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Gender Equity Summit: Women, Wealth, & Power Program
December 14th, 2023

Introductory Remarks
California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Carolyn Gan, California Partners Project

Opening Presentation: Women in the Economy
Heather McCulloch and Céline Apollon, Aspen Institute Financial Security Program

Spotlight: Valuing Caregiving
Aquilina Soriano Versoza, Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California; Elena
Chávez Quezada, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

Panel Discussion: Pay Equity
Maria Salinas, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce; Jessica Stender, Equal
Rights Advocates; Dr. Veronica Terriquez, UCLA Chicano Studies Research
Center; Leigha Weinberg, California Partners Project
Roundtable Discussion: Economic Mobility

Spotlight: Women’s Representation on Boards
Olivia Morgan, California Partners Project

Panel Discussion: Venture Capital
Aileen Lee, Cowboy Ventures; Brit Morin, Offline Ventures; Linnea Roberts,
GingerBread Capital; Paige Hendrix Buckner, All Raise

Spotlight: The Sustainable Economy
Director Wendy Chun-Hoon, Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor
Roundtable Discussion: Representation, Power, and Access to Capital

Closing Remarks
California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom

“The twin pillars of our work – gender equity and child wellbeing – are intimately interconnected, and they both forefront teamwork and cooperation over individualism and going it alone.”


Jennifer Siebel Newsom

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