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Santa Clara County Women's Leadership Policy Summit

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West Valley College

14000 Fruitvale Avenue

Fox Center

Saratoga, CA 95070

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A gathering of women and allies for a day of education, engagement and empowerment.

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Join us for two break-out sessions with multiple panels that include leaders in each subject. Connect with local nonprofits and agencies at the resource fair and get empowered at the Keynote luncheon with policy makers across the county.

Session 1 Panels:

  • Housing 101. Designed specifically for advocates and newcomers to the planning and land use process. How do we create housing, how does the process work, what are our current housing needs?
  • Transportation 101. How are transit and transportation plans developed and funded? What are the links between city, county and regional plans and funds? How do school districts and other interests become involved?
  • Wage and Equity. From the personal to the regional. How do you negotiate for yourself, establish fair work place policies in your organization or advocate for regional change?
  • Policy Initiatives. Learn how existing initiatives can augment services you provide or want to provide. We will touch on labor standards, LGBTQ affairs, youth resources and behavioral health.

Session 2 Panels:

  • Housing 102. Navigating new or proposed legislation at regional, state and Federal levels. We will discuss Local Measure A 2016 that lead to new Homebuyers Initiatives and the regional CASA initiative.
  • Transportation 102. Case studies in advocacy and developing safer communities. How to develop priorities and fund programs.
  • How to be an Effective Leader From Both sides of the Dais. From the basics of meeting management to developing skills and alliances necessary to move policy forward.
  • Policy Initiatives. Learn how existing initiatives can augment services you provide or want to provide. We will touch on labor standards, LGBTQ affairs, youth resources and behavioral health.

Day of Agenda

8:00 -8:30 am Registration, Light breakfast, Resource Fair

8:30 - 9:00 am Kick Off with Supervisor Chavez

9:00 - 10:15 pm Session I workshops

10:15-10:30 am Break/Resource Fair/Network

10:30-11:45 am Session II workshops

11:45-12:15 pm Break/Resource Fair/Grab Lunch

12:15 – 1:00 pm Keynote Luncheon on Collaboration and Coalition Building with Supervisor Chavez, Patricia Gardner, Anne Ehresman and Kimberly LeDeaux

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14000 Fruitvale Avenue

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Saratoga, CA 95070

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