Brandie Taylor, chairwoman of the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, to speak at AAUW event

Chairwoman Brandie Taylor of the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel

The public is invited to hear Brandie Taylor, chairwoman of the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, speak at a “Legacy of Leadership” event presented by the Del Mar-Leucadia Branch of the American Association of University Women. It will be Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to noon at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr., Encinitas. There will be social and networking time the first half hour followed by a meeting and program at 10:30 a.m.

Taylor will speak of her experiences as a leader in the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, in the greater Native American community, and as an advocate for better quality health care for all women. In her many leadership roles she has been instrumental in raising awareness for higher education, elder care, tribal youth, cultural customs and traditions and programs to help veterans, improve housing and roads, and fighting for water rights. Taylor spends her free time attending cultural gatherings with her 14-year-old son who is a traditional “Bird Singer and Dancer.” There will be time for questions after her talk.

AAUW is a national organization that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Membership is open to all college graduates with an associate or higher degree. AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership.

The Del Mar-Leucadia Branch serves San Diego coastal communities and reflects the varied interests of its members with monthly meetings which are open to the public and special interest groups such as Great Decisions, dining, book, movie, and bridge groups.


The branch raises money for scholarships for local college students and for local middle school girls who are chosen to attend AAUW’s Tech Trek, a STEM camp held at the University of California San Diego. The local branch also supports Speech Trek awards for local high school students and the national AAUW Fund.

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