How a Cofounder of the Derby Dolls Is Helping the L.A. Fire Department Recruit More Women

In 2015 Rebecca Ninburg, who cofounded the roller derby team the L.A. Derby Dolls, left the skating rink behind to help in local government, where she’s been working as part of the City of Los Angeles Fire Commission to close the gender gap in the mostly male fire department. For Ninburg, recruiting and retaining female firefighters is about more than balancing the scales; it’s key to public safety. “We serve our communities best when we represent them,” she says. “A woman can...

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