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Junior League Offers Paths Toward Empowerment at Commission on Status of Women Meeting Wednesday

Published on Monday, April 5, 2021 | 5:00 am

The Commission on the Status of Women will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, to discuss the Junior League of Pasadena’s efforts at evaluating the need for programs to develop business, entrepreneurship and leadership skills among local women. 

A presentation by the Junior League, an organization composed of women whose goal is to “promote and perpetuate social change” in the city and other communities around Pasadena, will start the discussion. 

By providing valuable leadership training, the Junior Leagues said it will then provide women with the tools to get involved, put their talents to work, and positively impact the community. 

“Right now, our primary focus is the support and development of women within the greater San Gabriel Valley, particularly focusing on the development of business, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills,” the Junior League says on its website. “If you’re interested in learning more about our current focus or developing your own civic leadership skills, we welcome you to learn more or connect with us.”

To learn more about the organization and its community-oriented programs, visit

Also during Wednesday’s meeting, the commission will receive updates on the plan to publish the next edition of the Pasadena Survival Guide, which the city publishes bi-annually. The commission, working with the city’s Human Services and Recreation Department, is responsible for publishing the guide every two years. 

An ad hoc committee for the Survival Guide publication was organized last year after the 2020-2022 edition was published and distributed around September. One of the recommendations discussed in the committee included a plan to come up with a single-page printed edition only, while the rest of the information will be published online on a page dedicated to the guide alone. 

The new edition will contain important 24-hour local emergency numbers and the new 211 L.A. hotline, according to earlier discussions. 

Other reports expected in Wednesday’s meeting include an update on the commission’s outreach and awareness programs, as well as on HerStory 2021, a virtual event which the commission will host on April 21. The event will bring together women from throughout the community to discuss the status of women’s representation in civic leadership and how to best support women in seeking and holding all levels of public office. 

The public can access Wednesday’s meeting through or by calling (669) 900-6833 and using the webinar ID 860 1163 6990.

Comments may be sent by email to before Wednesday, or through on the day of the meeting.

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