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The first event of the Amazing Women, Inspiring Stories speaking series left many people in the audience asking, “What’s next?” At the event, Dr. Kathy Magliato and Jennifer Siebel Newsom addressed how stereotypes about women have effected them personally, as well as in their careers.  They are not alone.  Many women are currently  combating sexist stereotypes in their lives.  [...]

Jennifer Siebel Newsom and Dr. Kathy Maglioto Featured in New Speaking Series

By Emma Mayerson, Development Assistant “I decided to be an actress and moved to Hollywood.  When I got there, an agent told me I would have greater success if I took my Stanford MBA off my resume and lied about my age,” Jennifer Siebel Newsom told the audience at the Women’s Foundation of California’s premiere [...]

Genesys Advisory

Just received some consulting services from the nice folks at Genesys Advisory. Thanks.

It’s Time to Raise the Cost of Human Trafficking

By Daphne Phung, Executive Director & Founder of California Against Slavery This June, I went on a police undercover sting that targeted sex trafficking of girls in Oakland. What I saw was surreal. Young girls waiting at every street corner along the “track” to hop into cars with adult men, some old enough to be their grandfathers. [...]

Join the Women’s Foundation of California as Executive Assistant

Would you like to join a team that is dedicated to improving the lives of California’s women and families? We have an opportunity for someone who has strong  administrative and organizational skills. This role provides  key support to Judy Patrick, our passionate, focused and busy CEO.  We’re looking for an independent, detail-oriented and collegial person [...]

Say Uncle: The Poetry of Kay Ryan

By Michelle Chandra, Communications Associate, Women’s Foundation of California I was first introduced to the poetry of Kay Ryan during a contemporary poetry class at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Ryan is a Californian poet born in San Jose. She grew up in the San Joaquin Valley and now resides in Marin where [...]

From Coos Bay to Poetry

By guest blogger Sarah Miller At eighteen I left Coos Bay, Oregon for Barnard College in New York. Unfortunately, my first women’s college experience occurred days after my arrival when a famous actress and her Spence admirers ditched me somewhere in the Village on our way to a club. A week later, I was sitting [...]

Highlights from 2010 Momentum Awards

Here’s your chance to get a glimpse of the incredible 2010 Momentum Awards. On May 7, 2010, the Women’s Foundation of California celebrated fearless, passionate and innovative women who champion the rights of women in our communities. It was a luncheon to remember. Take a look at our video featuring highlights. And please share it [...]

The Power of Public Policy

Each year, the Women’s Foundation of California trains up to 30 women on how to impact change in California through public policy. Our Women’s Policy Institute fellows learn how to write a bill, influence legislators and organize community support to pass proposed legislation. Since 2003, we have trained more than 150 women on California’s legislative [...]

Women Who Inspire Me

By Development and Communications Officer Kim Kenny When asked “who inspires you?” I began ticking through a list of women: Maya Angelou, Eleanor Roosevelt and Madonna came to mind (yes Madonna!). Then I thought of my mom. My mother is a true inspiration. She wanted to go to college but her immigrant father said that [...]


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