WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST
Dear GALA Families & Community,
In light of the recent school closures by LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Women's Leadership Breakfast scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2020 at The Ebell of Los Angeles.
We know that many of our GALA students, parents, community members, teachers, and staff were looking forward to participating in our annual breakfast. We are taking the most recent school, local and state governmental recommendations very seriously and have elected to reschedule our largest fundraiser of the year.
Maintaining the safety, health, and well-being of our students and the surrounding GALA community continues to be our number one priority, and although we are disappointed to be making this change, we feel confident that this is the responsible choice.
As soon as we have a new date confirmed, we will send you an update. All ticket(s) and sponsorships will be honored when the new date is confirmed.
If you have any further questions, please email me at WLB@FoGALA.org. We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment this postponement may cause, but we look forward to celebrating our Annual Women's Leadership Breakfast and the many successes of our school at a future date. Thank you for your support and understanding.
Women's Leadership Breakfast Co-Chair
Holly J. Mitchell
California State Senator
Sen. Mitchell has championed women and girls’ issues in California for decades and was an early supporter of our unique school.
“Gender bias is real, and once we confront it directly, we'll be in a better position to have a meaningful conversation about how we can change it.”
Student Leadership Network
Jemina Bernard and the Student Leadership Network have pioneered public, all-girls STEM education and college careers in New York and now nationally, and continue to guide and inspire our work at GALA.
Dr. Maria Klawe
President, Harvey Mudd College
Dr. Maria Klawe is a true champion of women in STEM. She is a renowned computer scientist and scholar and became Harvey Mudd College's fifth president in 2006. President Klawe is the first women to lead the College since it's founding in 1955. Since Dr. Klawe joined Harvey Mudd College, femlae enrollment has increased to 49% of their undergrad.
AMY ELAINE WAKELAND
Amy Elaine Wakeland is a public policy expert, political strategist, and advocate for women and children. She is active with organizations focused on combating sexual and domestic violence, protecting children from abuse and neglect, and improving the economic circumstances of low-income families. She has spearheaded numerous projects that provide women and girls with the resources and opportunities to which they are fairly entitled.
GALA IS THE FIRST AND ONLY ALL-GIRLS PUBLIC STEM SCHOOL IN LAUSD AND CALIFORNIA.
GALA’s mission is to provide a highly rigorous college preparatory curriculum, in grades 6-12, focused on Science, Math, Technology, and Engineering (S.T.E.M). Located in the heart of Los Angeles, GALA’s student body is comprised of a highly diverse student body of girls that draws from 112 different schools and 79 unique zip codes within Los Angeles, representing a richly varied ethnic and socio-economic community.
GALA’s exceptional teaching staff is committed to providing the highest level of intellectual preparation through a whole-child, project-based approach, with a daily advisory period to build social and emotional intelligence, leadership and career building skills, in addition to comprehensive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math coursework. Rounding out the core academic curriculum is a budding enrichment program of modern dance, art club, sports, FlightSim club, and robotics club.
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