Throughout the year, we hold many events, from community-wide receptions and candidate fund raisers to members-only events and board meetings. We also post events that SBWPC does not sponsor, but may be of interest to our members.

Regularly scheduled board / committee meetings, please see here.

Upcoming Events

“women Speak Up” Forum Hosted by Santa Barbara County Commission for Women

March 9, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Events of Interest





The County of Santa Barbara Commission for Women is convening an informal listening session for local women and girls from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 at the Santa Barbara Public Library’s Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu Street.

The goal of “Women Speak Up” is to bring together women and girls to share their thoughts, concerns, needs and ideas with their district appointees currently serving on the Commission for Women. The forum is also presented to highlight an array of local social service agencies and resources that benefit and assist female residents in our county.


The event is free and open to the public. Childcare and Spanish language interpretation will be offered. Space is limited, so it is highly recommended that people reserve a seat no later than March 6. Reservations are being taken online at

Appointed by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, the Commission for Women is a 15-member advisory group that promotes the well-being and equal status of women.

Formed in 1973, the Commission has been actively working to better the community for more than 40 years. The Commission is comprised of a diverse group of energetic and committed women who are active community members representing the five supervisorial districts.

To help women in need, the Commission may collaborate with other agencies and commissions; facilitate, recognize and recommend programs; gather and disseminate information; conduct public meetings; and advise the County Board of Supervisors.

For general information about the Commission for Women, contact County staff at or go to



Moving Feminism Forward in Challenging Times

March 10, 2017, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
SBWPC Events

Please join us for the

2017 Presidents’ Circle Luncheon

“Moving Feminism Forward in Challenging Times”

 Friday March 10 , 2017 from 11:30 to 1:30 at The Hyatt Santa Barbara

1111 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara.

Four distinguished speakers will suggest actions to address emerging issues.  Joyce Dudley, Santa Barbara County District Attorney, will address Civil Rights and Justice. Jenna Tosh, PhD, President and CEO Planned Parenthood California Central Coast will address Reproductive Rights and Women’s access to Healthcare. Sigrid Wright, CEO/Executive Director of the Community Environmental Council will address Environmental Issues. Maricela Morales, Executive Director of Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) will address Immigration.

Presidents’ Circle Luncheons are produced as friendraising events by the former presidents of the organization, to include Gayle Binion, Barbara Lindemann, Lois Phillips, Susan Rose, Carole Piceno, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Margaret Connell, Helene Schneider, Alissa Hummer, Janet Barron, Sharon Hoshida, Lisa Guravitz, Mary O’Gorman, Beth Schneider, Jane Gray, and Carol Keator.

This is always a great event; we hope to see you there.

Register here by March 6