Board President Cynthia McClain-Hill and Retirement Board President LaTanya Bogin are creating an LADWP Women's Council in summer 2021. The Council will include female rank and file employees and IBEW Local 18 assistant business managers Shawn McCloud and Lilly Calvache. The council will champion programs and initiatives that support the professional growth and leadership development of the women of LADWP, as well as help provide work-life balance and supportive workplace conditions. As of June 2021, there are 2,472 women in LADWP's workforce of more than 11,000.
The concept of a Women's Council came about following a women's empowerment panel hosted in March 2021 in celebration of Women's History Month. The panel was hosted by LADWP and IBEW Local 18, and featured female employees who shared their achievements as well as challenges while working at LADWP. Following the discussion, Board President McClain-Hill and General Manager & Chief Engineer Martin L. Adams both asked the attendees, "What can LADWP do to better support women in the workplace." Responses focused mostly on three areas: career development, workplace conditions and work-life balance.
For more information about the Women's Council, email [email protected].
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Women's Empowerment Panel