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.

Today, with this new chapter and the unprecedented challenges that we currently face, it is even more fitting to reinvent our conference as a virtual platform allowing us to surpass the 900 professionals typically in attendance. We continue to have dynamic and inspiring speakers who share their own experiences on topics such as overcoming adversity, mastering goals, and excelling as leaders. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network and participate in interactive workshops that encourage personal and professional growth.

Javaneh Noorparvar
Javaneh Noorparvar Conference Co-Chair
Mackenzie Domann
Mackenzie Domann Conference Co-Chair
Nam Doan
Nam DoanConference Co-Chair
Shirley Cheng
Shirley Cheng Conference Advisor
Rossana D’Antonio
Rossana D’Antonio Conference Executive Advisor

Planning Committee

Name Department
Agnes Nugyen Public Works
Amy Le Chief Executive Office
Ana Gaona Health Services
Andrea Avila Fire
Armine Garibkhanyan Treasurer & Tax Collector
Brian Fung Public Works
Calvin Tran Public Works
Christian Brown Human Resources
Donna Diaz Public Works
Erika Mesa Auditor-Controller
Heidi Oliva Fire
Jazmin Aragon Public Works
JeNai Davis Military & Veterans Affairs
Josafat Flores Public Works
Joseph Alford Public Works
Kara Plourde Public Works
Karen Zarsadiaz-Ige Fire
Kavetha Velusamy Public Defender
LaJuana J. Haselrig, Chief Sheriff
Lara Arsinian Workforce Development, Aging & Community Services
Laura Rockett Public Works
Laura Smith Public Works
Lorena Chavez Public Works
Marie Nunez Internal Services
Melanie Morita Public Works
Michael Harmon Public Works
Naomi Guzman Beaches & Harbor
Regina Dickerson Internal Services
Rhonda Lewis Workforce Development, Aging & Community Services
Robin A. Limon, Assistant Sheriff Sheriff
Sarah Ardalani Medical Examiner-Coroner
Sherrie Chang Treasurer & Tax Collector
Shirley Lai Public Works
Troy Le Library
Veronica Ramos Public Defender

County Departments