Los Angeles World Airports

GLAAACC Hosts Women In The C-Suite

Despite accounting for 19 percent of the U.S. population, women of color occupy a mere 3 percent of the senior executive or “C-suite” positions in Fortune 500 companies, according to the Women in the Workplace 2017 report. Five African American women who have broken through the glass ceiling to attain senior corporate executive positions shared words of wisdom and success secrets at a recent panel discussion entitled Women in the C-Suite:  Positioned to Prosper. Hosted by the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC), the panel included: Michelle Avan, director, West Division Supervision Executive Global Wealth Investment Management, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Beverly Kuykendall, president, Government Business for American Medical Depot; Lorna Little, CEO of St. Anne’s; Lisa Stockmon, founder and CEO, My Atta Grrrl and Bianca Vobecky, founder and president of Vobecky Enterprises.  The event was

Bethany Baptist Holds Thanksgiving Giveaway

More than 120 families received a complete dinner at the annual Thanksgiving Giveaway sponsored by Bethany Baptist Church of West Los Angeles and the Baldwin Bethany Community Development Corporation. The outreach event, held Nov. 18 on the church campus, was presented in collaboration with Dr. George McKenna and LAUSD District 1, which selected students and families from Coliseum, Audubon, Hillcrest, and Baldwin Hills schools to receive food boxes filled with turkey, dressing and other ingredients for a full holiday meal. Several contributors donated items for the giveaway including City Council President Herb Wesson of District 10, Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas of District

Girls Academic Leadership Academy Gets Aviation Experience

The Los Angeles Board of Public Works and HNTB Corporation recently completed two sessions of hands-on aviation experience with the Los Angeles Unified School District’s first all-girls middle school – the Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA). The collaborative SPARK LA partnership between the City of Los Angeles and HNTB supplements the new school’s focus on a STEM curriculum – science, technology, engineering and math – to attract more female students to pursue degrees and professions where females traditionally are underrepresented. During the session hosted by HNTB aviation professionals and Los Angeles World Airports representatives, students had the opportunity to perform