We need female leaders

In her latest blog post, Jue Song, discusses how representation of women in leadership roles is important.

Women have a proven track of record of excellent leadership. For example, research has shown that in India, the number of drinking water projects in women-led areas was 62% higher than in those with men-led councils. Similarly, a direct positive causal relationship between the presence of women in municipal councils and childcare coverage was found in Norway.

Policy at the Playhouse: REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES

Policy at the Playhouse, recognizes that conversations about governance take place in many different fora and are voiced by many different communities. The Bedrosian Center is teaming up with the Pasadena Playhouse to lead an audience discussion after a performance of Real Women Have Curves, a stage play written by LA playwright Josefina Lopez.  The play, set…

Gloria Molina: A Pioneer in Los Angeles Politics

Described by Los Angeles Times writer Patt Morrison as “the famous feminist politician from East L.A., the career policymaker/politician who still feels like an outsider,” Gloria Molina holds many firsts in the Los Angeles political world. Molina was the first Latina elected to the California State Assembly, L.A. City Council, and the L.A. County Board…

Five Minutes with Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard

In February, when Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard visited campus as part of Bedrosian Center’s Lunch with a Leader series, we had a chance to ask him a few questions about his long tenure at the helm of Pasadena. But change is coming for the city. Next Tuesday, Pasadena voters will elect a new mayor for…

Lessons in Public Administration & Leadership from the Women in Charge

5 Fundamentals from Geraldine Knatz & Gina Marie Lindsey Recently, the Bedrosian Center and the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) hosted two of LA’s most successful women in public administration for a conversation about public service, organizational governance, and leadership among females in the public sector. Geraldine Knatz, the…

Spring Mixer Featuring Women in Public Administration

The USC Price Bedrosian Center and the Southern California chapter of ASPA bring students and practioners together for the Spring Mixer featuring Geraldine Knatz, Executive Director for Port of Los Angeles and Gina Marie Lindsey, executive Director of the Los Angeles World Airports. Photos by Deirdre Flanagan