Welcome to She Shares

She Shares, launched in March 2012, is a unique conversation series featuring trailblazing women leaders who have created a lasting impact for women in California and beyond.
Each conversation is a candid and unrehearsed exchange with a prominent journalist moderator. She Shares events provide an opportunity for business and cultural leaders, public figures, elected officials and other professionals to network and to be inspired by the personal journey of the keynote speaker. It also provides an opportunity for the next generation of women leaders to be mentored by accomplished professionals through our mentorship program.


Previous speakers includC alifornia’s First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the authors of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics; Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore, Arts Advocate & Painter, Marcy Friedman, NPR International Correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Intel Corporation and President of the Intel Foundation, Rosalind Hudnell; Appointments Secretary to Governor Brown, Mona Pasquil; President & CEO of Wilcox Miller & Nelson, Diane Miller; U.S. Representative, Doris Matsui; CNN political commentator and founder of Dewey Square Group’s Latinovations practice, Maria Cardona; nationally syndicated columnist, Debra Saunders; political reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Melanie Mason; President, NAACP California/Hawaii, Alice Huffman; Founder and President of Skelton Strategies, Karen Skelton; veteran Los Angeles Times political columnist, George Skelton; former White House Press Secretary, Dee Dee Myers; Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach, Nancy Lieberman; President of the University of California, Janet Napolitano; California State Controller, Betty T. Yee; former California State Assembly Republican Leader, Kristin Olsen; former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis; former Speaker of the California State Assembly, State Senator Toni Atkins; journalist, author and activist, Maria Shriver; President of Business Operations for the Sacramento Kings, Matina Kolokotronis; former Governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm; California’s First Lady and Special Counsel to the Governor, Anne Gust Brown; former UC Davis Chancellor, Linda Katehi; Executive Secretary to Governor Brown, Nancy McFadden; former California Attorney General, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris; and California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

She Shares would not be possible without the generous support and dedication of its founding sponsors.

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Mentoring Future Leaders

Run in partnership with the California Center for Civic Participation, She Shares offers a mentorship and networking opportuntiy for young women.


For more information, contact She Shares.


She Shares offers event sponsorship at many levels for organizations and businesses interested in supporting the next generation of women leaders. Because the California Center for Civic Participation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, contributions to She Shares are tax-deductible.


For more information, please contact Tamara Torlakson.


To subscribe to the She Shares mailing list, please email tt@tamaratorlakson.com 


She Shares

1220 H Street, Suite 102
Sacramento, CA 95814



Phone: 916.447.4099 

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