Welcome to Women in Homeland Security – Southern California! We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to providing a platform for women in our industry to build relationships, grow in expertise, and contribute to philanthropic causes. We reach 300+ women in emergency management, fire, law enforcement, defense, crisis management, cyber security and more. Since our founding, our events have featured experts from the FBI, UNICEF, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Homeland Security Advisory Council, American Red Cross, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Port of Los Angeles/Port of Long Beach and the City of Los Angeles Fire Department – with more to come.
WHS is a great forum to raise up and support our exceptional peers – Trailblazers. Change Makers. Women. So check out our rich community and join us.
Our members represent a broad spectrum, including law enforcement, emergency management, crisis management, cyber security, counter-terrorism and disaster preparedness and response.
We learn together
We foster a collaborative environment for women to learn about the discipline and share best practices in the prevention, protection and response to any type of incident.
we give back
Our goal is to have each WHS event tied to a philanthropic cause be it to help support relief efforts underway, mentorship of women new to our field, or sponsor of response/readiness organizations.
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Upcoming Partnership Event
Join us for a one-of-a-kind event where the public sector meets the creative minds of the entertainment industry. Come learn how to craft messages that will inspire your community to jump into action. WHS SoCal members earn a 30% discount rate on event tickets. Learn more & register here.
Annual Holiday Luncheon & Charity Event
December 11, 2018 - WHS SoCal celebrated the end of the year with a fireside chat with Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala (LAPD). As part of this event, we were proud to sponsor The Union Station Homelessness Services organization, which helps individuals and families rebuild their lives and end homelessness.