The Ventura County Women's Forum Collaborative is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to empowering Ventura County women around the 12 critical areas of concern outlined at the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995: Poverty, Education, Health, Violence, Economic Justice, Power Sharing, Institutional Mechanisms, Human Rights, Media, Peace, Environment, and the Girl-Child. These concerns were reviewed and reinstated at the Beijing + 15 Conference in New York, 2010, and the Beijing + 16 Conference (New York, 2011).

Between 2006 and 2012, we held five major, full-day forums with broad community attendance. In the Fall of 2013, we introduced a new format to provide a vehicle for our many member organizations to host single topic, 60 minute presentations on subjects related to our stated issues through a gender lens. Click on the tabs in the menu for more information about past forums and seasons.

Coming in May 2017: Raising Feminist Sons

A critical examination of a range of issues facing boys today. Health, sexuality, violence, media & masculinity will be discussed along with practices that aim to encourage boys to actively embrace the benefits of gender equality. 


Click on the Co-Host a Presentation tab in the menu to find out how to co-host an upcoming forum.


Forums are held on the second Mondays of September, November, January, March, and May
at the Ventura County Community Foundation, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Camarillo, CA
from 5:15-7:00 pm: 

5:15-5:40 Registration/Networking

5:40-5:50 Introductions and announcements

5:50-7:00 Program

After each forum, members are welcome to stay for a steering committee meeting from 7:00-8:00.


Cost: FREE to members; $10 suggested donation per forum for non-members


Show your support by becoming a member!

$15 annually for individuals

$25 annually for organizations

(click on the Membership tab in the menu)