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City’s virtual ‘Herstory’ event will break down barriers for women in the workforce – Pasadena Weekendr

The City of Pasadena Commission on the Status of Women is hosting a virtual event on International Women’s Day, Tuesday, March 8, from 5:30-7 p.m., titled “Herstory 2022: Addressing Barriers for women in the labor market.

This free event will bring together community leaders from the public and private sectors to discuss the challenges faced by working women, including those that have intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beverley Morgan-Sandoz, Chair of the Commission, will moderate the discussion, which will include welcoming remarks from Lola Osborne, Acting Director of the Pasadena Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, followed by a panel discussion moderated by the city ​​councilor Jessica Rivas.

The panel will be comprised of Kimberly Kenny, Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Mount Saint Mary’s University; Valerie Mendoza, executive director of human resources and payroll at Rusnak Auto Group; and Dr. Kimlin Ashing, associate director of the Cancer Center for Community Outreach at the City of Hope and professor at the City of Hope Beckman Research Institute.

Panelists will discuss key findings from the 2021 Status of Women in Pasadena Report, prepared by Mount Saint Mary’s Center for the Advancement of Women. Among the results are that more Pasadena women are participating in the labor force, there is an increase in the number of Pasadena women who have earned four-year college degrees, and there is an increase in racial diversity among Pasadena women.

After Herstory 2022, the Commission on the Status of Women will host a women’s welfare event on Saturday, March 12 from 10-11 a.m. at Memorial Park. The event will include yoga for all ages and activities for children. The Pasadena Public Health Department will provide wellness information.

On Monday, Feb. 28, the Pasadena City Council is expected to issue a proclamation recognizing March as Women’s History Month. The meeting begins at 4 p.m. and can be accessed via

To register for Herstory 2022 or the Women’s Wellness event, visit and complete the registration form.

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