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Women We Admire today: UC Berkeley Law’s Maria Echaveste

Maria Echaveste

Berkeley Law’s Maria Echaveste, who has just been nominated to serve as U.S. ambassador to Mexico, will visit UCOP today, for the next event in the Women We Admire series.

Policy adviser, community leader, corporate attorney, UC alumna and former senior White House official Maria Echaveste will be the featured speaker today, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 12 to 1 p.m. in Franklin Lobby 1, the next event in the Women We Admire series of talks. (Click on link to add event to your calendar.)

Echaveste on Sept. 18 was nominated by President Obama to serve as U.S. ambassador to Mexico, a post that must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. She is now policy and program development director at the UC Berkeley School of Law Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, a Berkeley Law lecturer and senior fellow with the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity.

She previously cofounded a strategic and policy consulting group and served as a senior White House and U.S. Department of Labor official. From 1998 to 2001, she was assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff to President Bill Clinton. Among her responsibilities in this role was overseeing issues relating to Mexico and Latin America. She has also worked as a community leader and corporate attorney.

If you can’t attend the event in person, listen via ReadyTalk by dialing 866-740-1260 and entering access code 7226879.

PACSW, the President’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, initiated the Women We Admire speaker series in 2009 to bring women to UCOP from around the system to share insights about their careers, workplace challenges and work–life balance. The Latino Staff Association is cosponsoring this event.

Women We Admire talks are open to all members of the UCOP community, and both men and women are invited to learn more about how to make the most of working at UC. Find upcoming speakers in the series and archived audio of past talks on the Women We Admire website.

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