California Women’s Leadership Association (CWLA) is a 501(c)(4) statewide organization committed to bringing together influential women to effect meaningful change in our communities and government through education and advocacy.
We are dedicated to launching new women leaders into elected office and other key positions of leadership. CWLA develops strategies for those who seek to become part of the political process, whether to run for office, work behind the scenes, attain appointed position or become community leaders on subjects of personal importance. CWLA was founded in 1994 by a group of six women from Orange County who knew that fiscally conservative, politically concerned women should have more influence and impact in the arena of California public policy. Two of these founding members have since been elected to office: Congresswoman Mimi Walters and State Senator Pat Bates. CWLA believes in free market principles that emphasize: ♦ Smaller government and the role of government as a facilitator, not a regulator ♦ Individual freedom ♦ Responsibility and accountability ♦ Economic growth through lower taxes and entrepreneurship