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Mayor Garcetti visits Mount Saint Mary's to release university's gendered research of the City of Los Angeles

Contact:Phillip Jordan


March 31, 2015 / Los Angeles -- Today, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will announce the results of the first-ever Report on the Status of Women and Girls in the City of Los Angeles, researched by Mount Saint Mary's University.

Mayor Garcetti and other elected city officials will present key findings from the report, and provide their responses, during a press conference at Mount Saint Mary's Doheny campus, near downtown Los Angeles.

Mayor Eric Garcetti Press Conference
Report on the Status of Women and Girls in the City of Los Angeles

Mount Saint Mary's University, Doheny campus
10 Chester Place
Los Angeles, CA 90007

2:30 p.m.

This report was commissioned by the Los Angeles City Commission on the Status of Women. Its aim is to provide information and to serve as a touchstone for more in-depth evaluations of gender equality throughout Los Angeles, which can lead to committed action by city government, as well as by those working in the nonprofit sector.

"As a women's university, it's in our DNA to ask the critical questions necessary to help ensure equal and full opportunity for women everywhere," said Mount Saint Mary's President Ann McElaney-Johnson. "As a member of the Los Angeles community, Mount Saint Mary's is honored to provide vital research that helps the mayor's administration in the pursuit of gender equality for the nearly 2 million women and girls here in our hometown."

The university's work with the City of Los Angeles is an outgrowth of the Mount's statewide research on issues affecting California's females. Since 2012, Mount Saint Mary's has published an annual Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California, one of the most authoritative and comprehensive compilations of current research focusing on the trends and issues affecting women and girls across the state.

The City of Los Angeles Report on the Status of Women and Girls will be available to read beginning at 2:30 p.m. on March 31, 2015, at and at

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