The JVS Women’s Leadership Network Presents:

8th Annual Woman to Woman Conference



Free Admission

Our Sponsors

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Program Will Begin at 9am PST

About the Woman to Woman Conference:

Join the Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) as we celebrate inspirational women leaders in our community. Be inspired by their stories of challenges, triumphs, personal insights and more. Learn more about the WLN and the work we do to support women through career crisis and transition. Find out how you can help make a difference in women’s lives.


Our Voices

Julia Stewart

Julia is no stranger when it comes to building successful businesses. She started her career as a food server at her local IHOP restaurant and through hard work climbed through the executive ranks to eventually become CEO of Dine Brands, the largest sit-down restaurant company in the world. She has taken her years of leadership expertise and innovation into the wellness space, and founded her new technology-enabled wellness company, Alurx Inc. in January 2020. 

Yola Reitman

Yola’s career path spans an impressive range of roles in the airline industry, international espionage and social justice. While working as a flight manager with EL AL Airlines, she was recruited by the Mossad to participate in a covert operation to smuggle Ethiopian Jews to Israel. Today, she helps victims of domestic violence through access to psychological and legal aid and also assists police with rescue operations for dogs raised for dog fights.   

What Drives Us

Our Impact

While unemployment rates have risen to unprecedented levels due to the current crisis, studies have shown that women have been hit the hardest. The Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) was founded on the belief that helping women through career crisis and transition has a significant impact on our community. Through the programs we support, we are uniquely positioned to help women through this time and get them on the road to recovery.

Since its founding in 2008, the WLN has raised over $2.5 million dollars to provide free mentoring, career training and job placement support to over 2,200 women participating in JVS SoCal programs across Los Angeles and Southern California. We are able to do this with the support of our members and sponsors of our annual Woman to Woman Conference and through the WLN Empowerment Fund.



Get Involved

You can help support the WLN by subscribing to our mailing list, making a donation, registering for our conference or becoming a volunteer with our WoMentoring program. Learn more about how you can help by clicking the e-mail below


Admission and Sponsorship Opportunities

Reserve your virtual seat and sign up for important news about the event and the WLN

Sponsorships Support…
  • JVS SoCal and the numerous programs serving women clients, many of whom are working poor, single mothers on public assistance, immigrants and veterans.
  • Participation in the WLN WoMentoring and JVSWorks programs that assist women in identifying, training and launching new careers in the banking, healthcare and apartment sectors.
  • Funding for job placement services and WLN Impact Grants that provide financial assistance for specific career and professional development needs.


Presenting Sponsor – $35,000                    
  • Will help support a full WoMentoring cohort with 6 months of individualized career goal setting and mentoring assistance
  • 3 Impact Grants given in your name/company name
  • Your name/company will headline all event marketing materials
  • Special recognition during the virtual Conference
  • WLN branded Conference gift
  • 5 WLN annual Memberships
Empowerment Sponsor – $25,000             
  • Will help support women veterans transition to the civilian workplace through job training and comprehensive job placement resources
  • 2 Impact Grants given in your name/company name
  • Special recognition during the virtual Conference
  • Your name/company will be featured in marketing materials and communications recognizing our sponsors
  • WLN branded Conference gift
  • 3 WLN annual Memberships

Inspiration Sponsor – $12,500
  • Will help support two clients with an 8-week JVSWorks job training course
  • Recognition in event marketing materials and during the virtual Conference
  • WLN branded Conference gift
  • 1 WLN annual Membership
Impact Sponsor – $6,000
  • Will help support one client with an 8-week JVSWorks job training course
  • Recognition in event marketing materials and during the virtual Conference
  • WLN branded Conference gift
  • 1 WLN annual Membership
Essential Sponsor – $3,000
  • Will help provide an Impact Grant to support a client’s professional development or career goals
  • Recognition in event marketing materials and during the virtual Conference
  • WLN branded Conference gift
  • 1 WLN annual Membership                        
Vital Sponsor – $1,000                     
  • Will help provide critical materials for clients in JVSWorks training programs, such as uniforms for newly Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Recognition in event marketing materials and during the virtual Conference
  • 1 WLN annual Membership

Sponsorship Registration

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A Heartfelt Thanks to

Our Generous Sponsors

presenting sponsors

Terri and
Jerry Kohl

Susan W. Robertson

Empowerment sponsors

Susan and Fred Kunik

inspiration sponsors

Anita and Allen Kohl Charitable Foundation

Debbie and Rick Powell

impact sponsors

Linda Brown

Connie and David Oliver

Levey Cherry Foundation

Tina Ellowit

Joyce Powell

Bonnie and Ronald Fein

Claudia Bright

essential sponsors

Harriet Nichols

Lauren Kurzweil

Trinka Stotsky Soloway

Teresa Nathanson

Judy Rosenberg 

Lynn Bider

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For More Information

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Your contribution to JVS SoCal will empower women to achieve dignity and economic independence through sustainable employment.

JVS SoCal is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization
Our Tax ID is 95-1691012