Women Who Could Be President 2014

League of Women Voters of San Francisco 2014 Gala Reception

Gala Invitation

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  • Gala Mistress of Ceremonies: Cheryl Jennings, News Anchor KGO – Channel 7
  • Where: The Historic City Club of San Francisco / 155 Sansome Street / San Francisco
  • When: 6 p.m., Thursday, March 20
  • Sponsorship Information: Find details below.

2014 Honorees

Katie Albright pictureKatie Albright, Esq. is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center. Her prior experiences include San Francisco Deputy City Attorney, San Francisco Education Fund Policy Director, and Preschool California Co-Director of Policy & Outreach. She co-founded and taught in the Kayole-Gitau Nursery School and Community Center in Nairobi, Kenya. Katie actively serves on local and national non-profit and government boards and commissions. She is an Ascend Fellow with The Aspen Institute. Katie graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and with honors from Williams College. Katie, her husband, and two children live in San Francisco.

Denise Bradley-TysonDenise Bradley-Tyson is a certified LBE as designated by the San Francisco Human Rights Commission and also serves as Vice President of the San Francisco Film Commission. She developed and presented the first African-themed merchandising program on television home shopping (QVC) and oversaw the marketing strategy for the largest exhibition of contemporary African art, “Africa Remix”, on behalf of London’s Southbank Centre at its Hayward gallery. She also oversaw and led the 2005 launch of the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco. Bradley-Tyson holds a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Sandy Close PicSandy Close has been a pioneer in diversifying American journalism for over 40 years. A graduate of UC Berkeley, she began reporting on China and Vietnam in the mid-1960s and founded an inner-city newspaper in Oakland, California, before becoming editor of Pacific News Service in 1974. In the 1980’s she began developing communications programs with at-risk youth, and in 1996 she founded New America Media, the country’s first association of ethnic media organizations. Her work received a MacArthur Award, an Academy Award and a Polk Award for Career Achievement.

Susan SutherlandSusan A. Sutherland is Senior Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, with responsibility for the Bank’s Diversity & Inclusion, Equal Employment Opportunity, Human Resources, and Statistics functions, and is the Seattle Branch Manager, responsible for oversight of the Branch’s Board of Directors. In addition to her Bank responsibilities, Susan chairs the Board of Directors of United Way of the Bay Area. She also chairs the Alumni-Elected Trustee Nominating Committee for Wesleyan University, and serves on the Board of Visitors of the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University. Susan is a graduate of Wesleyan University and has a Master of Science degree in organizational development from Pepperdine University.