By LWG Editor
The League of Women in Government is so excited to be partnering once again with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) for this annual Symposium Event! Here are some of the program details:
This year our Keynote Speaker is none other than Dr. Michael Kimmel, the world’s most prominent male feminist! Dr. Kimmel is the SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University. Among his many books are Manhood in America, Angry White Men, The Politics of Manhood, The Gendered Society and the best seller Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. With funding from the MacArthur Foundation, he founded the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook in 2013.
A tireless advocate of engaging men to support gender equality, Kimmel has lectured at more than 300 college, universities and high schools, as well as countless private and public sector conferences. He has delivered the International Women’s Day annual lecture at the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of Europe, and has worked with the Ministers for Gender Equality of Norway, Denmark and Sweden in developing programs for boys and men. He consults widely with corporations, NGOs and public sector organizations on gender equity issues.
Dr. Kimmel will speak about why gender equity is important in organizations and answer the question, “what does feminism have to do with men?”
PANEL DISCUSSION: Diversity = Organizational Advantage
David Ellis, Deputy County Manager – Wake County, NC
Veronica Briseno-Lara, Director, Small & Minority Business Resources, City of Austin, Texas
Jelynne LeBlanc-Burley, Executive Vice President & Chief Delivery Officer – CPS Energy
Michael Van Milligen, City Manager – Dubuque, IA
Symposium Registration Information:
Siemens is underwriting the costs of the program so tickets will be complimentary this year. That being said, space is limited so registration will be required. Email Rita Ossolinski if you’d like one of the few remaining tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other questions? Email us at: INFO@LeagueOfWomenInGovernment.org
There will be a networking reception hosted by League Sponsor, Plante Moran, directly after the program (and before the ICMA Host Committee evening event) — Location and registration for the networking event will be announced separately. Stay Tuned!