• Forest at night with fairy lights on a trail
Attallah College of Educational Studies

Women's Leadership Forum

» Women's Leadership Forum

Illuminating Shared Paths

Saturday, March 2, 2019
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Argyros Forum 209

2018 Women's Leadership Forum AttendeesSponsored by SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, the 3rd Annual Women's Leadership Forum will bring together dynamic leaders from different fields share their personal passions, the importance of collaboration and mentorship in the workplace, and career advancement advice.

The Annual Women's Leadership Forum includes keynote speakers, a panel discussion with Q&A, and breakout sessions with field leaders. The event also includes a special session for members of CALSA (California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators).

People of all ages, genders, and backgrounds are invited to attend. Networking opportunities are available and encouraged!

+ - 2018 Video Recap


2019 Keynote Speakers

photo of Dr. Linda Rose
Dr. Linda Rose
Dr. Linda Rose is president of Santa Ana College and a board member of the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce and Santa Ana Workforce Development Board. She also serves on Santa Ana's Economic Development Board and Youth Council. As an academic leader, Dr. Rose is a regular presenter, keynote speaker, and workshop facilitator at local and national conferences and meetings, including the Asilomar Leadership Skills Seminar, an intense four-day experience that focuses on issues facing women in community college administration.
photo of Gretchen DeVault
Gretchen DeVault
Gretchen DeVault is co-founder and lead web designer and strategist for Tiny Blue Sky. She has 15+ years of web design and branding experience and, as part of her work with nonprofit organizations, has served on the board of directors as board co-chair and marketing co-chair for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Grand Rapids. In addition to being a singer/songwriter and guitarist, she shares her love of all things entrepreneurship as producer and co-host of Lean the F*ck Out, a weekly podcast for female entrepreneurs.

2019 Panelists

photo of Dr. Trudy  Arriaga
Dr. Trudy Arriaga
Dr. Trudy T. Arriaga is the chair of the Department of Educational Leadership in the Graduate School of Education at Cal Lutheran University and co-author of the book Opening Doors: An Implementation Template for Cultural Proficiency. Previously, she served the Ventura Unified School District for 14 years as the first female superintendent.
photo of Alison Edwards
Alison Edwards
Alison Edwards is the Chief Executive Officer of OC Human Relations. Before becoming CEO in 2018, she served as program director for the BRIDGES program and then Deputy Director of the organization. Alison has a passion for leadership and has served as a leadership trainer and speaker.
photo of Kamin  Samuel
Kamin Samuel
Kamin Samuel is an international business and executive coach, and she serves on the boards of the EduCare Foundation and the Internet Marketing Association (IMA). She is also a founding member of the IMA’s International Executive Council and the IMA's Women's Leadership Group. In addition to authoring the books Increase Your Abundance Starting Today! and The Wealth Transformation Journal, Kamin was the U.S. Navy's first female African-American helicopter pilot.
photo of Beatriz (Betty) Valencia
Beatriz (Betty) Valencia
Betty Valencia is the Vice President of Operations, Business & Finance at AAF Finance and a member of the Santiago Canyon College Foundation (SCCF) Board of Directors.