Mount St. Mary's College's Third Annual Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California to Feature First-Ever Look at Los Angeles County's Female Population
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Contact: Phillip Jordan
Los Angeles, March 20, 2014 – Mount St. Mary’s College’s 2014 Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California®, to be released March 27, for the first time will include a demographic analysis of the more than 5 million women and girls living in Los Angeles County.
The Report’s findings for both California and Los Angeles County will be released during a free public forum to be held from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursday, March 27, at the College’s Doheny Campus, located at 10 Chester Place in Los Angeles.
Nearly 1,000 people are expected to attend the sold-out event, which will feature a dozen local, state and national women leaders – representing business, education, government and media – who will discuss the Report’s findings and its socio-economic and public policy implications.
“The Report’s findings should be both a wake-up call about and a call to action to address the issues affecting the women who make up half of the people living in the state’s most ethnically diverse region and one of its most important economic centers,” said Mount St. Mary’s College President Ann McElaney-Johnson.
Los Angeles County Highlights
The Report found several troubling patterns:
The report also found steady improvements:
March 27 Forum
Featured presenters at the forum include:
The program also will include two panel sessions, both moderated by national, award-winning journalist Tess Vigeland:
“Los Angeles: Through a Gender Lens” – An in-depth look at the diversity of, and the socio-economic challenges facing, the region’s female population.
“Closing Gender Gaps: A Policy Perspective” – Examining the ways that state and local government can improve the lives of women and girls.
For additional information about the March 27 event, visit: http://statusofwomen.msmc.la.edu.
About the Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California®
First issued in 2012, the Report is one of the most authoritative and comprehensive compilations of current research focusing on the issues and trends affecting the more than 19 million women and girls living in California. Its analysis includes demographics, business, education, employment, physical and mental health, politics, poverty and public safety.
About Mount St. Mary’s College
Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles offers a dynamic learning experience in the liberal arts and sciences. Primarily a women’s college, Mount St. Mary’s has a diverse student body, with 50 percent of our students the first in their families to attend college. We are dedicated to providing a superior education enhanced by an emphasis on building leadership skills and fostering a spirit to serve others. For more information, visit www.msmc.la.edu.