Join NWPC LA Westside for our first Women in Leadership Breakfast of 2019, on the first day of Spring — March 20th! We will meet at Factor's Famous Deli on Pico for an energizing conversation and light breakfast in great company.
Our speaker for this event will be Dr. Jackie Filla. Jackie will give us a recap of elections that take place in early 2019 including West Hollywood City Council, and the special elections for LAUSD School Board and Council District 12 for City of Los Angeles.
Bio — Dr. Jackie Filla
Dr. Jackie Filla is an Associate Professor of political science at Mount St. Mary's University in Los Angeles, CA and she serves as President of the Commission on the Status of Women for the City of Los Angeles. Dr. Filla completed her PhD (2009) and MA (2003) in political science at the University of California, Riverside and her BA (2002) in political science at California State University, Fullerton. She is the Research Director for the LA County Women and Girls Initiative. Her research interests revolve around women’s representation in public office and women’s health policy. Dr. Filla has presented and published academic research on women's representation, received grants to study trends in women's political participation and is a regular contributor to «Status of Women and Girls» reports in Pennsylvania, California and Los Angeles. Dr. Filla has also directed research at the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics and directs Mount St. Mary's annual «Ready to Run» women's campaign training program; which connects women interested in running for public office with campaign experts and elected officials. As a professor at a women's college, she is passionate about teaching students the writing and quantitative analysis skills necessary for them to become public policy professionals.