Providing Women With a Role and Voice In Public Policy

As campaign season gets into high gear there is a lot of emphasis on women – a woman on the top of the GOP ticket, two women in a VERY competitive race for the United States Senate and a number of women running in down ticket races.

2010 has the potential to be a big year for women in California politics.  That is why the California Women’s State Appointments Project (CWSAP) is so important.  Women should have a role and a voice in public policy.

Women are a powerhouse in California, but not just in politics.  According the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) – California website, there are 1,351,087 women in California who own businesses and who employ nearly 1.9 million people and generate $318.2 billion in sales.  Women bring unique experiences and perspective to gubernatorial administrations, state departments and to boards and commissions that do the state’s work, but we need more women, more women with business background and experience to apply.