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.

The Los Angeles County Women’s Leadership Conference was originally inspired by The Women’s Conference hosted by former First Lady of California, Maria’s Shriver, which was held from 2007-2010. The Women’s Conference ceased to exist after Maria Shriver completed her tenure as California’s First Lady. A group of women from Los Angeles County Public Works saw a void when this Conference left and seized the opportunity to create their own event that inspires attendees to innovate, learn, and connect with the community.   

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 was funded entirely through corporate sponsorship and quickly became a much-anticipated County event. In 2015, Public Works collaborated with other Los Angeles County departments to expand the Conference’s impact and was subsequently rebranded to the Los Angeles County Women’s Leadership Conference.  

Today the Conference hosts approximately 1,000 attendees and continues to grow in popularity.   

Laura Rockett
Laura RockettConference Co-Chair
Kara Plourde
Kara PlourdeConference Co-Chair
Javaneh Noorparvar
Javaneh Noorparvar Conference Advisor
Angela George-Moody
Angela George-MoodyPublic Works Advisor

Planning Committee

Name Department
Alisa Williams Women & Girls Initiative
Armenui Telliyan Health Services
Blanca Bonilla Children and Family Service
Brenda Espiritu Economic Opportunity
Chanel Smith Women & Girls Initiative
Claudia Sifuentes  Public Works
Davis Barrantes Treasurer and Tax Collector
Dawn E. Flores Health Services
Donna Tran Public Works
Elecia Morris Public Works
Eleni Pappas Fire Department
Ericka Vayas Consumer and Business Affairs
Erika Mesa Auditor-Controller
Evelyn Chang Public Works
Felicia Yin Public Works
Francy Perez Human Resources
Heidi Oliva Fire Department
Hilda Garcia Treasurer and Tax Collector
Irma Alvarado Regional Planning
Jacqueline Hernandez Public Health
Jacquelynn Zavala Consumer and Business Affairs
Jasmine Campbell Women & Girls Initiative
Jazmin Aragon Public Works
Jefferson Du Public Works
Jennifer Leyva Animal Care and Control
Karin Burger  Public Works
Lance Cervantes  Public Works
Lisbeth Gonzalez Economic Opportunity
Lonnie Chung  Public Works
Lorena Chavez  Public Works
Maria Aguirre Child Support Services
Maria Catli Ferguson Child Support Services
Maya Ramirez Health Services
Regina Kingi   Public Works
Roya Falahati   Public Works
Ryan Ong   Public Works
Shanell Holland Economic Opportunity
Shelan Joseph District Attorney
Sherri Diaz Homeless Initiative
Tamika Gray Justice Care and Opportunities

County Departments