WLAC board member, Bentrish Satarzadeh, put on the 4th annual Elect To Run event on June 9, 2017, in San Francisco. This award-winning program was developed by California Women Lawyers to educate and encourage women to run for public office, meet other women who have run for office, as well as those who support or train women to run, and to get the information you need to decide whether you want to run. Ms. Satarzadeh moderated a panel with the Mayor of Oakland, Libby Schaaf, Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, the City Attorney of Oakland, Barbara Barker, San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen, and Alameda County Superior Court Judge Victoria Kolakowski.
The event was a huge success where women were able to better understand the requirements, pathways and benefits of taking on a leadership role in public service. The event is repeated every year –with odd years in Northern California. Please join WLAC today to get email updates about beneficial programs like these!
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WLAC is a affiliate of California Women Lawyers (CWL), a statewide bar association. CWL brings together leaders from around the state to advocate for issues important to women lawyers. By working together, WLAC and CWL support and strengthen each other.
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