To celebrate Women’s Equality Day and the 100th Anniversary of a woman’s right to vote and the ratification of the 19th Amendment, on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 we gathered Angeleno women together to connect and reflect on the significance of this right in the lives of women today. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic this was our first ever virtual event at Getty House and although we were unable to engage in person, the virtual nature of the event allowed us to welcome over 1000 additional women and men to participate in this critically timed discussion.
Mayor Garcetti and First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland kicked off the conversation by providing background on strides we have made in Los Angeles to expand the role of women in all levels of leadership while also highlighting the challenges that continue to face women in our city every day.
The Mayor and First Lady were then joined by a panel of powerful, innovative and history-making leaders and activists that brought to life a dynamic conversation about equity generally, gender equity specifically and the importance of civic engagement in our society in order to continue our forward progress.
- Mindy Kaling, writer, producer, author, director, and actor
- Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior Distinguished Fellow, University of Chicago Law School; Senior Advisor to the Obama Foundation
- Aimee Allison, Founder/President, She the People
- María Teresa Kumar, Founding President, Voto Latino