City of Pasadena Announces “Herstory 2024: Women at Work Overcoming Barriers and Bias”

The City of Pasadena’s Commission on the Status of Women is pleased to host “Herstory 2024: Women at Work Overcoming Barriers and Bias”, on Thursday, Mar. 7, 6-8 p.m. at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101.

This free event will feature a thought-provoking panel discussion centered around the challenges and opportunities for women in professions historically dominated by men. Our diverse panel of local women, comprised of accomplished professionals and advocates, will share their invaluable insights, experiences, and strategies for navigating and breaking barriers in these fields.

Welcome remarks will be provided by Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger. Panelists include Green Splendor Landscaping founder Lupe Perez, Pasadena Fire Department Captain Jodi Slicker, and Dean of Pasadena Community College’s Career and Technical Education Division Dr. Arminé Derdiarian. The panel will be moderated by Laura Farber, a partner at Hahn & Hahn LLP.

Panel Discussion Highlights:

● Identifying systemic challenges hindering women's progress in male-dominated industries.

● Sharing success stories and strategies for career advancement.

● Discussing initiatives and measures to foster inclusivity and gender equality in these sectors.

● Exploring the role of mentorship and support networks in empowering women professionals.

Before the panel discussion, there will be time for networking with community partners, providing an opportunity for attendees to engage in meaningful conversations, establish connections, and cultivate a supportive community dedicated to promoting gender diversity and equality in the workplace.

For event information, contact Leticia Lopez with the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department at Lelopez@cityofpasadena.net or (626) 744-4386.

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