Women’s Leadership Workshop


Join us for the

9th Annual Women’s Leadership Workshop

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WLW1Women are underrepresented in leadership positions, and recent data suggest that women earned 83% of what men earned. The goal of the conference is to empower women with the skills to acknowledge, and embrace their worth! Learn evidence-based, effective skills for negotiation, as well as strategies for fostering and building strong, supportive mentoring relationships.


ASKeynote speaker, Archana Sahgal ’99, is a former Obama White House official. She works at the intersection of politics and movement building to create social change. Sahgal’s network has helped her navigate the opportunities and challenges along the way. Sahgal will share experiences from her time at CMC leading up to the 2017 Presidential Inauguration as she submitted her letter of resignation.

Archana Sahgal has spent two decades designing and executing strategies for achieving policy reform and social change within the philanthropic, nonprofit, and public sectors.  Archana served in the Obama White House as Senior Associate Director for Public Engagement where she led stakeholder engagement with organized labor and
progressive advocates around President Obama’s policy priorities. She also served at the U.S. Department of Commerce as Director of Advisory Committees and Industry Outreach where she oversaw the President’s Export Council, President’s Advisory Committee on Doing Business in Africa, U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board,
and over a dozen other advisory committees.  Most recently she served as Senior Advisor at the Democracy Alliance, one of the country’s largest drivers of activist progressive philanthropy.  Sahgal also worked with other foundations and philanthropic efforts across the country including The San Francisco Foundation, Rosenberg Foundation, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, Proteus Fund, The Progressive Era Project, and George Soros’ Open Society Foundations directing over $15 million in resources to push for immigration reform.  Sahgal also built The Civic Engagement Fund, the first ever fund supporting Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian communities.  Her work has also been profiled in the New York Times, Teen Vogue, Buzzfeed, and WNYC.  She served on the board of directors of the Korematsu Institute, Californians for Justice, and South Asian American Leaders of Tomorrow (SAALT). Sahgal received her B.A. from Claremont McKenna College (’99) and J.D. from University of California Davis School of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of California.


11:15- 11:45 am Registration at the Athenaeum.

11:45am – 1:15 pm: Keynote/Lunch at Athenaeum

1:30 – 2:30 pm: Networking and Mentoring (Michelle Chamberlain and Beth Milev)

2:30 – 2:45 pm: COFFEE BREAK

2:45 – 3:45 pm: Effective Negotiation (Jan Koors)

3:45 – 4:30 pm: Closing session/goal setting