When famed poet Maya Angelou wrote "Phenomenal Woman" she must have known that somewhere in Pasadena, California there is a women who fully embodies it phenomenally. Lena L. Kennedy is a women I've admired since I first met her over 15 years ago. My wife came home one evening lauding her name. I knew then that I had to meet her. Spend a few minutes with her and you'll feel that she genuinely knows you and more importantly, she wants to help you and the entire community.

Fast forward 16 years, I'd have the opportunity to interview Lena at the 16th Annual So Cal Women’s Health Conference & Expo (SCWHC) If you've never been to this 

month Lena was appointed by Pres. Obama to the Advisory Committee on the Arts for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. To think, one of our own is one phone call away from the Oval.

To our millennial readers this message is for you. If you don’t know Lena, you should. Find a way to meet her. See if she is open to mentoring you. You might just learn that networking is more than likes on a page. It’s doing what you say you’re going to do.

Council Member John L. Kennedy, Fire Chief Bertral Washington & Council Member Tyron Hampton

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Lena L. Kennedy: A Phenomenal Women, Brings Health Conference to Pasadena

Posted December 19, 2016
By James farr

health bizarre, holdyour seat, as we attempt to paint it in all of its glory.

SCWHC brings together community-based organizations, businesses and civic leaders to offer a free, annual health and wellness conference for women. Since 2000, over 22,000 attendees have been empowered by informative and practical lectures and workshops on health, wellness and lifestyle led by renowned physicians and healthcare 

professionals. Lena is a visionary leader and owner of L.L. Kennedy & Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in community and consensus-building strategies for political candidates, community coalition-building, philanthropic consulting, and corporate advisement and leadership life coaching initiatives.

Lena is one the most influential conduits from Sacramento to Washington DC. She and her brother Pasadena City Council member John J. Kennedy have played integral roles within the DNC hosting fundraisers for President Barack Obama and United  State s Senato r Kamala  Harris.  Last

   Lena L. Kennedy with President Barak Obama