On Thursday, April 18, 2019, Assistant Fire Chief Eleni Pappas of the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) participated in a panel discussion presented by #WomenLeadLAC.
The event was held at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles and focused on females who are the County’s emerging leaders and trailblazers.
Los Angeles County Third District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Chief Executive Officer Sachi Hamai, Chief Pappas and other County leaders came together to informally share their journeys of breaking through gender norms to pursue their passion in male-dominated fields. Former CNN and ABC news anchor Carol Lin hosted the panel discussion.
In 2017, #WomenLeadLAC was founded by Hamai and County Counsel Mary Wickham. Twice a year, #WomenLeadLAC hosts networking events for everyone to discuss and share experiences in their chosen careers.