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IGNITE – 2014 Tomorrow’s Women Leaders Today Conference

March 1, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

IGNITE is excited to announce our 4th Annual

“Tomorrow’s Women Leaders Today” Conference

This political leadership event is exclusively for local young women in high school and college. All young women throughout the Bay Area are welcome. Lunch will be provided.

The venue is accessible by BART & AC Transit (8 minute walk from Downtown Berkeley BART)

Our IGNITE team is planning a jam-packed day with:

Keynote Speaker:  Compton Mayor Aja Brown

On June 4th, 2013, the people of Compton elected Mayor Aja Brown as the youngest Mayor in the city’s history and the second female Mayor in 40 years. She won by a landslide, defeating two existing incumbents on a platform of revitalizing her city. Mayor Brown is a community development professional with over 10 years experience. She has dedicated her career to bringing change to disadvantaged communities and has built a legacy of developing and implementing public policies to facilitate growth and protect community assets. Throughout her  career, Mayor Brown has fought for transparency, collaboration and community involvement.

We can think of no better person than Mayor Brown to inspire young women to take leadership in their own communities!


Roundtable Lunch with Elected Officials (list in formation)

  • Jovanka Beckles, Richmond City Council
  • Ellen Corbett, CA State Senate
  • Barbara Cowen, Antioch School Board
  • Beatriz Leyva Cutler, Berkeley School Board
  • Sandra Lee Fewer, San Francisco School Board
  • Lisa Yarbrough Gaultier, East Palo Alto City Council
  • Marie Gilmore, Alameda Mayor
  • Karen Hemphill, Berkeley School Board President
  • Jumoke Hinton Hodge, Oakland School Board
  • Ann-Marie Hogan, Berkeley City Auditor
  • Jody London, Oakland School Board
  • Fiona Ma, Statewide Candidate-Equalization Board
  • Laura Martinez, East Palo Alto Mayor
  • Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Oakland City Council
  • Joy Motts, Antioch School Board President
  • Emily M. Murase, San Francisco School Board
  • Rachel Norton, San Francisco School Board
  • Ursula Reed, San Leandro City Council
  • Mary Helen Rocha, Antioch Mayor Pro Term
  • Courtney Ruby, Oakland City Auditor
  • Rebecca Saltzman, BART Board of Directors
  • Diane M. Souza, San Leandro City Council
  • Lena Tam, Alameda City Council
  • Rosie Torres, oakland School Board
  • Monica E. Wilson, Antioch City Council

Workshops and Panels

  • Reproductive Rights
  • Immigration
  • Gun Violence
  • Human Trafficking
  • Dating Violence
  • Food Justice
  • Negotiations
  • Hip Hop & Feminism
  • Sojourn To The Past
  • Leadership Building 101
  • 2014 Candidates – Panel
  • Young Staffers – Panel
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March 1, 2014
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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UC Berkeley Campus, Faculty Club
1 Falculty Club
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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