California Women’s Leadership Association Names Barrios a 2017 Woman to Watch

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Contact: Amanda Hughes
(949) 215-5539

October 28, 2016


ANAHEIM, Calif. – The California Women’s Leadership Association (CWLA) held their Women to Watch in 2017 luncheon yesterday at the Disneyland Hotel to award business women, community leaders and elected officials for their hard work and dedication to the communities they serve.

The CWLA is a 501(c)(4) statewide organization that is devoted to uniting influential women leaders in order to bring about meaningful change in their surrounding communities and government through education and advocacy.

Arianna Barrios was awarded under the “Movers & Shakers” category and was presented as a “Woman to Watch in 2017” along with Diane Harkey (Vice Chair, 4th District, Board of Equalization), Christine Marick (Mayor of Brea) and Lisa Ohlund (General Manager, East Orange County Water District).

Barrios is currently up for re-election in Area 7 to the Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) Board of Trustees. She is a city of Orange native, business owner and lifelong community volunteer. Her service to the RSCCD includes having served as President, Vice President, Clerk and Chair of several committees.

“Being named as one of the ‘Women to Watch in 2017’ is such an honor,” said Barrios. “This organization [CWLA] is dedicated to empowering women in our communities. They bring women of all different backgrounds together to support one another.”

The CWLA PAC recently announced their endorsement for Barrios’ campaign to the RSCCD Board of Trustees. For more information on her campaign, visit


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