WELI Forum

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for a very special WELI Forum!

The recording is available for you to watch and share. We couldn’t be more proud of the amazing women who have been on the frontlines of the pandemic for the last 12 months and our wonderful WELI scholars.

 THE SEVENTH ANNUAL WOMEN’S EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE FORUM looks back at the last 12 months since the world went into lock-downs due to COVID-19. Celebrate triumph and endurance through the eyes of the women on the front lines of medicine, education, crisis counseling, and our Ag community. Come together with business and community leaders to support our panel of front line heroes as well as the scholars in the Women’s Education & Leadership Institute (WELI) who faced extreme challenges in pursuing their education remotely. We invite you to join us in promoting the economic prosperity of women through higher education.

Watch the WELI Forum and be Inspired! 

 

 Background

Volunteer leaders identified a significant need to support women in their pursuit of an education and career. Two lead gifts through IMPOWER and Bruce Taylor of the Taylor family helped launch the program in 2011. 

The now annual Women’s Education & Leadership Institute Forum brings together business and community leaders to support the Women’s Education and Leadership Institute. This event is an opportunity to promote the economic prosperity of women through higher education. This important event funds the WELI endowment, ensuring that the valuable support offered through this program is available to the women of this community for generations to come. 

 

Thank you to our Amazing WELI Panel!

 

 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR WELI FORUM SPONSORS 2012-2019

1st Capital Bank
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.
Alla &Co
Amy Taylor
Audrey Wardwell
Bruce Taylor
Carol Popp
Chevron USA Inc.
Christensen & Giannini
Community Foundation for Monterey County
David and Susan Gill
Deana Reyna
Dilbeck & Sons, Inc.
Drew Goodman
Driscoll’s
Earthbound Farm
Fresh Express/Chiquita Brands
Genesis Freight Lines
Granite Construction, Inc.
Jean Hurd
Joanne Taylor
John Romans
Kathy Matsui
Laura Alladeen
Louis Huntington (Huntington Farms)
Mann Packing Co., Inc.
Margaret D’Arrigo Martin
Mary Hooker
Matsui Nursery, Inc.
Monterey Peninsula Foundation
News-Press & Gazette Company-
KION/Telemundo/TheCW
Ocean Mist Farms
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Peaceful Planet Programs, Inc.
Pebble Beach Company Foundation
Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation
Penelope L. Hartnell
Pinnacle Bank
Premium Packing
Rabobank
Rick Antle
Sabrina Alderete-Martinez
Salinas Chamber of Commerce
Salinas Valley Ford Lincoln
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System
Steffanie Smith
Susan Black
Taylor Farms
Valley Fabrication
Wells Fargo Bank

THANK YOU TO OUR WELI CIRCLE 2013-2019

Adrienne Laurent
Alex Reynoso
Alison Ruday
Brigid M. Massie
California International Airshow Salinas
Cardinale Moving & Storage, Inc.
Carolyne West-Karnofel
Catherine Kobrinsky Evans
Cicely C. Mccreight
Comcast Spotlight
Community Foundation for Monterey County
D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California
D’Arrigo Consulting
David and Susan Gill
Dawn Mathes
Debra Kaczmar
Dilbeck & Sons, Inc.
Dora Sanchez-Mosqueda
Dorothy M. Wallace
Edward Jones Investments (Karen Hagman)
Gannett Foundation

lmpower, Inc.
ISA In Studio Architecture Jane McCoy
Janette Golomeic
Jean Hurd
Jeannie Tanimura Ramirez
Jeff Taylor
Jim and Karen Fanoe
Joanne Taylor
Kimberly Burgess
Laura Alladeen
Loyanne Flinn
Lucille Serrano
Margaret D’Arrigo Martin
Marguerite Kobrinsky
Mary Alicia McRae
Matsui Nursery, Inc.
Michael Moser
Monterey County Reading Association
Nikki Caprara
Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss

Ob-Gyn Associates of Central Coast
Patricia Donohue
Penelope L. Hartnell
Phoebe Helm
Rio Farms, LLC
Salinas Chamber of Commerce
Salinas Rotary Club
Scudder Roofing Company
Sharon Dilbeck
Steffanie Smith
Stephanie Low
Sturdy Oil Company
Susan Black
Tanimura & Antle, Inc.
Teresa Matsui
Terri J. Pyer
Threadworx Promotional Products
United Agribusiness League
Valerie Schlothauer

 

THANK YOU TO OUR WELI FORUM SPONSORS 2012-2019

1st Capital Bank
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.
Alla &Co
Amy Taylor
Audrey Wardwell
Bruce Taylor
Carol Popp
Chevron USA Inc.
Christensen & Giannini
Community Foundation for Monterey County
David and Susan Gill
Deana Reyna
Dilbeck & Sons, Inc.
Drew Goodman
Driscoll’s
Earthbound Farm
Fresh Express/Chiquita Brands
Genesis Freight Lines
Granite Construction, Inc.
Jean Hurd
Joanne Taylor
John Romans
Kathy Matsui
Laura Alladeen
Louis Huntington (Huntington Farms)
Mann Packing Co., Inc.
Margaret D’Arrigo Martin
Mary Hooker
Matsui Nursery, Inc.
Monterey Peninsula Foundation
News-Press & Gazette Company-
KION/Telemundo/TheCW
Ocean Mist Farms
Pacific Gas and Electric
Company
Peaceful Planet Programs, Inc.
Pebble Beach Company Foundation
Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation
Penelope L. Hartnell
Pinnacle Bank
Premium Packing
Rabobank
Rick Antle
Sabrina Alderete-Martinez
Salinas Chamber of Commerce
Salinas Valley Ford Lincoln
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System
Steffanie Smith
Susan Black
Taylor Farms
Valley Fabrication
Wells Fargo Bank

THANK YOU TO OUR WELI CIRCLE 2013-2019

Adrienne Laurent
Alex Reynoso
Alison Ruday
Brigid M. Massie
California International Airshow Salinas
Cardinale Moving & Storage, Inc.
Carolyne West-Karnofel
Catherine Kobrinsky Evans
Cicely C. Mccreight
Comcast Spotlight
Community Foundation for Monterey County
D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California
D’Arrigo Consulting
David and Susan Gill
Dawn Mathes
Debra Kaczmar
Dilbeck & Sons, Inc.
Dora Sanchez-Mosqueda
Dorothy M. Wallace
Edward Jones Investments (Karen Hagman)
Gannett Foundation
lmpower, Inc.
ISA In Studio Architecture Jane McCoy
Janette Golomeic
Jean Hurd
Jeannie Tanimura Ramirez
Jeff Taylor
Jim and Karen Fanoe
Joanne Taylor
Kimberly Burgess
Laura Alladeen
Loyanne Flinn
Lucille Serrano
Margaret D’Arrigo Martin
Marguerite Kobrinsky
Mary Alicia McRae
Matsui Nursery, Inc.
Michael Moser
Monterey County Reading Association
Nikki Caprara
Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss
Ob-Gyn Associates of Central Coast
Patricia Donohue
Penelope L. Hartnell
Phoebe Helm
Rio Farms, LLC
Salinas Chamber of Commerce
Salinas Rotary Club
Scudder Roofing Company
Sharon Dilbeck
Steffanie Smith
Stephanie Low
Sturdy Oil Company
Susan Black
Tanimura & Antle, Inc.
Teresa Matsui
Terri J. Pyer
Threadworx Promotional Products
United Agribusiness League
Valerie Schlothauer