May 10 — ‘The Power of the Purse’; Women United Comes Together for 3rd Annual Luncheon

April 1, 2019

Dr. Aida Hurtado. Courtesy photo.

VENTURA COUNTYUnited Way of Ventura County’s (UWVC) Women United will explore the “Power of the Purse” during its 3rd Annual Luncheon May 10, featuring acclaimed social psychologist and author Dr. Aida Hurtado.

The luncheon will be held at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the California Lutheran University, Gilbert Sports & Fitness Center. All proceeds will benefit United Way programs.

Dr. Hurtado holds the Luis Leal Endowed Chair in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at UCSB. In her upcoming book, “Sitios y Lenguas (Spaces and Languages/Discourses): Chicana Feminisms,” Dr. Hurtado introduces the field of Chicana feminist analysis.

“The power of women to promote change in our community and throughout the globe is undeniable,” said Eric Harrison, CEO of United Way of Ventura County. “We’re excited to come together for the 3rd Annual Women United Luncheon and share our ideas in making a difference for those who need it most.”

As an integral part of United Way, Women United fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Women United is a diverse, vibrant community, bound together by a powerful sense of belonging – to each other, to the organization’s mission and to the communities we call home. This powerful, global network of women leaders, over 70,000 strong, lives united against the most critical issues facing more than 165 communities in six countries.

Presenting sponsors include Wells Fargo, California Lutheran University, Procter & Gamble, Union Bank, and Sage Publishing.

Women United 3rd Annual Luncheon

  • Time and Date: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 10
  • Location: California Lutheran University, Gilbert Sports & Fitness Center
  • Luncheon Tickets: $100 each. After May 1, 2019, price increases to $125.
  • Luncheon Tickets are available online at
  • For sponsorship opportunities contact Mitchel Sloan at
  • For more, visit

About Women United: Women United’s mission is to mobilize the power of women as change-makers, creating a community where women, families and communities thrive. Women United aspires to transform local, organize growth into exponential, enterprise-level growth, by rallying our strong and passionate women leaders around and enthusiastically positive vision of the future.

About United Way of Ventura County: Since 1945, United Way of Ventura County has advanced the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on education, income and health, because these are the building blocks for a good quality of life. We support local services and programs that are more than just ‘stop gap’ measures, but rather solutions that help create lasting change. We invite everyone to be part of the change by giving, advocating and volunteering. When we work together in common purpose, we LIVE UNITED. For more information about United Way of Ventura County, visit


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