Awards and Appreciation

SOL celebrates exceptional women

Six people stand, with three of them women holding flowers.
Joining the celebration of women were Vacaville Mayor John Carli, Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, Assembly Member Lori Wilson, Region I Healthcare Executive Rainbow Brockenborough, SOL Warden Gigi Matteson and SOL CEO Michael Felder.

Lieutenant Governor joins 11th annual event

California State Prison-Solano’s (SOL) celebrated the many women who make CDCR excellent during the annual Women’s History Month celebration.

The inspiring event featured several special guest speakers, including California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis, Assembly Member Lori Wilson and CCHCS Region I Healthcare Executive Rainbow Brockenborough.

Staff from all classifications were in attendance to celebrate the strong women of SOL and all of CDCR who work one of the toughest beats in the state. Attendees received swag bags and enjoyed lunch while listening to the three dynamic speakers.

This was SOL’s 11th annual Women’s History Month event. As always, it was a success. More than 150 staff members from SOL and nearby California Medical Facility (CMF) attended. Vacaville Mayor John Carli and several members of the Vacaville City Council also attended to share their support.

SOL women made it happen

The event was created in a break room among three staff member who shared a vision of celebrating women’s accomplishments and contributions to the correctional profession. The event was organized by Correctional Captain Debbra Rowlett, one of the founding three members and without whose leadership the event would not have been such a success.

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