2nd Annual Jean Fuller Women in Leadership Panel

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Bakersfield College will kick off Women's History Month with a discussion and panel, moderated by Early College champion and Republican Senator Emeritus, Jean Fuller. Hosted by BC's President, Dr. Sonya Christian, the panel will include local women who will share their influences, challenges, and successes along with words of advice for young women. The event will be premiered on BC's YouTube channel on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:00pm.

The Jean Fuller Women in Leadership Panel features the following guests:

  • Dr. Mary Barlow, Kern County Superintendent of Schools
  • Ms. Katie Russell, Superintendent, Panama Buena Vista Union School District
  • Assemblywoman Emeritus Nicole Parra, Manager, California Government Relations, Marathon Petroleum Corp.

Maria Wright, one of the event's coordinators is excited about the program. She says, “We are thrilled at BC to once again to host The Jean Fuller Women in Leadership Panel, which highlights women who are advocates for education, their community, and both personal and professional development.”

The event is part of BC's month-long celebration of Women's History Month. Bakersfield College's Office of Student Life in collaboration with the Student Government Association is also hosting journalist and activist, Elaine Weiss as part of the college's Distinguished Speaker series on Tuesday, March 2nd.