Valerie Martin, MPA on the Professional Value of Risk-Taking

What Is the Professional Value of Risk-Taking? By Valerie Martinelli, MPA – Leadership, Life, & Career Coach/ HR & Management Consultant  Women are risk-averse. However, being risk-averse in your career is the worst thing that you can do. Our confidence grows as we continually challenge and even bet on ourselves and our capabilities. So, why [...]

By | 2017-11-15T21:53:33+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Interview with Matthew Hart: “We are more in touch with the pulse of the community through diversity.”

LWG Interview with Matthew Hart, West Hartford Town Manager & ICMA Vice President for the Northeast Region By LWG Editor Recently, League of Women in Government President, Pamela Antil, ICMA-CM, talked with Matthew "Matt" Hart, Town Manager, West Hartford, Connecticut and newly elected ICMA Northeast Regional Vice President. Pam and Matt talked and shared thoughts on [...]

By | 2017-11-09T02:28:16+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Share Your Story, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Privilege is invisible to those who have it.” – Michael Kimmel, PhD, Symposium Keynote Speaker

San Antonio Symposium Recap: "Privilege is invisible to those who have it." - Michael Kimmel, PhD, Symposium Keynote Speaker By LWG Editor The League of Women in Government was proud to co-host its 2nd Annual Symposium with ICMA in San Antonio on October 21st. The Symposium theme, "InclUSiveness….It starts with Us!” focused on the importance of diversity of [...]

By | 2017-11-01T01:14:49+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Making the Most of YOUR Conference Experience

Making the Most of YOUR Conference Experience Are you headed to the ICMA Conference in San Antonio, your state association meeting or regional luncheon? Regardless of where you are headed, you'll want to make the most of your time and your organization's investment in you while you attend the event. But how do you get the [...]

By | 2017-10-18T01:04:43+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments

Check out the latest edition of the Municipal Equation podcast featuring LWG Founders Pam Antil & Bonnie Svrcek

'Without Being Nudged' - Advancing Women in Government Leadership Women are the majority of the United States, but only a slice of government leadership. On this episode, we talk with women working to turn the dial with research, myth-busting, confidence-building and a business case. (Tai chi, too.) We hear from the heads of the League [...]

By | 2017-10-10T03:19:28+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments

Tacoma’s First Female City Manager, Elizabeth Pauli, on Challenges & What YOU Can Imagine for YOURSELF!

Tacoma's First Female City Manager on Challenges & What YOU Can Imagine for YOURSELF! BY LWG Editor City of Santa Barbara, California intern, Shanalee Gallagher recently had the opportunity to interview Elizabeth Pauli, the first female City Manager of Tacoma, Washington. The following is Shanalee's interview with Ms. Pauli. Shanalee Gallagher: First of all, congratulations [...]

By | 2017-10-09T03:00:24+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Submit a blog post|0 Comments

The Art of Negotiating: The importance of negotiating job satisfaction

To find the right fit, ask yourself these questions... To help women better position themselves for negotiating — whether for salary purposes or to get better assignments — the League is doing a series of articles with tips and techniques to help local government women improve their skills by learning from other women in the [...]

By | 2017-09-26T21:13:48+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I became one of the guys to deal with workplace harassment. It didn’t work.

I became one of the guys to deal with workplace harassment. It didn't work. By Samantha Harkins | Reprinted with permission from the Detroit Free Press In college, I waited tables. I became friends with one of the male servers where I worked. Once he smacked me on the butt in the kitchen in full [...]

By | 2017-09-27T01:18:44+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Art of Negotiating: Today’s Tips from Cheryl Hilvert, Management & Leadership Consultant

Speak up for yourself! To help women better position themselves for negotiating — whether for salary purposes or to get better assignments — the League is doing a series of articles with tips and techniques to help local government women improve their skills by learning from other women in the field. This article is the third in our continuing series. [...]

By | 2017-09-01T06:58:38+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Interview with Wake County DCM David Ellis on Diversity, Inclusion and #Charlottesville

We as a Country do not do well talking about race. Photo of candlelight vigil for Charlottesville courtesy Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress via AP By LWG Editor League of Women in Government (League) President, Pam Antil sat down with fellow League and National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) Board Member, David Ellis who serves as the Deputy County [...]

By | 2017-08-22T16:05:34+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Share Your Story, Uncategorized|0 Comments