JANUARY 15, 2020  |  Patrick Groves

Officials in Los Angeles County are making a substantial push to train and recruit more women into the gov tech workforce with the help of a new directive passed by the Board of Supervisors.

The Women in Tech (WIT) hiring initiative seeks to rectify the gender imbalance within the large regional government. The directive, passed at the final board meeting of 2019, seeks to mentor and encourage women between the ages of 14 and 24 to pursue career paths in government IT work.

Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, who represents the region’s third district, submitted the motion for consideration by the board.

Sheila:

Even though LA County is working hard to correct gender imbalances, we still have a shortage of women in high-paying and in-demand information technology jobs.

We can do better!

Our Women in Tech hiring initiative will mentor and encourage women between the ages of 14 and 24 to pursue career paths in government IT work.