The Trusteeship
International Women's Foundation

Monthly Update

Take a Peek Into What You Have Been Up To!

Ann Reiss Lane
VICTORY for Women Against Gun Violence!!! LA City Council passed our Suicide Prevention legislation. All gun stores and gun ranges in LA will now be required to post suicide prevention information. This legislation was crafted as a result of our Firearm/Suicide Summit last year. It took us a year to get it passed but WE DID IT!
Additionally, May 20 at the Taglyon Center in Hollywood, the organization will honor 25 individuals, corporations and Foundations that have been part of the success including Trusteeship members Abbe Land and Frieda Caplan.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs
Cheryl was the honored guest speaker at Cascadia International Women’s Film Festival in Bellingham, WA, on April 13th as a part of the Film Festival. A special honored guest of the Festival, Cheryl shared her experiences and insight on the history and current state of women, African Americans and power in the American and international film industry.
Additionally, Cheryl has joined the board of Cast & Crew, the Burbank-based payroll-services company. Cheryl’s “network of relationships” and “thought leadership with respect to cultural and social issues will enable her to bring a unique and valuable perspective” to Cast & Crew, said CEO Eric Belcher.

Kim Campbell
On April 6, Kim was honored with a Global Woman of Vision Lifetime Achievement Award. The annual program honors women who demonstrate the power of a vision greater than themselves.

Lisa See
Lisa’s book, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, is now available in paperback. Tour dates are:
TORRANCE, CA 5/12, 2:00 PM, Torrance Public Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503
LONG BEACH, CA 6/3, 2:00 PM, Friends of the San Pedro Library Grand Annex, 434 West 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
For more information, please call 310-833-4813. Information and resources for book clubs plus tour details are available at

Dale Franzen
Producers Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy announced that Hadestown, the acclaimed new musical by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, developed with and directed by Tony Award® nominee Rachel Chavkin, will play London’s National Theatre this November and then transfer to Broadway for a 2019 opening.  Hadestown, will play the National’s Olivier Theatre from Friday, November 2 through Saturday, January 26, 2019.

Abbe Land
Abbe has been appointed by the Board of Supervisors as the Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Women and Girls Initiative. The work of the Initiative is to establish LA County as a leader in creating opportunities and improving outcomes for all women and girls. Abbe will continue her consulting practice through executive coaching, retreat facilitation and board development.

Patt Morrison
Patt shares: My new book is out at last! Don’t Stop the Presses: Truth, Justice and the American Newspaper. It’s a lavishly illustrated social history of the American newspaper. Foreword by Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times. “Blurbs” [nice words on the cover ] from documentarian Ken Burns, Norman Lear, NBC’s Katy Tur, and from director/actor Carl Reiner.
Click here to learn more

Linda Tsao Yang
Linda shares: I will be honored at the 2018 annual conference of Committee of 100 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, California, on May 5, 2018. Additionally, I am also scheduled to deliver a TED talk at the event. Some 400 attendees from across the US and Greater China are expected to be at the conference. The theme of the conference is “Silicon Valley: Bridge Between the United States and China.” To learn more Click Here.
Committee of 100 is a national organization of prominent Chinese Americans. Its mission is to build constructive relations between the United States and Greater China and to ensure full participation of Chinese Americans in every aspect of life in the United States.

Jennifer Ferro
Jennifer shares: I am honored to be receiving the UCLA Award for Public Service on June 2, 2018. It’s my alma mater!
To read more, Click Here.

Aileen Adams
Aileen was asked to join the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences and will be inducted into its membership in October. She has also become a member of the Board of The March for Our Lives Action Fund and is working closely with the Parkland students on voter registration and measures to ensure safer gun laws.

Martha Daniel
Martha was honored by Coast Magazine’s inaugural “Women of Coast” and was presented with the “Women of Coast Honoree Award” on Thursday, April 26 at the Lido House in Newport Beach. Julie Hill presented Martha with the Coast Magazine award for Technology Innovation at a luncheon. The May issue of Coast Magazine was premiered at the event and featured a photo essay and article celebrating Martha.

Julie Hill
Julie was the Keynote Speaker at the Orange County Business Journal’s “Women of the Year Awards” at their Luncheon on May 3rd.

Sheila Sonenshine & Eileen Padberg
On May 31, Trusteeship member Sheila Sonenshine is hosting a dinner in her home to celebrate our friend and long time Trusteeship member, Harriett Wieder, by raising enough money to name a room after her at WISEPlace, a shelter for women in Orange County. In 1987, Harriett was instrumental in raising $1.2 million to build 30 transitional housing rooms at WISEPlace. We know that Harriett would want to be involved as we expand WISEPlace to include 30 permanent supportive housing units and 30 emergency shelter spaces in a $5 million Capital Campaign. Harriett was a woman’s woman and Trusteeship member Gayle Tauber’s mother. Her support for women was unshakable.  If anyone is interested in participating in this dinner honoring Harriett, please email Sheila or Eileen. The dinner is $500 per person. or

Upcoming Events

With many events to choose from,
we hope to see you soon!

Saturday, May 12
LEF 2nd Awards Luncheon – Razia Jan Brooke Knapp’s Home
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Event is Full

Thursday, May 17
South Coast Repertory – The Sisters Rosensweig. Dinner at the Center Club first.
5:30 – 9:30 pm
Event is Closed

Sunday, May 20
Paula Holt Midday Dine-Around Los Angeles
12:00 – 3:00 pm
Event is Full

Friday, June 1
Pasadena Playhouse – “Bordertown Now” Dinner before show
The Valley Hunt Club
6:00 – 10:00 pm

Tuesday, June 12
LA84 – Focus on 2028 Olympics Los Angeles
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Invite Coming Soon

Wednesday, June 20
Judy Frank Dine-Around
Los Angeles
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Invite Coming Soon

IWF Conferences

World Leadership Conferences, conducted annually by the International Women’s Forum, draw women from more than 50 countries who are the world’s leading architects, advocates, catalysts, and pioneers of change – the women who are re-drawing the map for how we’ll live, work, produce, and maintain healthy communities in the coming years. As our global economies restructure and reshape business, politics, environments, access and opportunity, IWF’s cutting–edge conferences harness those must-have conversations in order to educate, inform and inspire our women leaders and our partners to be out ahead of the change that is needed.

World Cornerstone Conferences are held each year in regions and markets critical to the future which provide access to leaders with insight on topics impacting international progress, business, economics, ecology, enterprise, and the sustainability of human endeavor. Members come together across national and international boundaries to share knowledge and ideas, to enrich each other’s lives, to provide a network of support, and to exert influence.

To inquire about an IWF Conference, please login to its website:

Miami, Florida
October 24-26, 2018
World Leadership Conference

Barcelona, Spain
April 10-19, 2019
Cornerstone Conference

Toronto, Canada
November 13-15, 2019
World Leadership Conference

London, England
May 13-15, 2020
Cornerstone Conference 

Detroit, Michigan
October 7-9, 2020
World Leadership Conference

Vienna, Austria
May 2021
Cornerstone Conference


2018 Trusteeship Board Meetings 


Saturday, July 14, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Saturday, October 13, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 


Contact Information

Julie Edwards
Executive Director
c: 949-400-1306
2618 San Miguel Drive; Ste. 408
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Upcoming Events

  1. Pasadena Playhouse Performance – Bordertown Now – June 1

    June 1 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. LA84 – Focus on 2028 Olympics

    June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Judy Frank – Dine Around – June 20

    June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Tish Nettleship – Dine-Around – July 11

    July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


IWF Conferences

Miami, Florida: October 24-26, 2018 – IWF World Leadership Conference

Barcelona, Spain: April 2019 – IWF Cornerstone Conference

Toronto, Canada: November 13-15, 2019 – IWF World Leadership Conference

Vienna, Austria: May 2020 – IWF Cornerstone Conference

Detroit, Michigan: October 7-9, 2020 – IWF World Leadership Conference


“A dynamic group of intelligent, notable, exciting, giving, caring, fun, and gifted women of different careers, background, education and ethnicity. They stand united as one voice for the betterment of all women everywhere throughout the world. It is such an honor to be a member of The Trusteeship.”

– Martha