February / March 2014


Celebrate four sensational women

leading San Francisco and

our country toward a bright future.






League of Women Voters of San Francisco Annual Gala
Thursday, March 20, 2014, 6 p.m.

The City Club of San Francisco
155 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
Mistress of Ceremonies:
  Cheryl Jennings, News Anchor, KGO-Channel 7

Meet the Gala Honorees!


Katie 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-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 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 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.


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Join the League Book Club

March 5th, 6:00 - 7:00 PM


Members will meet once a month to discuss their thoughts over delicious treats. Our first book is In Her Own Right by Elizabeth Griffin, the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Please RSVP by March 4th by emailing at lwvsf@lwvsf.org or calling (415) 989-8683. We hope to see you there!


Introducing the Day Group


LWVSF will be starting a new daytime unit.  A small group met to brainstorm ideas in January and tentatively decided to invite a speaker on topics of interest to the group.  Current plans are to meet mornings but other days and times are open for discussion.  If you are interested in attending please call or email the LWV office for details. 




We're Looking for Volunteers!


The League of Women Voters of San Francisco is looking for volunteers! Email us at lwvsf@lwvsf.org to learn how you can participate in our advocacy, membership, development, or communications committees. There are also many short-term volunteering opportunities, such as helping prepare for this year's Gala!




A Warm Welcome to our New Board Members!


We're pleased to introduce two new board members, Malyn Deguzman and Juliet Carnoy, to LWVSF this month. Here is a little bit more about them in their own words:


Juliet Carnoy (Vice President, Development)

Juliet currently works at FSG Consulting, a nonprofit strategy consulting firm based in San Francisco. In the past she has worked in a variety of roles across public and private sectors. She has worked closely with the California State Board of Education, researching private and public organizations' development of California's curricular frameworks that abide by new Common Core Standards. As part of her Honors thesis, Juliet analyzed state electoral turnout data under California's Proposition 14, the Top-Two Primaries Act, and its effect on local democracy. Juliet has also worked at the William J. Clinton Foundation, focusing on marketing and logistics for the Clinton Global Initiative University annual meeting. Most recently, she worked at Deloitte Consulting developing communications strategy.


Malyn Deguzman (Communications Chair)

Malyn Deguzman is a second-generation Filipina immigrant activist with a passion for social justice, especially when it comes to the environment and socio-economic equality.  She spent a decade organizing workers to have a voice on the job through forming a union and is a whiz at GOTV aka Get-Out-The-Vote.  Because she cares deeply about voting rights and access to voting information, she decided to join LWVSF and the Communications committee.  She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Ethnic Studies.  Malyn was born and raised in San Diego, CA and came to the bay area to raise her family.



February Edition of The Voter Newsletter


Don't forget to check out the latest news in The Voter, the monthly newsletter produced by the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area. Click here to get the scoop


Welcome New Members!


LWVSF is glad to welcome the following new members! We look forward to meeting you and sharing with you all that LWVSF has to offer.


Lauren Girardin

Senator Mark Leno

Lynne Rose Maylath

Malyn Deguzman

Upcoming Events


LWVSF Communications Committee Meeting

March 4 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The LWVSF office at 582 Market Street, Suite 615


Suffragette Book Club

March 5 | 6:00 p.m. 

For location info and further details, please contact the office at lwvsf@lwvsf.org or (415) 989-8683.

2014 Women Who Could Be President Gala
March 20, 2014 | 6:00 p.m.
The City Club of San Francisco
155 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
Save the Date!
The Bay Area League of Women Voters Convention 
When: May 3
Where: Sausalito, CA



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