Mayor Eric Garcetti and First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland will host the inaugural Los Angeles State of Women & Girls Address and Young Women’s Assembly on March 14, 2017. The event will focus on issues of gender and equality in Los Angeles and take place on the campus of the University of Southern California. It will bring Angelenos together with civic and thought leaders, as well as hundreds of LAUSD students, for a series of in-depth conversations, workshops, and presentations on the state of gender equality in Los Angeles.
The conference is a program of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles and the Bloomberg Philanthropies Innovation Team (i-team). The Los Angeles State of Women & Girls Address and Young Women’s Assembly will feature keynote addresses by the Mayor and First Lady. There will also be a Young Women’s Assembly for 700 LAUSD students — and special programming for young women ages 16-21, including workshops, leadership training, and panel discussions. The panels will feature top women leaders in the business, entertainment, finance, technology, and public sectors. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a resource fair featuring dozens of nonprofit organizations. All of the programming is aimed at equipping young women with the tools they need to succeed now and in the future.
The Los Angeles State of Women & Girls Address and Young Women’s Assembly will also support these gender equity programs that empower and enrich the lives of young women and girls across Los Angeles:
Girls Play L.A. encourages girls to get involved in sports and fitness activities, by offering improved programming at parks where girls sports and fitness participation is low. We are raising funds to help Girls Play L.A. meet a bold target by the end of 2018: 40% participation by girls in the City’s Recreation and Parks sports and fitness programs.
Girls Fire Camp is a new 2-day program that pairs girls ages 14-18 with active duty LAFD female firefighters and cadets for hands-on activities with firefighting tools, equipment, and personal protective gear. We are hosting our second camp this spring with future camps in their planning stages. With your support, we will expose greater numbers of girls to a career in public service and ultimately grow the ranks of women in the LAFD.