The Women’s Foundation of California welcomes back board member Elmy Bermejo!

by Kamika Dunlap

Please join us in welcoming Elmy Bermejo back to the Board of Directors of the Women’s Foundation of California. Elmy previously served on the Board of the Foundation between 2003-2010 and we are thrilled to welcome her back.

Elmy has an amazing life and career history and has been an incredible resource in the many ways she supports the Foundation and our partners to advance gender, racial, and economic justice.

As an experienced government and civic leader with a passion for building, connecting and strengthening relationships to assist people and organizations achieve their goals, Elmy has been a senior government official with more than 25 years of experience in executive level management, strategic planning, policy development and advocacy. She has a successful record of collaboration with public and private stakeholders on a range of issues including paid leave, disaster relief and small business.

Elmy recently served as a Senior Adviser and Outreach Director for Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis, the first woman ever elected to this position in California She previously served in President Barack Obama’s Administration as the Regional Representative for the Secretary of Labor in the Western United States and as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs in Washington D.C.  Elmy is currently the President of the San Francisco Commission on the Environment and serves on the board of The Beneficial State Foundation. She previously served on the California Commission on the Status of Women and is a recipient of the Dolores Huerta Woman of Courage Award from the US Hispanic Leadership Institute.


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