Lead Like A Woman

Accelerating gender equity in the City of Los Angeles

The Inaugural State of Women & Girls Address and the Young Women’s Assembly was a day-long event that opened with a presentation to leaders throughout the City’s business, philanthropic, public sector and not-for-profit community from the Mayor and the First Lady on the State of Women and Girls in Los Angeles. The presentation was meant to capture the progress the City has made with respect to the inclusion of women and girls in business, City operations, social advancements, and further lay out expectations for the road ahead.
The event was also intended to provide young women, ages 16-21, with hands-on learning, real-time training, and resources to advance their skills and abilities in areas of opportunity such as:

– Entertainment
– Business
– Government
– Technology and Media
– Health and Wellness
– Sports

During lunch, youth attended a resource fair where they were provided with opportunities to interact with 25 of the City’s leading organizations and obtain information and resources. During this portion of the event, young women had an opportunity to visit with organizations relevant to the personal and academic needs of young women, for example, City agencies, college resource programs, and sports programs. They also had the opportunity to funnel themselves into extracurricular activities like Civic Youth, public safety training’s, and other available programs.