Women in Leadership for Diverse Representation – WILDR – was launched in early 2022. It is led and supported through the efforts and contributions of core volunteers and other community members. 


WILDR is committed to realizing more diverse representation by women in elected and appointed positions in Santa Cruz County. We support progressive women who reflect the communities they serve through training, networking, and leadership development. 


Our vision is a democracy where elected officials and other leaders reflect the population, serving in roles that uplift all people in equity and justice. 

Where We Focus 

WILDR provides information, connects people to resources, and, most importantly, builds networks of support in Santa Cruz County and all of its jurisdictions. 


WILDR works to create the conditions for women with aligned values to enter and be supported in leadership roles, with a focus on elected and appointed positions in government. WILDR engages people that align with our core values, regardless of party. WILDR does not support specific candidates through endorsements or campaign funding. 

WILDR participants support and work to uphold:

racial and gender equity,

reproductive justice,

lifespan education funding,

voter access,

housing justice, and

equitable and shared economy for all.

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Please make checks payable to ISI with WILDR included in the memo and send checks to ISI:

Mailing Address:

887 Sonoma Ave, #23
Santa Rosa, CA 95404


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