Kaiser Permanente Teams with Professional BusinessWomen of California to Empower Women at Work

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Top integrated health care system amplifies commitment to female career development

Kaiser Permanente is the headline sponsor of the 30th Anniversary conference of the Professional BusinessWomen of California (PBWC) on April 23, continuing its deep commitment to the professional development and advancement of women in the workplace and its long affiliation with PBWC. Kaiser Permanente is the largest integrated health system in the United States and an organization rooted in the San Francisco Bay Area.

During the conference, Kaiser Permanente and PBWC will bring together more than 7,000 women of all backgrounds at San Francisco's Moscone Center South to inform, empower, inspire and catalyze professional advancement. Thousands of California women attend the PBWC conference each year to network and be inspired, including hundreds of Kaiser Permanente employees seeking to excel in all stages of their careers.

“At Kaiser Permanente, we celebrate equity and inclusion as core strengths in our organization,” said Rita Ng, MD, Physician in Chief, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. “In order to successfully deliver on our mission to provide exceptional quality and affordable health care, we embrace and nurture diversity in our team and in our members.”

As one of the largest women's organizations with a diverse community of more than 45,000 professionals worldwide, PBWC fosters professional development that breaks down silos, bridging seniority, specialty, gender, race and identity.

“This year's conference theme, “Unstoppable,’ is a celebration of the resilience of women who, in the face of challenges, choose courage and, when things don’t go as planned, find strength along another path,” said Dominica Anderson, PBWC Vice Chair.

The conference experience is designed to give attendees the tools, inspiration and networks to grow their careers, ascend to the C-suite, strengthen corporate boards, lift their colleagues and give back to their communities.

Kaiser Permanente's extensive involvement with the conference will include a hosted exposition area with educational health and wellness resources along with a breakout session on health and fitness. Kaiser Permanente employees will lead a “KP Wellness Break,” a dynamic mindfulness exercise designed to strengthen resilience, focus, and self-awareness through focused breathing and movement.

During PBWC’s 30th Anniversary event, Yvette Radford, Vice President, External and Community Affairs, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, will be recognized for her commitment to mentoring and advancing women. She will receive PBWC's Industry Leader Award. Both PBWC and Kaiser Permanente have sustained impact and longevity in supporting professional development and wellness in women, and the 30th Anniversary conference will highlight their shared legacy in the Bay Area and California.

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About PBWC
The Professional BusinessWomen of California was founded in 1989 by U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier to provide skill development, networking opportunities and inspiration to women at all career levels to achieve their own ambitions and collectively advance gender equity in professional settings. Community events, monthly webinars and an annual conference provide forums for women’s professional and personal growth and development with tools, training workshops, resources, mentoring and motivation. The organization also presents an annual academic scholarship to a minimum of three California women who are high school seniors. PBWC is headquartered in Northern California and is one of the largest women’s organizations, with a diverse community of over 45,000 professionals worldwide and dozens of corporate sponsors and media partners. Media partners include KCBS, Alice 97.3 and Q102. Learn more at pbwc.org.

For more information, contact:

Jonathan Bair
(510) 987-3900

Laura Ruark
Bospar for PBWC
(540) 599-7886

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