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Become a WLN Ambassador

WLN Ambassadors advocate on behalf of the women JVS SoCal serves by fundraising, volunteering, and promoting community awareness of JVS SoCal’s life-changing career development programs.

We invite you to join this group of inspirational women who are leaders in their industries, professions and communities, retired executives, and philanthropists, all dedicated to empowering women to achieve career and personal success. If you are interested in serving as a WLN ambassador, please contact us below.

WLN Ambassadors:

  • Enjoy connecting with like-minded women
  • Receive a ticket to the annual WLN Woman to Woman Conference
  • Are recognized on our Conference webpage as WLN Ambassadors
  • Receive invitations to attend inspiring client graduations for JVS’ award-winning career training programs that are empowering people to change their lives
  • Receive updates on your impact through WLN e-newsletters
  • Have the opportunity to join one of our committees
  • Make a tax-deductible gift
  • Change women’s lives by supporting JVS SoCal’s career development, mentoring and training programs

Programs We Support

Closing 2021 - A message of thanks
Closing 2021 - A message of thanks


A nationally recognized, free career training program for job seekers interested in Property Maintenance.


A free, 8-week training program preparing job seekers for positions in banking.

WLN Impact Grants

Free financial assistance for women facing urgent barriers to career success.


A free, 8-week training program preparing individuals for careers as Certified Nursing Assistants.

CareerWork$ Medical

A free, 8-week program preparing individuals for careers in non-clinical healthcare.


An innovative career development program pairing women with mentors in their field.

WLN Impact Grants

WLN Impact Grants provide urgent financial assistance to women in need throughout JVS SoCal’s extensive array of programs. These grants help with career training, educational programs or other assistance related to advancing their professional goals. WLN Impact Grants serve to eliminate any remaining barriers to employment or career development.


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Woman to Woman

Annual Conference

Join us at our annual conference where we celebrate women leaders in our community. We hope to inspired you with their stories of challenges, triumphs, personal insights and more. Learn about the work we do to support JVS SoCal and women through career crisis and transition.

Woman to Woman

Speaker Series

Our first interactive virtual event of 2022 will teach you the fundamentals of estate planning. We’ll have the opportunity to reconnect with friends and fellow WLN members and learn some key tips that you can take action on.

Q2 Woman to Woman Speaker Series Event

Featured Speaker

9th Annual Woman to Woman Conference

Hosted by Your Morning on Spectrum News 1, veteran anchor, Giselle Fernandez.

Georgia Berkovich
The Midnight Mission

Joy Chen
Formerly Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles

Aja Brown
Two Term Mayor of Compton

8th Annual Woman to Woman Conference

2020 Woman to Woman Conference Video

Hosted by veteran anchor, Sharon Tay.

Julia Stewart
Alurx Inc.
Former CEO of Dine Brands

Yola Reitman
Ex-Mossad Agent
Social Justice Advocate

WLN Newsletter

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February 2022

WLN Summer Newsletter 2012

August 2021

Summer 2020

WLN Executive Council Members

Joan August
Linda Brown
Alexandra Carter
Jane Z. Cohen
Eileen Coskey Fracchia*
Ellie Heisler
Lauren Kurzweil**
Barbara Leanse
Teresa Nathanson
Debbie Powell*
D’Angela Proctor
Judy Flesh Rosenberg*
Deborah Schwarz
Trinka Soloway
Leslie Spivak
Kathy Suto

*WLN Co-Founders      **Chair


To find out how you can make a difference, become a part of this dynamic group and enjoy the benefits of membership, please contact:

Lindsay Thomas
Director of Philanthropy, Donor Groups
Office: 323-761-8888 ext. 8891
Direct Line: 323-306-4127

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