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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.


Partnership, Equity and Innovation


Our vision is a more equitable California, harnessing the ingenuity of all its people to lead the nation and the world in addressing the challenges of gender equity and the impact of media and technology on child development. 

We believe that Californians will thrive economically, socially and individually when women have access to the same leadership roles as men.  That the technology and media that drive our economy and shape our future can and should be a force for good. And that industries, institutions and individuals have a moral obligation to consider how their actions impact others, especially children. 


We know that we’re better together than alone. Partnership is key to maintaining the bold and innovative leadership that has always defined the Golden state.

“We are living in a time of great change, which can feel chaotic and frightening.  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.”


Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Co-founder, California Partners Project

Board - about us



Team - about us



Esther Aguilera – Former President & CEO, Latino Corporate Directors Association


Annalisa Barrett – Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center


Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire – CEO, 50/50 Women on Boards


Reveta Bowers – Former Board Chair, Common Sense Media 


Julie Castro Abrams – CEO & Chair, How Women Lead


David Chun - CEO & Founder, Equilar, Inc.


Hannah-Beth Jackson - California State Senator (Retired), Author of SB826

Donna LucasCEO & Founder, Lucas Public Affairs

Heather McCullochFounder, Women in the Economy, Entrepeneur-in-Residence, Aspen Institute Financial Security Program  


Amanda Packel – Managing Director, Stanford University's Rock Center for Corporate Governance


Anne Sheehan – Former Director of Corporate Governance, CalSTRS 

Miriam Warren - Chief Diversity Officer, Yelp



Elizabeth Estes - Founder of Breaking Barriers California, Children and Education of Counsel, AALR

Vicki Harrison, MSW - Program Director, Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing


Tim Kendall Cofounder of Moment

S. Marshall Perry, Ph.D. - Vice Provost of Graduate Programs & Academic Innovation at St. Mary's College of California 

Caroline Uchechi Adanma Okorie, MD, MPH - Clinical Associate Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine

Esta Soler - Founder and President, Futures Without Violence


Veronica Terriquez, Ph.D. - Director, UCLA Chicano Research Studies Center


Shafia Zaloom - Author & Health Educator​ 

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