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Office of Women's Policy to Release Report on the State of Women and Girls in Santa Clara County

Comprehensive Report to Precede Launching of Countywide Initiative to Address Needs of Women and Girls to Succeed
WHAT:
The County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy will present an unprecedented report on how women and girls in Santa Clara County are doing in terms of four crucial policy areas. The presentation will include keynote remarks and policy briefings on education the economy, health, and violence and crime.

The State of Women and Girls in Santa Clara County is a powerful informative tool for decision makers, grant writers, economists, and strategists alike, so they can take action and advocate for the well-being of women, families and the community.

WHO:
County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
President George Shirakawa
Supervisor Mike Wasserman
County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy
Honorary Chairs: U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren, County of Santa Clara Supervisor Liz Kniss, Hon. Blanca Alvarado, Hon. Susan Hammer, Hon. Suzanne Wilson, Hon. Dianne McKenna and Hon. Becky Morgan
Advisory Board Members
Community Leaders and Representatives

WHEN:
Friday, March 23, 2012, 9:00a.m.-11:00 a.m.

WHERE:
County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors Chambers
70 West Hedding St. San Jose, CA 95110

WHY:
In the fall of 2011, the Office of Women’s Policy convened an Advisory Board comprised of thirty-two stakeholders representing a cross-section of disciplines to help develop a framework to better understand how women and girls in Santa Clara County are faring in four key areas: education, economic prosperity, health and violence and crime. This report provides an unprecedented and comprehensive map toward a formal countywide agenda for women and girls.

Presentation of the report is free but registration is required at: http://owp2012.eventbrite.com
For questions regarding this report or event, please contact Office of Women’s Policy Analyst Carla Collins at 408.299.5152, or carla.collins@ceo.sccgov.org in the Office of the County Executive. 408-299-5152

Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Marina Hinestrosa, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119; Esther Peralez-Dieckmann, Office of Women’s Policy (408) 299-5142
Posted: March 15, 2012