LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles is home to one of the world’s fastest-growing and most dynamic tech and engineering sectors, and Mayor Eric Garcetti launched a new effort today — WiSTEM L.A. — to ensure that young women are equitably included in these promising industries.
WiSTEM connects young women with mentors in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, where women have been chronically and historically underrepresented. More than 600 people registered to attend the kick off.
“The City of Los Angeles is deeply saddened by the loss of Nicole Willett. She will be remembered as a beloved colleague and friend, and an advocate for the community she served with passion as Chief of Staff for the Department on Disability. Nicole dedicated herself to making Los Angeles more accessible and equitable, and my thoughts are with her family and loved ones during this difficult time.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti
“We salute working men and women because they come together each day, in cities and towns across this country, to build America’s future in a way that lifts up the best of who we are: rising above differences to achieve something bigger than themselves, and moving us forward with hard work, unity, and purpose. The transformative power of labor is evident in every part of our lives, and I will always stand with working people on what matters most to them — lifting wages, creating jobs, and putting the interests of families first in all that we do.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti
LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti has appointed Capt. Lawrence Vasquez as the City of Los Angeles’ first Director of Military and Veterans Affairs, a key post that will further the Mayor’s strong commitment to creating opportunities for military personnel and veterans.
“John McCain was an American hero, a true patriot who served with courage, honor, and humility. We owe him our gratitude for his sacrifices and leadership, and offer our deepest sympathies to the McCain family in this moment of loss and sorrow.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti