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OUR VALUES

Partnership

We know that we’re better together than alone. Partnership means valuing others’ voices, recognizing our strengths, and collaborating for collective impact and the common good. Partnership is a strength multiplier and how we scale our impact.

 

Equity

Our vision is a more equitable California, harnessing the creativity, problem-solving, and ingenuity of all its people to lead the nation and the world. Equity is the key that unlocks our potential and allows us to thrive.

Innovation

California’s innovative spirit shines from Silicon Valley to Hollywood and everywhere in between. By connecting personal, public, and private sectors, we can devise innovative solutions to our most complex challenges.

OUR MISSION

In partnership with the people of California, California Partners Project champions gender equity across the state and ensures our state’s media and technology industries are a force for good in the lives of all children.

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WHO WE ARE

Board of Directors

Becky Beland McNaught

Becky Beland McNaught

Senior VP, Communications & External Affairs, Sacramento Kings

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Ann O’Leary

Ann O’Leary

Partner, Jenner & Block

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Devika Bhushan, MD

Devika Bhushan, MD

Pediatrician, public health leader, and writer

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Ahmad Thomas

Ahmad Thomas

CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

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Lisa Ling

Lisa Ling

Emmy Award-winning journalist and bestselling author

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Norah Weinstein

Norah Weinstein

Co-CEO, Baby2Baby

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Olivia Morgan

Olivia Morgan

Co-founder and Board Chair
California Partners Project

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Tom Willis

Tom Willis

Partner, Olson Remcho

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“California is a state of innovators and bold ideas, of leaders who challenge assumptions and brave new approaches to old – and new – challenges. The California Partners Project is positioned to contribute in concrete ways to making the most of this moment, and this leadership.”

California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Co-founder, California Partners Project

Our Team

California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom

California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Co-founder

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Orlena Perez Watson

Orlena Perez Watson

Finance & Operations Manager

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Olivia Morgan

Olivia Morgan

Co-founder and Board Chair

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Jennifer Heifferon

Jennifer Heifferon

Program Director, Child Well-being

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Carolyn Gan

Carolyn Gan

Executive Director

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Elizabeth Cheong

Elizabeth Cheong

Program Manager, Gender Equity

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Leigha Weinberg

Leigha Weinberg

Program Director, Gender Equity

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Leah Rooney, MPA

Leah Rooney, MPA

Program Manager, Child Well-being

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Our Advisors

Meet the experts who inform and guide our work.

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CHILD WELL-BEING

ADVISORY COUNCIL

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GENDER EQUITY

ADVISORY COUNCIL

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YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

PARTNERSHIP IN ACTION

Join us as we take action on critical issues that are timely, relevant, and make a difference in the lives of all Californians.

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