Women who work in California politics gathered in the historic Governor’s Mansion in Sacramento for a #WinLikeAGirl networking event paid for by the state Democratic party on February 11, 2016. All photos by Max Whittaker for CALmatters.

Cynthia Bryant (holding microphone, executive director of the California Republican Party) and Shawnda Westly (at right, senior strategist for the California Democratic Party) organized the #WinLikeAGirl reception.
Lobbyists Bev Hansen (left) and Paula Treat (right) talk with Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (middle).
Lobbyist Jennifer Fearing with Angie Tate, chief financial officer of the California Democratic Party.
Legislative staffers Sarah Larson, Alejandra Duran and Alicia Priego.
#WinLikeAGirl works to highlight women who work in California politics.
Stacy Dwelley (left) and Tami Miller (center), partners at the Political Solutions lobbying firm. Photo by Max Whittaker for CALmatters
Lobbyist Jodi Hicks.
Jann Taber (right), communications director for Sen. Andy Vidak (R-Hanford).
Mary Hernandez (right) of the California State Council of Service Employees (SEIU)

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