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August 23, 2011 > Women's Equality Day

Women's Equality Day

Submitted By Gwendolyn Mitchell and Marina Hinestrosa

The Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women and the Office of Women's Policy will host their annual breakfast on August 26 to celebrate Women's Equality Day which commemorates the anniversary of women's right to vote in the United States. This year's event marks the 91st anniversary of women's right to vote and will gather hundreds of civic leaders to celebrate the achievements of women and discuss challenges and opportunities for women's advancement.

The following will be present, or represented, at the event: Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors; Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women; Santa Clara County Office of Women's Policy; community leaders and supporters.

For nearly 40 years, the Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women has advised the Board of Supervisors on equal participation and treatment and other issues that affect the lives of women and girls in Santa Clara County. The Commission works with the Office of Women's Policy and women's organizations on joint strategic initiatives and advocacy for women at all levels.

Panelists will be Elmy Bermejo (Department of Labor, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs); Kim Warren (INTEL, Women's Initiative Manager for Global Diversity Education & External Relations) and Phyllis Stuart Pires (SAP Labs North America, Vice President, Global Head of Diversity). The discussion will be moderated by the Honorable Judge LaDoris Cordell (Ret.), San Jose Independent Police Auditor.

For information or sponsorship opportunities, contact the Santa Clara County Office of Women's Policy at (408) 299-5152, or visit http://owp.sccgov.org

Women's Equality Day Breakfast
Friday, August 26
7 a.m. - 9 a.m.
India Community Center
525 Los Coches Street, Milpitas
(408) 299-5152
http://owp.sccgov.org

Tickets: $45 per person

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