Inspiring Our Next Women Leaders

United_Way panelYou can’t be what you can’t see – and that’s why we need more women in elected office at all levels of government. As the only woman currently serving on the Los Angeles City Council, we are headed in the wrong direction. Over the past month, I’ve been speaking out about the importance of women stepping up and supporting each other as they seek elective office. Last week I spoke at the United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ Women’s Summit on a panel with Congresswoman Judy ChuDan Schnur, Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC, moderated by LA84 Foundation’s Renata Simril, about the importance of women running for office. Earlier in April I spoke atMount Saint Mary University’s “Ready to Run” conference, encouraging young women to consider a career in politics. We need more women running for office.