Women's History Month 2016

To celebrate Women’s History Month, I’ve led the Council in recognizing some of the great women leaders in our City.  

Last week we honored women from throughout the City who are “Pioneer Women” and help make our City a wonderful place to live. This effort was led by the City’s Commission on the Status of Women. For CD6, I honored Ciera Payton from “Michael’s Daughter.” 
Ciera Payton
Superintendent Michelle King
We started the month with a reception I hosted with Mayor Garcetti, Council President Wesson and Councilmember Harris-Dawson to honor the new Los Angeles Unified School District’s Superintendent Michelle King at City Hall.  Superintendent King is the first woman since the 1920’s to lead LAUSD, and also the first African American woman to lead the district!  
I also recognized Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) at a special council presentation for Latina History Day.  I also joined HOPE at a Latina History Day conference panel discussion called, “Human Trafficking:  Laying the foundation for safe neighborhoods.”
To wrap up Women's History Month, the Los Angles Times profiled me as the only woman on the Los Angeles City Council.