Welcome to the website for Los Angeles County Initiative on Women and Girls!
The Women and Girls Initiative was established in December 2016 by a unanimous vote of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to improve the lives of women and girls in L. A. County. I am so excited to serve as the WGI Executive Director and to work with the fifteen remarkable women who have been appointed to the WGI Governing Council. Together, we are committed to making Los Angeles County a place that empowers, supports and improves the lives of women and girls.
The Board of Supervisors has charged us with examining County policies and programs as they relate to the County as an employer, contractor and partner. We will be making recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on how to leverage the power and resources of the County to better meet the needs of women and girls. We know that if we can improve outcomes for women and girls, we will improve the health and prosperity of families, communities and the County as a whole.
To make this kind of impact, we want to hear from you. It is critical that we learn from the many individuals and organizations working on issues that affect women and girls throughout the County. This website provides information on the initiative’s outreach activities as well as our regular Governing Council meetings and, through the comments section, a place for you to reach out directly. If you have an idea, share it with us. If you have time, come to one of our meetings. Get involved! Together, we can make L.A. County a model for improving the lives of women and girls.
Abbe Land, Executive Director