Speaker - Cindy Chavez

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County Supervisor, Santa Clara County

Cindy Chavez has been a driving force in Silicon Valley politics and labor issues for more than two decades. As a two-term member of the San José City Council, she developed cutting-edge community-based programs to address crime, education, small business development and neighborhood revitalization. Elected to the City Council in 1998 and in 2002, Chavez served two years as vice mayor. As the executive officer of the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council and executive director of Working Partnerships USA, her work was highlighted by her ability to build new collaborations to create innovative policy that improve the lives of working families throughout Silicon Valley. Chavez was named by the Silicon Valley Business Journal in its surveys of “Influential Women in Business” and served on the Board of the Silicon Valley Women’s Alliance. She was a recipient of the California Assembly’s Housing Leadership Award and the Blue Cross of California’s Community Service Award. Cindy Chavez was voted “Legislator of the Year” by the Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club and 2012 Woman of the Year by the California State Assembly.

2 Programs

The Politics to Advance an All-In California

09.23.13 | 00:42:11 min | 0 comments

Does Gender Matter: Are Women Leaders Different?

03.11.08 | 01:18:16 min | 1 comment