Are you looking to make a difference in Los Altos?

Do you want to see more community engagement in our governmental processes?

Do you have opinions you want to be heard?

Do you want to encourage more women to participate as active leaders in the community?

Are you interested in attending programs featuring women addressing current issues?

Are you concerned about

  • Downtown vibrancy
  • Parking Issues and Solutions
  • Civic Center
  • Community Center
  • More downtown activities for youth/teens?

Los Altos Women's Caucus wants to get to know YOU

"LAWC has endorsed the following candidates running for seats in local elections: Neysa Fligor for Los Altos City Council, Kavita Tankha for Los Altos Hills Town Council, Shali Sirkay for Los Altos School District, and Debby Torok and Fiona Walter for Mountain View-Los Altos High School District."

Please visit our News & Events page to see photos from our September 5, 2018 event!
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We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily difference we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. ~ Marion Wright Edelman


About Us

The Los Altos Women's Caucus is composed of active and engaged Los Altos women whose purpose is to:

  • Network with other Los Altos women throughout the city to inform ourselves on current local events and issues
  • Encourage productive civic engagement with our various governing bodies
  • Interact effectively on issues of importance to our community

We will at times seek out and promote candidates for various offices and/or take action on community issues. In all our activities, we seek to constructively foster local policies and government that maintain or improve the quality of life in Los Altos.

We were inspired by Palo Alto political consultant and women's advocate Mary Hughes to seek out and network with women in Los Altos who want to be more informed about city matters, women who might consider running for local political office and/or be appointed to a city commission.

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed its the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead


Who We Are:

Robin Abrams

Marge Bruno

Andrea Eaton

Neysa Fligor

Duanni Hurd

Danielle James

Penny Lave

Susan Mensinger

Debby Meredith

Cindy Murphy

Amy Pearl

Anabel Pelham

Mary Prochnow

Jane Reed

Vicki Reeder

Brenda Taussig

Emy Thurber

Marie Young

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    L-R: Debby Meredith, Jane Reed, Susan Mensinger, Amy Pearl, Andrea Eaton, Penny Lave, Emy Thurber, Mary Prochnow
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    L-R: Emy Thurber, Mary Prochnow, Marge Bruno, Neysa Fligor, Marie Young, Robin Abrams
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    Los Altos Women's Caucus Candidates Event

News & Events

The Caucus Is Speaking Out

October 21, 2013:    Civic engagement in city affairs
December 12, 2013:    Community engagement, roles of the commissions
March 23, 2014:    Letter to the City Manager regarding public involvement in the development of the new community center
August 19, 2014:    Candidate's forum for local women running for city council and school boards
May 20, 2015:    Women Innovators in Health Care
October 28, 2015:    Making a Difference in Your Community: Developing Young Women Leaders
March 18, 2017:    Justice For All: It Starts With Us
November 15, 2017:    The Invisible Housing Crisis in Los Altos: Win/Win Solutions
December 11, 2017:    Affordable Housing—Win/Win Solutions—Working Group
April 23, 2018:    Los Altos - A place to call home in Silicon Valley? (see presentation documents below)

September 5, 2018 - "Wine, Women and Politics."

LAWC hosted a candidate's forum on September 5 at which all the female candidates running for local office were presented. Over 100 women attended this event, titled "Wine, Women and Politics."

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Karen Duncan, Ying Liu (candidate for Los Altos School District)
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Shali Sirkay, Catherine Vonnegut, Sheila Faillace (representing Debby Torok, Fiona Walter)
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Norma Schroeder, Claudia Coleman
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Audience with LAWC member Marge Bruno seated in front row
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Kavita Tankha, Anita Enander, Neysa Fligor, Nancy Bremeau, Teresa Morris, candidates for Los Altos City Council.
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Supporting Documents from Video Presentation on April 23, 2018

Housing Factoids (4/23/2018) (.pdf)

Housing Call to Action (4/23/2018) (.pdf)

We never know how high we are Till we are called to rise; And then, if we are true to plan, Our statures touch the skies. ~ Emily Dickinson