Pasadena’s Commission on the Status of Women and the City of Pasadena will host three free events celebrating International Women’s Day.
By News Desk
– Proclamation – February 28
To kick off these 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 cityofpasadena.net/media.
– Herstory 2022 Program – March 8
Pasadena’s Commission on the Status of Women will host “Herstory 2022: Addressing Barriers for Women in the Workforce,” a virtual event on 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 Councilwoman Jessica Rivas.
Panelists will include:
- Kimberly Kenne, 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
- Kimlin Ashing, City of Hope Associate Cancer Center Director for Community Outreach and Beckman Research Institute Professor.
Panelist will discuss key findings from the 2021 Report on the Status of Women in Pasadena (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 diversity of racial composition among Pasadena women has increased.
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.
– Activities in the Park – March 12
On Saturday, March 12, from 10:00 – 11:00 am, the Commission on the Status of Women will host a Women’s Wellness event at Memorial Park. The event will feature yoga for all ages, children’s activities, and wellness information provided by the Pasadena Public Health Department.
Edited by Ann Hunnewell
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