The panel, moderated by Protima Pandey, Director of the Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy, will share how they broke barriers to become successful leaders, and why it’s important to sustain and grow women in leadership roles.
Speakers include Dr. Mary Ann Dewan, Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools; Dolores Alvarado, CEO of Community Health Partnership; and Upuia Ahkiong, founder of Women Entrepreneurs Launch (WELA).
“Advocating for gender equity in leadership includes creating opportunities to learn from women who have made an impact in our communities,” said Protima Pandey. “Today, as we battle a global pandemic, new constraints to women’s participation and leadership require us to engage in learning about past successes that broke barriers, the ways in which women are involved in leading us while the epidemic surges, and the reasons to keep women centered in post-pandemic recovery. Hearing from women who have walked the talk is a powerful narrative of what we can accomplish with support from each other.”
The talk is offered in support of the Museum’s exhibition, “Rise Up! The Fight for Women’s Suffrage,” on display through Feb 21, 2021. While the Museum’s indoor gallery is temporarily closed due to the County’s COVID-19 response, visitors are welcome to browse a condensed version of “Rise Up!” mounted on the porch of the J. Gilbert Smith House.
The “Women in Leadership” program is free to attend, but registrations are required at losaltoshistory.org/WomenInLeadership.
Los Altos History Museum began in 1977 with the opening of the J. Gilbert Smith House historic farmhouse, built in 1905. In 2001, the Los Altos History Museum opened its modern building next door, which houses the Museum’s collections, permanent and changing exhibits, store and administrative offices. The Museum and its grounds are available for rent during evenings and weekends. Its collections are owned by the City of Los Altos and are managed by an independent nonprofit organization, whose staff and volunteers are responsible for all programs and operations.
The indoor Museum and J. Gilbert Smith House are currently closed. The gardens, outdoor agricultural exhibits and picnic area are accessible beyond Museum hours. For more information, visit: www.losaltoshistory.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 650.948.9427 x14.
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