Women Breaking Boundaries: Latina Leaders
Spring 2017 Theme: Latina Leaders
When: Monday, March 27, 2017
Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: University Student Union Ballroom @ California State University San Marcos
Students / Faculty / Staff / Alumni - FREE
Community Members - $10 (includes parking)
Moderated by: Dr. Patricia Prado-Olmos, Vice President of Community Engagement, CSUSM
- Alessandra Lezama, CEO, Abacus Next
- Ana De Santiago, Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County DA Office
- Catherine Garcia, News Anchor, NBC 7 News
- Mara Elliott, City Attorney, City of San Diego
Background and Purpose
In April 2016, CSUSM President Karen Haynes met with University Council members Rita Brandin (senior vice president, Development director at Newland Communities) and Linda Bailey (president of Community Strategies Group) to discuss an idea for a co-curricular, distinguished speaker series featuring successful women. The intended goal is to feature successful women leaders and provide a forum for the women to share their career journeys/paths, particularly in nontraditional fields/sectors.
Women Breaking Boundaries Speaker Series events will consist of a panel of 3-5 women. For each event we will have a common thread or theme. The event will begin with networking and light refreshments. Then, a one-hour moderated panel discussion will take place. Following the panel discussion, time will be allotted for questions from the audience.