More than 250 Bay Area high school and college students will meet with elected women leaders Saturday in an event intended to encourage more women to run for office, according to organizers.
The Tomorrow’s Women Leaders today event is organized by IGNITE, an Oakland-based group working to build political ambition in girls and young women.
The event at Mission High School will include a lunch with more than two-dozen elected leaders from throughout the Bay Area and a keynote speech by Sofia Campos, a University of California at Los Angeles graduate and leader in the immigrant youth movement, organizers said.
In addition, participants will hear talks from high school and college girls actively working in their community and participate in workshops on skills such as time management, personal branding and goal setting as well as issues such as immigration, reproductive rights and human trafficking.
The conference takes place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For more information go to ignitenational.org.