AAUW members of the South Bay announce a tri-branch meeting on Saturday, January 12, 2019.
Members from the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Torrance and Beach Cities Branches
are invited to attend a panel discussion titled;
“Celebration of Women Empowerment: The State of Women’s Equity in Los
Discussion will focus on two areas:
• Highlights of Equity: Editorial tales from the areas where good progress
has been made using successful strategies.
• Spotlight looking forward: Where is inequity is at its worst? Where is
the most work still needed?
Long time AAUW member and self described Hermosa Beach Girl, Emily Williams
will moderate the discussion. Emily is currently the senior deputy for
human services and child welfare under LA County Supervisor Ridley Scott.
Our Two Speakers:
Carmen Estrda-Schaye, PhD: Governing Council Member, 4th District,
Women + Girls Initiative, County of Los Angeles; National Vice President of
Diversity of the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC); President of
NWPC South Bay.
Elena Fernandez, MSW, LCSW: Director at the St John’s Well Child and
Family Center Senior Adjunct Faculty at Pacific Oaks College – Pasadena,
The AAUW organization has a long history in the South Bay with three very
active branches. Tri Branch meetings are rare. We hope this larger
gathering will create good conversation across the diverse group. We hope
to learn about the specific concerns for Women and Girls here in the South