Research recently conducted by the San Diego Chamber of Commerce and Mine the Gap has found that women, and minority women to an even greater degree, are underrepresented on Boards and Commissions in the San Diego region. While state laws aim to change such representation on publicly traded boards, we must ensure women are stepping into the pipeline and have the tools they need to do so.

If you have ever considered serving on a corporate board and don’t know quite where to start or are interested in learning more about the current need on boards and commissions in San Diego, we encourage you to join us for a forum of the Women of the Partnership Initiative.

Presented by:

Friday, Oct. 16
1-2 p.m.
Zoom Webinar



Betsy Brennan
President & CEO – Downtown San Diego Partnership




Featured Speaker:


Chanelle Hawken
Vice President of Government and Public Affairs – Cox Communications




Supporting Speaker:


Jessica Grounds
Co-Founder- Mine the Gap




Take the Board Interest Survey

We would like to hear from you to better understand our local talent and companies’ areas of interest and how we can best support you and your company. We invite you to participate in our brief survey.



The Women of the Partnership is a dynamic group of industry leaders working to promote collaboration, foster professional growth, and inspire women to build strong relationships within the Downtown Partnership and our Downtown San Diego community. Led by Marjorie Burchett, CGS3 Law Firm and Cynthia Morgan Reed, CEO & Partner, Vanst Law.


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Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We’re dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in1898 by Governor James M. Cox. In 2020, Cox earned the No. 17 spot nationwide on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list.

Interested in Co-Sponsoring? 

We are also seeking a co-sponsor of the forum, if you are interested in learning more and discussing this opportunity please contact Kaitlin –