On December 13, 2016, the Board of Supervisors adopted a motion establishing the Los Angeles County Initiative on Women and Girls (WGI). The WGI will examine the systemic issues that lead to inequitable gender outcomes and recommend changes to improve the quality of life for women and girls in the County. The WGI is led by the WGI Governing Council, comprised of fifteen experts from across the County appointed by the Board of Supervisors, and the Executive Director.
Through extensive community outreach and the opportunity to produce original research, the WGI will conduct:
- A Countywide study of the unique ways in which women and girls are impacted by the policies, programs, services, collaborations and other actions undertaken by the County;
- A thorough assessment of the County’s recruitment, hiring, retention, promotion, testing, evaluation and other Human Resources policies to ascertain any disparate impacts they may have on women; and
- A thorough assessment of the County’s abilities and deficits in ensuring gender equity, including an analysis of each Department’s programmatic impacts, positive and negative, on women and girls in the County.
The Executive Director and the WGI Governing Council will provide periodic reports to the Board detailing the WGI’s progress and recommendations for action.