Vision

Vision

Build leaders who will collectively shape Los Angeles County’s future and culture.

Mission

Mission

Promote leadership and cultivate professional and personal growth.

Over a decade ago, a group of women from Los Angeles County Public Works were inspired by former First Lady of California Maria’s Shriver’s Women’s Conference. This conference ceased to exist when Maria Shriver completed her tenure as California’s First Lady.  Recognizing this void, the women of Public Works seized the opportunity to create their own event that inspires attendees to innovate, learn, and connect with the community.  Thus, the LA County Women’s Leadership Conference was born.

In 2010 the first Public Works Women’s Leadership Conference was held with over 300 attendees from government, business, and the community. The one-day conference funded entirely through corporate sponsorship quickly became a much-anticipated County event. In 2015 Public Works collaborated with other Los Angeles County departments to expand the Conference’s impact which now hosts over 900 attendees.

Javaneh Noorparvar
Javaneh Noorparvar Conference Co-Chair
Laura Rockett
Laura RockettConference Co-Chair
Nam Doan
Nam DoanConference Co-Chair
Mackenzie Domann
Mackenzie Domann Conference Advisor
Rossana D’Antonio
Rossana D’Antonio Conference Executive Advisor

Planning Committee

Name Department
Brenda Duran Executive Office
Brian Fung Public Works
Calvin Tran Public Works
Lt. Delicia Hernandez Sheriff
Donna Diaz Public Works
Dorean Losoya Executive Office
Erika Mesa Auditor-Controller
Etsy Montoto Fire
Heidi Oliva Fire
Holly Francisco Sheriff
Jazmin Aragon Public Works
Jefferson Du Public Works
JeNai Davis Military & Veteran Affairs
Jessica Lee Library
Josafat Flores Public Works
Kara Plourde Public Works
Kavetha Velusamy Public Defender
Lance Cervantes Public Works
Laura Smith Public Works
Leticia Alatorre Treasurer and Tax Collector
Lorena Chavez Public Works
Martha Chono-Helsley Public Health
Melanie Morita Public Works
Michael Harmon Public Works
Michele Felix Military & Veteran Affairs
Monica Lopez Treasurer and Tax Collector
Naomi Guzman Beaches and Harbor
Natalia Escobar Public Works
Priya Aggarwal Public Works
Sarah Ardalani Medical Examiner-Coroner
Shirley Lai Public Works
Veronica Ramos Public Defender
Vilma Gonzalez Public Social Services

County Departments