Children's Bureau Honored: Women Leaders from Across California Gather to Honor Female Trailblazers, Groundbreakers at Leadership Event April 24 in Los Angeles

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Women Leaders from Across California Gather to Honor Female Trailblazers, Groundbreakers at Leadership Event April 24 in Los Angeles

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A distinguished group of California leaders including a pioneer in satellite engineering and leaders in government service, criminal justice, and youth advocacy will be honored at a Legacy of Leadership awards celebration on April 24 in Los Angeles. The awards event will celebrate Leadership California’s history as a dynamic organization that works to foster diversity, inclusiveness, and women’s leadership throughout the state, and strives to enhance the quality of life for Californians.

Honorees include Legacy of Service awardee Janet Napolitano, President, University of California; Trailblazer awardee Jackie Lacey, Los Angeles County District Attorney; Corporate Trailblazer awardee, STEM education advocate and former space satellite systems engineer Dr. Wanda Austin, President & CEO, The Aerospace Corporation, Retired; and Children’s Bureau, a 110-year-old organization dedicated to child abuse prevention. Alex Morales, President & CEO, and Julia Stewart, Board Chair, will accept a Community Leader Award on behalf of Children’s Bureau.

The Legacy of Leadership Awards celebrates 26 years of inspiring professional women to move from “Success to Significance” by honoring women who lead the way to better lives for Californians through civic, business, technological and service achievements. Notable women leaders from across California will attend.

The event location is: Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza on April 24, 2017 at 6:15 p.m.
The public is invited to purchase tickets and sponsorships at

About Leadership California
Leadership California is a network of over 1,600 accomplished women, dedicated to advancing the leadership role of women in impacting business, social issues and public policy. It is also a unique program, designed to develop and mobilize female leaders. From corporate, academic, state and community organizations across the state, Leadership California draws a diverse group of executive women into its annual California Issues and Trends (CIT) program, Washington D.C. program, and Central Valley Women’s Forum, where attendees gain new insights on complex global, national and regional issues. Leadership California prepares and inspires women to advance their leadership in business, communities and public policy. The organization holds to the core value of “Moving Women from Success to Significance” and recognizes women’s pivotal role in influencing California’s future.

Information, sponsorships and individual tickets are available at: or by calling 626-793-7834.

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