209 Magazine will host the 3rd annual Women’s Leadership Round Table breakfast (formerly the Turlock Women’s Leadership Round Table) on Oct. 11, 2018, sponsored by Hilmar Cheese Company.
This year’s theme is “I am Woman.” Don’t miss this chance to be inspired by women leaders in public safety, business, government and healthcare who embraced the roles they chose in life.
Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for a buffet breakfast. The round table discussion will start at 8:30 a.m. The event will be held at Hilmar Cheese Company’s Visitor Center, 9001 Lander Ave., Hilmar.
Tickets are $20 each ($160 for table of eight). To reserve tickets, email [email protected] or call 209-634-9141. Proceeds of the ticket sales will go towards a 209 Magazine scholarship fund for women.
The 2018 Women’s Leadership Round Table panelists are currently being confirmed. Check back for complete panelist information including biographies.
Your business or organization can sponsor the 209 Women’s Leadership Round Table. Packages range from $500 to $2,500 and include advertisements for your business in MNC newspapers and websites (Turlock Journal, Ceres Courier, Oakdale Leader, Riverbank News, Escalon Times, Manteca Bulletin and the Ripon Bulletin) and in award-winning publication 209 Magazine.
2017 Panelist Bios
Former UNICEF Director and only woman to serve as U.S. Agriculture Secretary
Ann Veneman has a distinguished career in public service, serving as the Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) from 2005 to 2010 and as the United States Secretary of Agriculture from 2001 to 2005. She is the only woman ever to serve in that position. Veneman’s leadership and vision has been recognized both nationally and internationally. In 2009, she was named to the Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list, and she has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Women Making History Award from the National Women’s History Museum in 2016.
California Secretary of Agriculture
Karen Ross was appointed Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture on Jan. 12, 2011, by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Secretary Ross has deep leadership experience in agricultural issues nationally, internationally, and here in California. Prior to joining CDFA, Secretary Ross was chief of staff for U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a position she accepted in 2009. Prior to that appointment, she served as President of the California Association of Winegrape Growers from 1996- 2009, and as Vice President of the Agricultural Council of California from 1989-1996.
California Water Resources Control Board Member
Dorene D’Adamo was appointed to the State Water Resources Control Board by Governor Brown in 2013. She previously served on the California Air Resources Board from 1999-2013 under the Brown, Schwarzenegger and Davis administrations, where she was instrumental in the board’s air quality and climate change programs and regulations. D’Adamo served in various capacities for members of Congress from the San Joaquin Valley over a 20-year period, working primarily on environmental, water and agricultural legislative policy.
Stanislaus County Supervisor
Kristin Olsen was elected to the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors in June 2016 and began her term in January 2017, after representing Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties in the California State Assembly since 2010. In addition to her elected role as a County Supervisor, Olsen serves as the Vice Chair of the California Republican Party and runs her own consulting firm named Red Suit. Olsen served as Assembly Republican Leader from 2014 through early 2016. Prior to being elected to the Assembly, Olsen served five years on the Modesto City Council (2005-10).
Kern County Supervisor
Leticia Perez was elected to the Kern County Board of Supervisors for a second term in June 2016. She was recently elected as the 2nd Vice President of California State Association of Counties and serves as the Chair of the Latino/a Caucus of California Counties. She is also Governor Brown’s appointed member of the Board of State and Community Corrections and co-chairs the Executive Steering Committee overseeing the Prop 47 grant process and program development. Before elected service, Perez was selected as the first woman president of the Kern County Bar’s Criminal Defense Section.