IGNITE California Young Women’s Political Leadership Conference

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Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016  
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm                  
Where: The Village 969 Market St. SF (at Powell Street BART station}  


  • Financial Literacy
  • Starting and Sustaining an IGNITE college chapter
  • Boards and Commissions
  • International Policies on Women
  • Sex Trafficking Policy Workshop
  • Dream Act Workshop



  • Young and Running
  • Transportation as a Right
  • Race and Politics - Developing your Political Identity
  • Future of the Workforce
  • Housing Policy Panel
  • Women's Health Policy Panel
  • Leadership Opportunities in College Panel  


Registration is closed!

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Keynote Speaker: Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye Chief Justice of California


Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye is the 28th Chief Justice of the State of California. She was sworn into office on January 3, 2011, and is the first Asian-Filipina American and the second woman to serve as the state’s Chief Justice. At the time she was nominated as Chief Justice, she had served more than 20 years on California trial and appellate courts, including 6 years on the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, in Sacramento.

As leader of California’s judicial branch of government and chair of the Judicial Council, Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has focused on a vision for improving the public’s access to justice, building partnerships to lead the judicial branch out of the state’s worst fiscal crisis since the Great Depression, and using ongoing self-assessment to improve the branch’s efficiency, effectiveness, transparency, and accountability. She has also taken a leadership role in revitalizing civic learning and engagement in the state.    

Roundtable Lunch with Elected Leaders: 


Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf will make opening remarks

  • Amy Bacharach, SF Community College Board
  • Meredith Brown, Peralta Community College Trustee
  • Annie Campbell Washington, Oakland City Council
  • Brigitte Davila, SF Community College Board
  • Lori Droste, Berkeley City Council 
  • Susan Ellenberg, San Jose Board of Education
  • Lisa Gauthier, East Palo Alto City Council
  • Terry Godfrey, Palo Alto School Board
  • Shanthi Gonzales, Oakland School Board 
  • Captain Kathy Gorwood, SF Sheriff Chief Deputy 
  • Linda Handy, Peralta Community College Trustee
  • Karen Hemphill, Berkeley City Auditor
  • Ann-Marie Hogan, Berkeley City Auditor
  • Aisha Knowles, Alameda County Board of Education
  • Sara Lamnin, Hayward City Council 
  • Beatriz Leyva Cutler, Berkeley School Board Vice President
  • Jody London, Oakland School Board Vice President
  • Hydra B. Mendoza, SF School Board
  • Dr. Emily Murase, San Francisco School Board 
  • Rachel Norton, San Francisco School Board 
  • Penny Peck, San Lorenzo School Board President
  • Donna Rutherford, East Palo Alto Mayor
  • Rebecca Saltzman, BART Board
  • Thea Selby, SF Community College Board 
  • Nina Senn, Oakland School Board
  • Nancy Skinner, Former CA State Assembly
  • Rosie Torres, Oakland School Board 
  • Camille Townsend, Palo Alto School Board 
  • Janet Zamudio, San Lorenzo School Board