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WCLA Annual Meeting 2021

WCLA Annual Meeting

with guest speaker Hilary Norton '90


WCLA Annual Meeting with guest speaker Hilary Norton

Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 7-8pm

FREE (registration required)

Please join the Wellesley Club of Los Angeles for our Annual Meeting - hosted on Zoom and featuring guest speaker Hilary Norton '90, Chair of the California Transportation Commission! In addition to our featured speaker's keynote address, Wellesley College Alumnae Association (WCAA) Board Directors Dolores Arredondo '95 and Stephanie Hsieh '89 will update us on College news. Our Annual Meeting will also feature a review of the WCLA's past year and a discussion of plans for the upcoming year including a potential return to in-person club events; we're eager for your input. Additionally, we will have the formal announcement of the 2021-2022 WCLA Board.

If you are interested in serving on our WCLA Board, there are open positions for Co-President, Secretary, Membership Chair, Day to Make a Difference Chair, Photographer/Photo Curator, Wellesley Asian Alumnae Alliance (W3A) Rep and WAPA SoCal Regional Rep. Please click here for details on open positions and/or email

Register here

This event is FREE but registration is required. If you have issues registering on our website, or have questions about using Zoom, please email  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about joining the meeting.

In lieu of a ticket cost, we encourage all alums who are able to consider becoming a WCLA member or renewing your membership by clicking here.

About Hilary Norton '90, guest keynote speaker

Hilary Norton is the Chairwoman of the California Transportation Commission (CTC).  Hilary was appointed to the CTC by Governor Gavin Newsom in September 2019, and elected Chair of the CTC in August 2020.  She brings over 29 years of experience in transportation and community development to her Commission role.  Ms. Norton’s primary goals as CTC Chair include investing over $5 billion in annual SB1 gas tax and other funds into California’s transportation infrastructure system in order to improve outcomes in equity, mobility across numerous modes, safety, environment/climate change resilience, and economic growth.

Ms. Norton is President and Managing Partner of Effect Strategies, a full-service strategic communications firm, with clients ranging from biotech/life sciences to innovations in service delivery, clean buildings, and mobility.

Ms. Norton was named one of Stratiscope’s 2021 “Impact Makers to Watch”

Ms. Norton holds a BA from Wellesley College and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  She is the mother of two adults, Xavier and Eva Orozco


Dolores Arredondo '95

Segment Manager, Personal and Business Banking at City National Bank

Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management

Wellesley College Alumnae Association Board Director, 2018-2022

Stephanie Hsieh '89

Executive Director at Biocom California, Los Angeles

Visionary biopharma executive and board director

Wellesley College Alumnae Association Board Director, 2019-2021

We're excited to see you soon!

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How Do I Become a Member?

Join today and connect with your fellow Wellesley alums!

The Wellesley Club of Los Angeles membership offers you an opportunity to engage with more than 1,100 Wellesley alumnae across Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties, to support community service and to stay connected with Wellesley through a variety of compelling events and activities.

Membership fees are waived for new alums (Classes of 2020 and 2021).  Young alum membership is $25, annual membership is $50, and lifetime membership is $500  - visit our membership page to join today and have access to the discounted membership price for this event (and future events)!