The first Ventura County Women's Forum took place at the Grand Vista Hotel in Simi Valley. The keynote titled "Thriving in the Global Economy" was presented by Jon P. Goodman, PhD, President, Town Hall Los Angeles. The day’s sessions included How Are We Part of this Global Economy?, MOVING VENTURA COUNTY AHEAD in the Changing Global Economy, Meeting Challenges and Welcoming Opportunities: Empowering Our Community, and Thinking Globally and Acting Locally for Economic Justice. The Barbarians for The Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence provided Barbed Art: Reconstructed Fashion Dolls" as centerpieces at the lunch.
2006 Steering Committee:
Co-Chairs Diana Goodrow, Ventura County Commission for Women, Women's Intercultural Network/California Women's Agenda and Catherine Smith, National Women's Political Caucus-Ventura County; Sue Broidy, McCune Foundation, National Women's Political Caucus; Mary Ann Dase, AAUW Camarillo, CA Branch; Beth Farnbach, National Women's Political Caucus, Global Exchange Ventura County; Norma Maidel AAUW Camarillo, CA Branch, World Affairs Council of Ventura County, National Women's Political Caucus; Tiffany Marra, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan, SmartGirl.org; Maricela Morales, Mayor ProTem, Port Hueneme, CAUSE; Nancy Lee Phillips, Ventura County Commission for Women; Hugh Ralston, Ventura County Community Foundation; Lee Riggan, Ventura County Commission for Women, Promotoras y Promotores Foundation; Kim Marra Stephenson, AAUW Camarillo, CA Branch; Celeste Weingardt, National Women's Political Caucus, Coalition to End Family Violence.