Assemblymember Mike Gipson Hosts Conference to Uplift Women and Build Sisterhood 

Last week, Assemblymember Mike Gipson (D-Carson) announced that he held a leadership conference to empower teen girls and young women on Oct. 7 at Cal State Dominguez Hills. 

“This is our first B.L.U.S.H. Conference,” said Gipson in a video that recapped the conference targeting girls in high school and college undergrads. 

The acronym stands for Building Leaders and Uplifting Sisterhood. 

“This is super, super important, especially in our society, that young girls and women be reminded who they are,” said Jhala Angelique, V.P. of California At-Risk Youth program and one of the participants.

Addressing the girls at the event, Gipson encouraged them to be role models. 

“No matter which community you come out of, whichever community leaders on whose shoulders you stand, you don’t be ashamed. Elevate that community,” said Gipson. “That community helped to make you and shape you to be the person that you are today. You should let everyone know that you are proud.”