Women's Empowerment Day -- Bakersfield

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) is partnering with California Women Lead and Aera to bring a one-day conference to Bakersfield that provides women the skills and tools to be empowered leaders.


Mon., Oct. 26, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Aera Conference Center 50, 10000 Ming Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93311


  • Senator Andy Vidak
  • Fiona Ma, Member, State Board of Equalization; former Assembly Speaker Pro Tem; and President, California Women Lead
  • Connie Conway, Former Assembly Minority Leader; Appointee, California Community Colleges Board of Governors and Member, California Women Lead
  • Christina Sistrunk, President and CEO, Aera Energy LLC
  • Cassandra Pye, President, 3.14 Communications and Vice President, CA Women Lead
  • Lynne Johnson Carrithers, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Aera Energy LLC
  • Cynthia Pollard, Director of Public Affairs, Aera Energy LLC
  • Shirley Gordon, Vice President of Operations, State Farm Insurance
  • Melissa Poole, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Paramount Farming Company
  • Connie Perez, Commissioner, California State Lottery
  • Janelle Capra, Principal, Capra PR
  • Michele Bresso, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor, Kern Community College District
  • Mari Perez-Dowling, Director, Community Relations, Univision
  • Robin Mangarin Scott, Senior Director of Strategic Marketing, Dignity Health Bakersfield Memorial and Mercy Hospitals
  • Rachel Michelin, CEO, California Women Lead and Gubernatorial Appointee, California Board of Optometry

California Women Lead is a nonpartisan, issue-neutral association committed to encouraging and training women to be leaders in their communities.

For more information and to register, please visit www.cawomenlead.org.