Women in Planning: A Panel Discussion

APA California Chapter, Los Angeles Section


Wednesday, March 1, 2017
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. PST

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Join APA Los Angeles for an exciting and inspiring conversation with some of Los Angeles' foremost female leaders in planning and civic technology. This discussion will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions and network with other attendees. This event is designed to provide a learning opportunity for younger women and men in the planning field, by presenting a panel of experienced female planning leaders. This supports career development and growth. The four panelists each have 15+ years in the field of planning or in planning-related fields like civic technology. They are equipped to lead a career-development conversation for planners with appropriate depth and detail to meet the needs of typical AICP members. The guided conversation questions will unpack lessons for planners with about 5 years of career experience. Participants will benefit from both from subject matter expertise as well as from story-telling and experience-sharing, particularly for under-represented groups such as women in leadership or management positions in the planning field. This is a chance to build capacity and understanding of career progress to encourage more women to seek higher management and leadership positions in the field. 


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Stephanie DeWolfe

Ms. DeWolfe has more than 25 years of experience in the field of municipal planning and development. Before joining the City of West Hollywood in 2012, Ms. DeWolfe held several positions with the City of Pasadena where she was most recently Deputy Planning Director. Ms. DeWolfe holds a bachelor’s ... Read More

Sarah Brandenberg

Sarah Brandenberg is a Principal at Fehr & Peers’ Los Angeles office and has served as its Operations Manager since 2008. Sarah has over 13 years of experience and has managed many complex studies, such as transportation impact studies, EIR transportation and circulation sections, transportation planning studies, and multi-modal corridor studies ... Read More

Katherine Perez-Estolano

Ms. Perez-Estolano leads Arup's efforts in the Los Angeles to deepen its engagements with mayors, city governments, developers, infrastructure owners and investors, and other key urban stakeholders in support of fostering sustainable, thriving, and climate change resilient cities. Prior to Arup, Ms. Perez-Estolano led the several organizations including the ... Read More

Jeanne Holm

Jeanne Holm works at the cross-section of innovation, open data, and education. She is the Deputy CIO of the City of Los Angeles, working on issues ranging from homelessness to predictive analytics. As a senior consultant with the World Bank, she worked with governments throughout the world to build robust ... Read More

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Chelsea Richer, chelsea.richer@gmail.com