WHAT: Hundreds of leaders and supporters will convene on Thursday at the County of Santa Clara Commission on the Status of Women and the Office of Women’s Policy’s Annual Reception. This year’s theme is “Women leaders in the Green Economy, ” which will celebrate achievements of women, and discuss challenges and opportunities for the advancement of women in today’s economy. WHO: County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors Linda Ramirez Jones, County of Santa Clara Commission on the Status of Women Vice-Chair Esther Peralez-Dieckmann, Director, County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy Keynote Speaker: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Chief Executive Officer of Green for All WHEN: Thursday, August 26, 2010, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95050 WHY: Women’s Equality Day commemorates the anniversary of women’s right to vote in the United States. The reception acknowledges outstanding women and their accomplishments, and will launch activities leading to “Women and Girls 2010: Thriving in the New Economy,” an important policy summit scheduled for December 2010.
On the Commission on the Status of Women For 37 years, the County of Santa Clara Commission on the Status of Women has advised the Board of Supervisors on equal participation and treatment, and other issues that affect the lives of women and girls in Santa Clara County. The Commission works with the Office of Women’s Policy on joint strategic initiatives, collaborates with key women’s organizations, and provides a unified voice for women at the local and state level.
Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Marina Hinestrosa, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119; Esther Peralez-Dieckmann, Office of Women’s Policy (408) 299-5142; Commissioner Linda Ramirez Jones, Event Chair (408) 691-2794 Posted: August 25, 2010