Friday, January 19, 2018
Current headlines are dominated by the safety and full equality of women in all aspects of society. Movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp have helped to empower women to speak truth and seek justice. Lindsey P. Horvath, elected councilmember from West Hollywood, will talk about to truly topple sexism and turn current media campaigns into lasting change.
Councilmember Lindsey P. Horvath was elected to the West Hollywood City Council on March 3, 2015. She previously served as a councilmember for two years from 2009-2011, and as mayor from April 2015 to April 2016.
Horvath is widely known for her leadership on women’s issues. As an elected official, she led West Hollywood to create its first-ever community response team to domestic violence and to be the first city in California to take action in recent efforts on sexual harassment best practices and reporting procedures. She also serves as a global coordinator for One Billion Rising, a global campaign of the V-Day movement to end violence against women and girls. She is an advocate for A Window Between Worlds, UN Foundation, Running Start, and CARE.
Horvath was first appointed to the West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board in 2007, focusing on the issues facing women and families in West Hollywood, and has collaborated with community leaders and organizations in successfully advocating for the full funding of the backlog of untested rape kit evidence in the city and county of Los Angeles. She previously served in leadership for a variety of organizations, including as president of the Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC) LA-Westside as well as Young Feminist VP of California NOW.
In addition to her service as an elected official, Horvath works as an entertainment advertising executive, and has created award-winning campaigns for movies and television. She graduated cum laude with a B.A. in political science and gender studies from the University of Notre Dame.
Councilmember Horvath is the keynote speaker for the inaugural Elect Her workshop sponsored by a grant from the Women and Gender Leadership Fund at CMC.