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Partner Spotlight: Mayor Eric Garcetti and The City of Los Angeles

by the L.A. Mayor’s Office

Eric Garcetti #lamayor

In 2015, the L.A. Mayor’s Office and the City’s Commission on the Status of Women commissioned Mount Saint Mary’s University to conduct a first-ever report on the status of women and girls in Los Angeles. The findings not only brought to light persistent gender inequities in the City — they also effected change. The revelatory data led Mayor Eric Garcetti to take action, including a detailed executive directive that has had a tangible and positive effect on gender equity efforts in Los Angeles. Since then, Mayor Garcetti’s administration has consistently used the University’s research as a measuring stick for progress. This essay shares examples of the Administration’s ongoing efforts to promote gender equity across the City, and details the effects of that work.

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To learn more about the research and resources from the Center for the Advancement of Women at Mount Saint Mary’s University, visit Or contact the director, Emerald Archer, PhD, at or 213.477.2544.