Thursday, September 8, 2011

Press Release RE Sept. 17


City of West Hollywood to Co-Host “It Is YOUR Time: Women Taking Action” on
Saturday, September 17, 2011 at Plummer Park 

WEST HOLLYWOOD – The City of West Hollywood, California Women Lead, California Commission on the Status of Women and NWPC LA-Westside to co-host “It Is YOUR Time: Women Taking Action” on Saturday, September 17, 2011 in Fiesta Hall at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.
“We are pleased to co-host a program of powerful women leaders who will inspire and motivate women to seek public office and serve their communities,” said West Hollywood Councilmember Abbe Land.  “It is incumbent upon both female and male elected officials who believe in equal rights to actively support the development of future women leaders,” continued Councilmember Land.
The one-day workshop will include panels that will help provide participants with the tools they need to run for office. Panel discussions will include:

Breakfast Discussion: Do women really matter in elected office? Wendy Greuel and Jan Perry, both candidates for Mayor of the City of Los Angeles will discuss this question. Moderated by West Hollywood City Councilwoman Abbe Land. 

Session 1: You already have what it takes to run for elected office – and this session show you how! Walk through a personal assessment of the skills you already have with Teri Burns, Vice President of California Women Lead and Trustee at the Natomas School District and Rachel Michelin, Executive Director/CEO of California Women Lead.  

Luncheon Panel: A discussion on the future of Los Angeles under redistricted seats and how it affects women. Where are the opportunities, what will be the challenges? How can women get involved? Join a lively discussion with Mary Hughes, The 2012 Project; Rachel Michelin, CEO of California Women Lead; Serena Josel, Director of Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood LA; and Lindsay Bubar, President of NWPC LA-Westside.

Session 2: Social Media – Find out how to utilize your established social media outlets to help get elected. Social Media Strategist and Manager Rebecca Simon will provide you with tips on how to use social networking to fundraise, develop coalitions and help put together a successful campaign.

Session 3: Women need to be asked to run for office. Learn about resources available to you from women leaders around the state. Find out why IT IS YOUR TIME TO TAKE ACTION!

Additional guest speakers at “It Is YOUR Time: Women Taking Action” will include Wendy Greuel, Los Angeles City Controller; Holly Mitchell, California District 47 Assemblywoman; Jan Perry, Los Angeles City Councilmember; and Mary Wiberg, California Commission on the Status of Women, Executive Director.

To register, please contact California Women Lead at (916) 551-1920 or visit

Suggested donation for those who register before Thursday, September 15, 2011 is $20. 
Suggested donation at the door is $35. Attendees will be provided a light breakfast and boxed lunch. 

For more information, please contact the Office of 
West Hollywood City Councilmember Abbe Land at (323) 848-6460.

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