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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

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Team - about us



Esther Aguilera – President & CEO of the Latino Corporate Directors Association


Annalisa Barrett – Senior Advisor with the KPMG Board Leadership Center


Betsy Berkhemer Credaire – CEO of 50/50 Women on Boards


Reveta Bowers – Former Board Chair of Common-Sense Media Board Chair


Julie Castro Abrams – CEO and Chair of How Women Lead


David Chun - CEO & Founder of Equilar


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

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


Amanda Packel – Managing Director of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University


Anne Sheehan – Former Director of Corporate Governance at CalSTRS 



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


Kimberly Gudino - Advisor & College Ambassador, Women's Foundation California


Liz Heller - Managing Director of memBrain LLC


Tim Kendall Cofounder of Moment


Monique Lane, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at St. Mary’s College of California

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

Esta Soler - Founder and President, Futures Without Violence


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

Chuck Wolfe - CEO, The Chiles Group 


Shafia Zaloom - Author & Health Educator​ 

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