Congratulations to our 2023 Fellows!

This Saturday, we were proud to gather at the Woman’s Club of Hollywood to celebrate the graduation of our summer 2023 government fellows! 

Each fellow shared a brief reflection on their fellowship journey, and we were honored to be joined by LA City Councilmember Nithya Raman as our keynote speaker.

Councilmember Raman spoke about her own journey to public service, and left the fellows with a reflection of her own:

“Why did it take me so long to think that the solution to that hole that I saw so keenly as a volunteer in my neighborhood was me? …I hope, and I know, because of the strength of this community, because of the ways in which this organization is set up, because of the community you’re building with each other and everybody in this room, that it is not going to take as long for each of you to realize that to fill that hole, all you need is yourself.”

After spending their summers with us, interning in government offices across LA County, and participating in over 40 hours of training to prepare them for careers in government and politics, we know our fellows are ready to step into their power to lead in their communities. 

Ready to Launch has now graduated 20 women from our fellowship program, and we’re so excited to see our alumni grow in their careers! 

Thank you to our internship hosts, mentors, supporters, donors, and volunteers! We’re grateful to work alongside this community to continue expanding opportunities for women entering careers in government and politics.