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Center for the Advancement of Women

2020 Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California™

100 Years: From Women Earning the Vote to Claiming Their Power

Join Mount Saint Mary’s Center for the Advancement of Women as we celebrate 100 years of women’s empowerment.

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. Additionally, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which is considered the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women’s rights. Despite the progress women have made over the last century and the pledges of countless organizations and institutions to level the playing field for women, we are still far from parity. Join us to discuss a path toward future equity.



Join us in celebrating 100 years of women’s empowerment and discussing the path toward future equity

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Location, Time, and Venue

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Thursday, March 26, 2020
10:00 a.m. to Noon – Networking Breakfast and Program
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – VIP Luncheon

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Program Speakers

Melina Abdullah

Emerald Archer

Kimberlé Crenshaw

Ana Guerrero

Marisela Chávez

Ann McElaney-Johnson

Holly J. Mitchell

Ngoc Nguyen

Rachel O’Leary Carmona

Francille Rusan Wilson

Virginia Scharff

Xiaojian Zhao

Host Committee

  • Emerald Archer, PhD
    Director, Center for the Advancement of Women, Mount Saint Mary’s University
  • Kari Bolen, EdD
    Director, Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mount Saint Mary’s University
  • Barbie Brady
    Senior Event Producer, Revolution Marketing
  • Kay Buck
    CEO, Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST)
  • Araceli Campos
    Founding Chair, LA County Women & Girls Initiative
  • Sylvia Hathaway Chavez
    Managing Director, Look What SHE Did!
  • Asha Dahya
    Author and Journalist
  • Geena Davis
    Academy Award© Winning Actor and Activist
  • Brieanne DeWind
    Social Media Curator, National Women’s History Museum LA Council
  • Joy Donnell
    SUPERJOY Media
  • Karriann Farrell Hinds
    Vice President, Los Angeles County Commission for Women
  • Jackie Filla, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Political Science, Mount Saint Mary’s University and President, Los Angeles City Commission on the Status of Women
  • Kimberly Freeman, PhD
    Associate Dean, Chief Diversity Officer, USC Dornsife
  • Sabrina Garba
    Founder and CEO, Glass Ladder Group and Women’s Impact Accelerator
  • Sarah Gibbons
    Founder and CEO, Sarah Gibbons Company Executive Coaching
  • Nicole Haggard, PhD
    Media and Social Justice Instructor, Mount Saint Mary’s University
  • Brady Hahn
    Founder, The Noodle Collective, LLC
  • Rosalyn Kempf, EdD
    AVP Student Affairs and Women’s Leadership, Mount Saint Mary’s University
  • Abbe Land
    Executive Director, Los Angeles County Women and Girls Initiative
  • Kristin McCowan
    Executive Director, Getty House Foundation
  • Holly J. Mitchell
    California State Senate, 30th District
  • Denise Pines
    President, Medical Board of California
  • Luzanne Otte
    Lawyer and Writer
  • Diane Reichenberger
    VP Global Consumer Products, Mattel, Inc.
  • Megan Sellers
    Business Intelligence, Verizon Media
  • Sharon Shelton
    VP, Empowerment Services, YWCA Greater Los Angeles
  • Lindy Huang Werges
    Entrepreneur, Diversity Advocate, Philanthropist