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Women in Leadership Celebration honoring Silence Breakers

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Mister A's

2550 Fifth Avenue

12th Floor

San Diego, CA 92103

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The Women's Museum of CA is hosting our 2nd Annual Women in Leadership Awards event supporting the museum. We'll be honoring the brave women behind the #MeToo and #WeSaidEnough movements and will have lots of regional elected and community leaders attending.

Senate President Pro Tem-designee Toni Atkins will be presenting the individual award to Adama Iwu, one of the 2017 TIME Magazine Silence Breakers. She was one of the 140 women who signed the #WeSaidEnough letter calling for a change in culture here in California politics.

We will also be presenting the corporate award to ManPower West, the largest franchise of ManPower, for their long history promoting equality in the workplace and women's issues throughout the San Diego region.

United States Representatives Susan Davis and Scott Peters are chairing the honorary committee comprised of prominent elected officials from across the state of California.

Honorary Committee

Rep Susan Davis (CA-53) – Co-Chair

Rep Scott Peters (CA-52) – Co-Chair

Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis

Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Newsom

U.S. Congressional Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

Rep Jackie Speier (CA-14)

Rep Juan Vargas (CA-51)

Rep Ted Lieu (CA-33)

Rep Eric Swalwell (CA-15)

Former CA Superintendent of Education, Delaine Eastin

Senate Pro Tem-Designee Toni Atkins

Senator Henry Stern

Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin

Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, PhD

Assmeblyman David Chiu

Assemblyman Todd Gloria

Assemblyman Marc Berman

Assemblyman Brian Maienschein

San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan

Chairwoman, San Diego County Board of Supervisors Kristin Gaspar

San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott

Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespeare

Imperial Beach Mayor Pro Tem Mark West

San Diego Council President Myrtle Cole

San Diego City Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry

San Diego Councilman Chris Ward

San Diego Councilman Chris Cate

San Diego Councilwoman Lorie Zapf

San Diego Councilwoman Georgette Gomez

San Diego Councilman David Alvarez

San Diego Councilman Mark Kersey

Oceanside Councilwoman Esther Sanchez

Carlsbad Councilwoman Cori Schumacher

Encinitas Councilwoman Tasha Boerner Horvath

West Hollywood Councilwoman Lindsey Horvath

SDUSD Board President Kevin Beiser

San Francisco School Board Member Matt Haney

Event Committee

Kate Hoit – Co-Chair

Shawn VanDiver – Co-Chair

Suzie Abdou

Bob Alden

Julia Altieri

Barbi Appelquist

Sophie Barnhorst

Jaymie Bradford

Gil Cabrera

Melanie Cohn

Rachel Costello

Ashley De Smeth

Danielle De Smeth

Alexandra Eaker Perez

Janessa Goldbeck

Kim Goodwin

Hanna Grene

Shana Hazan

Brigette Hunley

Sabrina Kaplan

Kristen Kavanaugh

Kate Maeder

Travis Moore

Will Moore

Christina Prejean

Julia Souder Prochnik

Hiral Shah

Amy Spear

Susannah Stokes

Rebecca Unetic


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Mister A's provides valet parking at a cost of $12 (subject to change at any time). Additionally, there is street parking in the surrounding several blocks. You'll want to enter the building from Fifth Avenue and head up to the 12th floor.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

To join the committee or inquire about sponsorship opportunites, please contact Shawn VanDiver (619-756-9518 | shawn.vandiver@gmail.com).

With any other questions, please contact Women's Museum of CA Executive Director Diane Peabody Straw (619-233-7963 | diane@womensmuseumca.org)

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No! Save your paper, we'll have a list.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

If you input the wrong name, would like to sponsor a guest, or want to reassign a ticket, please let us know by contacting Diane (contact info above).

Do I need to purchase a ticket if I'm an elected official or political staff?

Yes! Due to limited space, We're asking all attendees to purchase tickets.

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