It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.
— Madeleine Albright


Message from founder and president Joanna Weiss:

We are very pleased to release WAVE's first Impact Report, which highlights our achievements in 2018. This report describes WAVE's significant contributions in both electoral advocacy and grassroots activism, and details our plans moving forward. WAVE women are making a difference in our communities and our country! YOU are making a difference!

Click on the cover to access the full report.

Click on the cover to access the full report.

With your support, we will build upon the successes of 2018 to make an even greater impact in 2019 and beyond. We are grateful to each and every one of you for being with us and helping WAVE change the course of history. 

In unity and with much gratitude,
Joanna, Ali, and Kia


Footage from Make Waves fundraiser with Chelsea Handler and Congresspersons, Karen Bass & Ted Lieu

We engage, educate and empower our members to advance progressive American values and ethics.


WAVE is —

A nonpartisan group of women from Southern California who are bound by a shared desire to uphold American values and ethics.

A diverse group of individuals from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, religions, and political affiliations.

Professionals in the fields of education and research, medicine and healthcare, law, business and entrepreneurship, innovation and technology, finance, information and communication, arts and sciences, and philanthropy and social work.

Dedicated to our mission of affecting change through political action on a local, state and national level.




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