Guest Writer Amy Brown on Why I Marched in the Women’s March…

The importance of showing up and speaking out! By Amy Brown, Director, Consumer & Environmental Protection Agency - County of Santa Clara, CA I spent every moment I wasn’t at work or asleep in the week before the Women’s Marches on January 21, 2017, frantically knitting pink hats for my wife and me to wear [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:24:57+00:00 February 6th, 2017|#GenderBalance, Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments


By LWG Editor It’s been another busy year for the League. We’ve heard you loud and clear that having a spot where local government women AND men can visit to read content about advancing women in government is essential. We’re also very proud of the original content being written by our supporters and [...]

AMAZING Women, Accomplishments & Goals…

What are YOU most proud of achieving in 2016? What are YOUR goals for 2017? 2016 will go down in the record books as one of the most unusual, controversial years in history! Between the discord of the national election and unprecedented civil discord across the world to the unbelievable athleticism of the summer Olympics [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:24:58+00:00 December 31st, 2016|#GenderBalance, Encourage, Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Women and Retirement: If you have deferred comp, increase it.

If you haven’t started it yet, then do it today! By Jan Perkins, Senior Partner, Management Partners The payroll manager of a city I worked for many years ago had a habit of "convincing" all new employees to sign up for deferred compensation. It didn't matter if they were a street maintenance worker or the [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:24:58+00:00 November 28th, 2016|#GenderBalance, Educate, Exclusives, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Writer Leelannee Malin on Rules for Women for Networking

Just Give Me Five: The Rules of Engagement for Women in Networking By Leelannee K. Malin, PhD – Principal & CEO, Malin PR I received a group email from an associate whom I had collaborated on several projects.  We run in similar political, business and social circles. The email shared some job opportunities available within her network.  She [...]

Guest Writer Mary Jacobs on Women’s Equality Day…Not Quite Yet!

By Mary Jacobs, Assistant City Manager - Sierra Vista, AZ Several weeks ago, I invited my daughter Rachel to attend the Women’s Equality Day event at the Fort Huachuca Army installation. The Commanding General invited me to be the keynote speaker and I wanted Rachel to hear me speak about something I’m incredibly passionate about.  [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:24:59+00:00 October 18th, 2016|#GenderBalance, Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Writer Jacolyn Thiel, P.E. on the Value of Working with Strong Women Through a Professional Association

  Having a strong group of women to work with leads to some great advantages. By Jacolyn "Jackie" Thiel, PE, City Engineer, City of Upper Arlington, OH WTS stands for Women’s Transportation Seminar. Many may find it a strange name, but this was the original name from when the organization was founded in 1977 as [...]

Today’s TED Talk: Why is it so hard to find female superhero merchandise? And why should you care?

Bring on the Female Superheroes! In this passionate, sparkling talk, media studies scholar (and father of a Star Wars-obsessed daughter) Christopher Bell addresses the alarming lack of female superheroes in the toys and products marketed to kids — and what it means for how we teach them about the world. Listen to his TED Talk here. [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:00+00:00 September 7th, 2016|#GenderBalance, Educate, Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments

Stanford Study: Men Self-Cite as Experts 56 Percent More Than Women. Why?

New study finds that men are often their own favorite experts on any given subject By Christopher Ingraham, Reprinted from The Washington Post A fascinating new working paper finds that men are far more likely than women to back up their arguments with appeals to a higher authority: themselves. When an academic writes a research paper, [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:01+00:00 August 8th, 2016|#GenderBalance, Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments