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County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy to Host 2010 Summit For Women and Girls

Hundreds of Community, Government and Business Leaders to Attend, Support December 2-4 Meetings and Events

Women and Girls 2010 Summit: Thriving in the New Economy is a high-energy, interactive summit that will gather 300 policy makers, and business and community leaders who recognize that improving the status of women is fundamental to achieve sustainable economic development. Through keynote and panel presentations, discussions and breakout sessions, participants will take steps to ensure true equality and opportunity for women and girls in a new, green economy in Silicon Valley.

County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy
Government, community and business leaders
Keynote Speaker: Joan Blades, Co-founder and President of, founder of

Thursday, December 2, 2010
Reality Tours
Various sites

Friday, December 3, 2010, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Women and Girls 2010 Summit
San José City Hall Rotunda, 200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA
Registration fee: $75 (Includes all events on December 2 and 3).
Register at

Saturday, December 4, 2010
For Young Women! Leadership through Creative Expression
Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1704 Alum Rock Avenue San Jose
Registration fee: $5

As investments in the emerging green economy grow, new careers paths are emerging to create higher-wage, non-traditional occupations and opportunities for women. Women and Girls 2010 Summit will gather 300 community, government and business leaders in Silicon Valley who are committed to creating, through dialogue and action planning, true equality and opportunities for women and girls.

The summit is the foundation of a countywide initiative to ensure that all women in Santa Clara County are valued and celebrated for their abilities, talents and contributions. The goal of the initiative is to ensure that women have access to education, training and career opportunities in Silicon Valley, with fair and equitable compensation, and flexibility in the workplace to support their needs.

For general information, sponsorship opportunities or to register, contact Carla Collins, Office of Women’s Policy at or (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) 398-0541
Posted: November 23, 2010