“When you know in your heart you have a really great idea that could help make the world a better place, avoid the naysayers and don’t be afraid to ruffle some feathers. One woman really can make a difference.” – Jacqueline Caster, Founder and President, Everychild Foundation
Each year, the Women’s Foundation of California honors California’s women leaders at the Momentum Awards. This inspiring and fun event is an opportunity to reflect and celebrate the accomplishments of amazing leaders.
We all have the power to make a difference. Our Momentum Awards 2011 honorees make that clear. Each honoree identified a problem, brought it to light and made a difference that sparked change in others.
Join us to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of these women. Together we will connect, inspire and ignite change. Together we will build momentum for the future!
Momentum Awards 2011
Montage Beverly Hills
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 20, 2011
11:30AM – 2PM
Read about our Momentum Awards 2011 honorees:
California State Senator Carol Liu
Senator Liu, a champion for the health and safety of women, children and families, focuses on foster and homeless youth, seniors and people with disabilities. She chairs numerous committees including the Budget Subcommittee on Education and the Select Committee on Women and Children in the Criminal Justice System. Instrumental in the creation and implementation of the Women’s Foundation Women’s Policy Institute, Senator Liu served as a mentor and authored several bills with the Institute’s fellows.
Jacqueline Caster started Everychild Foundation after a career as a lawyer and urban planner. In just 10 years the Everychild Foundation has made grants of over $8.5 million. Everychild’s unique model of giving has spurred the creation of several new foundations with a similar giving format—two as far away as London. Everychild Foundation has provided an exciting and engaging philanthropic opportunity for busy women to give back in a meaningful way without making a large time commitment.
California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative
The California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative was recognized by the New York Times, NPR and the City and County of San Francisco for their advocacy and research on behalf of nail salon workers. The Collaborative is a group of 35 organizations throughout California that addresses reproductive and environmental justice and health issues facing nail salon workers and their communities through public policy, research, industry outreach and education. Along with the Women’s Foundation Women’s Policy Institute, the Collaborative was instrumental in passing the California Safe Cosmetics Act and the San Francisco Nail Salon Recognition Ordinance. The Women’s Foundation was a first funder of the Collaborative.