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Women’s Empowerment Day at the Capitol 2014

May 12, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

This one-day conference will give women from throughout the state the skills and tools to be empowered leaders.

Monday, May 12 | 10:00 am – 7:00 PM
WED 2012Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown at Capitol Park
1121 15th Street | Sacramento map

Interested in gaining the skills and tools needed to be an empowered leader in your community? Join us for California Women Lead’s 4th annual Women’s Empowerment Day at the Capitol, a one-day event designed to empower women.

Session topics include empowering your personal brand and empowering your voice – how to be an effective public speaker. Immediately following the day’s session, guests will be joined by members of the capitol community, including members of the state legislature, at the Empowered Women Leaders Reception.

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Session 1: Empowering Your Leadership Style – “Perspectives from Women Leaders”

Holly J. Mitchell,
Senator, State of California
Mimi Walters, Senator, State of California
Kim Sentovich, SVP, Pacific Region, Walmart Stores
Carolyn McIntyre,  President, California Cable and Telecommunications Association
Sandra Lowe, California Teachers Association
Liz Snow, COO, California Dental Association

Fiona Ma, Candidate, CA Board of Equalization; Board President, California Women Lead

To be an effective leader, women need to slow down and focus – something that can be challenging to do with all the different roles we involved in. Women need a different perspective – we need to stop focusing solely on gaining a competitive edge and direct our energies on improving ourselves, our team members, our networks, and our communities.

Lunch: Empowering Your Future

Keynote Speaker:
Karen Skelton,
 CEO and Editor-in-Chief, The Shriver Report

Karen Skelton is the President of Skelton Strategies and has been CEO and Editor-in-Chief to all three Shriver Reports. Skelton is an award-winning political strategist, lawyer, and author whose work demonstrates a passion for solving big policy issues and shaping social and business opportunities. Ms. Skelton works at the intersection of politics, business, communications, law, and policy, having managed some of the most complex and entrepreneurial projects in the nation for Presidents, Vice Presidents, Governors, CEOs, Foundations, moms and families. After graduating with a Masters from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a J.D. from U.C. Berkeley Law School, Ms. Skelton spent about a decade in Washington DC working in the Clinton/Gore Administration and White House, and another decade managing a national public affairs firm, building it from scratch into a multi-million dollar business. For seven years she was the Co-Executive Producer of Maria Shriver’s The Women’s Conference. Ms. Skelton serves on the Advisory Committee of the Public Policy Institute of California and on the Boards of U.C. Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies and the Anthony M. Kennedy Federal Judicial Learning Center.

Session 2: Empowering Your Leadership Network – “Connecting vs. Networking”

Cassandra Pye
, Senior Director, APCO Worldwide

Networking isn’t about the number of connections you have – it’s about meeting and fostering relationships with the people you want in your life. Are you ready to quit filling up your calendar with random networking events and coffee dates and start building and leveraging relationships that are reciprocal and actually mean something to you? This session will provide practical tools and strategies to help you spend less time randomly networking and more time building a community of supporters.

Session 3: Empowering Your Voice – “Being Effective in the Social Media World”

Emily Johnson, Director, APCO Worldwide

Do you freeze up when someone mentions Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest or Instagram? Do you ever think “I want to write a blog” but you’re just not sure how to get started? Do you wish you knew more about all of those mobile “apps?” Here’s your chance to become more socially savvy. We will explore how you can be more comfortable joining the conversation in the digital age. You will learn about the basics, and leave with some simple – and fun – tools and tactics to help you better navigate and communicate in the online world. During this practical and candid discussion we will discuss the pros and cons of establishing an online presence that is a departure from one’s professional persona. We’ll also cover best practices, strategies and real-life examples of how to realistically protect your work life while establishing a thriving personal brand online. Issues of privacy, ethics and the nuances of syncing technology will be explored.

5:00 pm: Empowered Women Leaders Reception



Early Bird (by May 7th) $60.
After May 7th $80.
Reception-Only $25.

Early Bird (by May 7th) $110.
After May 7th $130.
Reception-Only $40.

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May 12, 2014
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Event Category:


California Women Lead


Residence Inn Sacramento
1121 15th St
Sacramento, CA United States
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