s most influential reproductive health and youth empowerment organizations. [...]

How Do You Know If You Are In Menopause?

By guest blogger Celia Bernstein, Director of Development at the Westside Family Health Center Question: How do you know if you are in Menopause? Answer: You’ll just know. As in “you will just know” when you go into labor or when your daughter begins her adolescence. You’ll know it when you are in it and [...]

Honoring Policy Makers Who Are Improving California for Women and Families

This past Tuesday in Sacramento, we honored three leaders who embodied the spirit and vision of the Women’s Foundation of California. Assembly Member Jim Beall Jr., Assembly Member Fiona Ma and Human Services Consultant Nicole Vazquez are three indomitable individuals who walk their talk each and every day and take the necessary, sometimes very challenging [...]


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