2nd Annual Cocktail Benefit


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2nd Annual Cocktail Benefit


JOIN US ON SEPTEMBER 26TH

 

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DIY Girls invites you to join us for a memorable event honoring two Latina Leaders of Los Angeles. Our honorees for the evening are Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez and Gina Orozco-Mejia, Vice President of Gas Distribution for Southern California Gas Company and San Diego Gas. We will also be recognizing State Assemblywoman and DIY Girls Founder Luz Rivas as our special guest. Ticket price includes drinks and delicious appetizers. All proceeds raised at this event will benefit and empower young girls across Los Angeles to persist and succeed in STEM. Read more about our honoree and event sponsors below.

OUR HONOREES


OUR HONOREES


  Councilwoman Nury Martinez

Councilwoman Nury Martinez

  Gina Orozco-Mejia

Gina Orozco-Mejia

On July 23, 2013, Nury Martinez became the second Latina in over 25 years and the only woman elected out of 18 Los Angeles city offices. A neighborhood watch captain, homeowner and mother, Nury is focused on getting to the basics and delivering resources to the Valley. From cleaning our streets and providing safe neighborhoods for our children to ensuring local, middle-class jobs, Nury is dedicated to fighting for the residents of the Sixth District.                                                              

Today, the Councilwoman relies on her experience in community organizing and her family history to inspire her goals on the Los Angeles City Council. Nury has become a leader fighting against sex trafficking and the over concentration of illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in the Sixth District. She is focused on revitalizing key areas – like the Van Nuys Corridor and the old Montgomery Ward site in the heart of Panorama City – with smart economic development plans to attract and retain businesses that create solid middle class jobs.

Additionally, she is making the Sixth District beautiful and sustainable by working with our industrial businesses in Sun Valley to consider the local community in their operations and using her experience fighting for grant funds to finish park projects like the 40-acre Cesar Chavez park.  And, to ensure our streets are safe and that residents can count on faster emergency response times and well-trained first responders, Nury is fighting to fully fund public safety.

 

Gina Orozco-Mejia is vice president, gas distribution, for Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Sempra Energy’s regulated California utilities. She oversees all aspects of gas distribution operations. 

Since joining SoCalGas as an engineering intern in 1990, Orozco-Mejia has held a variety of increasingly responsible roles in engineering, field services, gas system operations, environmental, international development and operations staff. She previously served as director of labor relations, responsible for working with the unions that represent approximately 5,000 SoCalGas employees; director of region operations, responsible for gas distribution, resource management, engineering & planning and customer services; and director of system operations, responsible for gas control, gas scheduling and transmission system planning.  

Orozco-Mejia has a master’s degree in business administration from Claremont Graduate University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from California State University, Los Angeles. She currently serves on the board of directors for Adventist Health White Memorial Medical Center Charitable Foundation and the California Parks Foundation. Orozco-Mejia is also an alumna of the Southern California Leadership Network and Leadership California.

with Special Guest

State Assemblymember & DIY Girls Founder Luz Rivas

  Assemblywoman Luz Rivas

Assemblywoman Luz Rivas

Assemblymember Luz Rivas has dedicated her professional career fighting to ensure every Californian has the opportunity to learn, prosper and succeed.

With a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT and a Master's degree in Education from Harvard, Luz has focused on encouraging young girls to pursue training and careers in science, engineering, and technology. The founder of DIY Girls, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls become interested in math and science, Luz has helped set thousands of young women on the path towards economic empowerment, independence, and self-confidence.

Most recently, Luz served as a City of Los Angeles Public Works Commissioner where she continued her gender equity work. In that capacity she worked on events to help women-owned businesses compete for city contracts. She also led a recruitment initiative for women engineers in Public Works by reaching out to groups like the Society of Women Engineers to increase the number of women applicants.

Gold Sponsors


Gold Sponsors


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Silver Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


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Bronze Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors


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Contributor Sponsors


Contributor Sponsors


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Friend Sponsors


Friend Sponsors


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