Celebrating 20 Years of the Solís Policy Institute - Women's Foundation California

When I close my eyes, I can still see the California Museum courtyard aglow with the beautiful faces of Solís Policy Institute (SPI) fellows, alum, and our fierce community. I still feel surrounded by the powerful and electric energy of the evening. Gathering in person filled me with overwhelming pride to belong to such an amazing community. 

The awe-inspiring work of our honorees—advocates, policymakers, changemakers, and SPI fellows and alum—fuels us forward in our work to advance racial, economic, and gender justice. A special thank you to our Emcee Anna Malaika Tubbs and the fabulous welcome from California Secretary of State, Dr. Shirley Weber. And to all our honorees: thank you for all the work you have done and continue to do to build our feminist future:

Dr. Beatriz María Solís Awardees:  

Champion Awardees:

Trailblazer Awardees:

Catalyst Awardees:

Visionary Awardees:

Cindy Marano Leadership Awardees: 

Together, we know we can do more—and today we’re asking for your support. Whether it’s five dollars or five hundred, your donation will help us advance our shared feminist future and invest in the long arc of change.


A special thank you to our sponsors, partners, host committee, and Women’s Foundation California board and staff for making the occasion so spectacular. I could have stayed all night dancing at the after-party.

Join us throughout the year to continue celebrating our wins together, passing over 50 pieces of California feminist policy and supporting SPI.

Let’s keep the love, feminist leadership, generosity, and spirit that brought us together alive.

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