City Of Pasadena Announces “Herstory 2022”

The City of Pasadena Commission on the Status of Women is pleased to host “Herstory 2022: Addressing Barriers for Women in the Workforce,” a virtual event on International Women’s Day, Tuesday, March 8 from 5:30-7:00 PM. This free event will bring together community leaders from the public and private sector to discuss challenges experienced by working women, including those that intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The program will be hosted by Beverley Morgan-Sandoz, Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women, and will feature welcoming remarks by Lola Osborne, Acting Director of the City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Pasadena City Councilmember Jessica Rivas.

Panelists include Kimberly Kenny, Associate Vice-President of Institutional Advancement at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Valerie Mendoza, Executive Director of Human Resources and Payroll at Rusnak Auto Group, and Dr. Kimlin Ashing, City of Hope Associate Cancer Center Director for Community Outreach and Beckman Research Institute Professor.

During the event, panelist will discuss key findings from the 2021 Report on the Status of Women in Pasadena, which was prepared by the Mount Saint Mary’s Center for the Advancement of Women. These findings include that more Pasadena women are participating in the workforce, there is a rise in Pasadena women who have obtained four-year college degrees, and an increased diversity of racial composition among Pasadena women. 

Following the Herstory 2022 panel discussion, the Commission on the Status of Women will host a Women’s Wellness event on Saturday, March 12, from 10:00 -11:00 AM at Memorial Park. The event will feature yoga for all ages, children's activities, and wellness information provided by the Pasadena Public Health Department.

To kick off these exciting activities, the Pasadena City Council will issue a proclamation recognizing March as Women’s History Month during its meeting on Monday, February 28, at 4:00 PM. Tune in to watch live at

For more information and to register to attend Herstory 2022, visit