Cal Poly Pomona President Soraya M. Coley will deliver the keynote speech at the Young Women’s Leadership Summit on Friday, March 27 at the Chaffey College Chino Community Center.
The aim of the summit is to empower, educate and promote leadership among young women. The conference is geared toward high school seniors and college students, and Coley encourages Cal Poly Pomona students to attend.
State Sen. Connie Leyva, who is holding the summit in partnership with Chaffey College, will recognize the Woman of the Year in the 20th Senate District at a noon luncheon. Ethel Gardner, the founder and executive director of the Kennedy Austin Foundation in Pomona, will be honored.
The summit, which celebrates Women’s History Month, will feature informational panels, motivational speakers and a resource fair from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Coley will share highlights from her journey to become the first female president of Cal Poly Pomona. Leyva will address the critical need for education and leadership among young women, and the importance of the voice of women in the state Legislature.
Informational panels on health, education and workforce development are scheduled. Dr. Rosalyn Milenkiewicz of Kaiser-Permanente will discuss wellness and nutrition for young women. Scott Lukesh, the director of the Femineer’s program at Freemont Academy in Pomona, will address education issues. A representative from Girl Scouts of America will discuss leadership and entrepreneurship.
Resource fair participants will include the University of La Verne, Project Sister, the Inland Empire Health Plan and Kaiser-Permanente.
Seating is limited. To reserve a spot, call (909) 591-7016 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chaffey College Chino Community Center is at 5890 College Park Ave., Chino.