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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 Blogger Dr. Frank Benest on Building a World Class Culture

Dr. Frank Benest suggests if you want to improve performance, then you need to improve workplace culture. By Frank Benest, ICMA Liaison for Next Generation Initiatives I’m an administrative services director of a large urban city government, overseeing a department that includes Finance, HR, and IT. Serving in this position for two years, I have [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:00+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

League Symposium Featured Speaker: Liz O’Donnell on How Caring For Aging Parents Affects a Career

The Crisis Facing America's Working Daughters Many are familiar with the challenges faced by working moms, but the troubles of women with aging parents are unseen and widely ignored. By Liz O'Donnell, Author, Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman and founder of  WorkingDaughter.com  For America’s working moms, there is pretty [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Bloggers Leisha DeHart-Davis, PhD & Tope Olofintuyi on Gender Mainstreaming the Local Government Workplace

How can local governments create gender-inclusive workplaces?  By Leisha DeHart-Davis, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & Tope Olofintuyi, Research Assistant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill How can local governments create gender-inclusive workplaces? This is an important question given substantial evidence that gender-balanced leadership makes for more effective organizations. Yet women are still [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:01+00:00 August 18th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Blogger Ashley Jacobs on Suggested Items For Your Coping Mechanisms Toolbox

By Ashley Jacobs, local government executive, South Carolina I was honored to speak on a panel with two other women entitled, “You Have What It Takes to be a Resilient Leader” at the ICMA Regional Summit in Savannah this spring. When we arrived at the session, we were mic’d up and told, “We’re recording this.” [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:02+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Blogger Leelannee Malin on The Rules of Engagement for Women in 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 [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:16+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Dr. Frank Benest on the Magic Behind High-Performance Teams

By Frank Benest, ICMA Liaison for Next Generation Initiatives I’m a mid-career manager in a large water district. The division team that I supervise is involved in water conservation and recycling programs. I also lead several project teams involving internal and external groups. During my career, I’ve participated on a few great-achieving teams and some [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:17+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Governing Institute’s Julia Burrows on Gender Parity’s Untapped Economic Potential

Growing the power of women in the workforce is about more than fairness. It could add trillions to our economy, and a new report shows the way. by Julia Burrows, Director of the Governing Institute (Reposted from Governing.com) Every revolution begins with a desire for fundamental change. Ideas are debated, options narrowed, strategy planned and [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:17+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Moms in the Top Job?

Guest Blogger Linda Kelly on the Top 10 Reasons Why.......... By Linda Kelly, Town Manager - Windsor, CA In honor of Mother’s Day 2016 and our Guest Blogger's 10th year as a city manager (and with deepest apologies to David Letterman), here are the Top Ten Reasons why moms rock as city and county managers, police [...]

Guest Blogger Marianne Cooper on Women Leaders and “Likability”

By Marianne Cooper, Ph.D., Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University In their blog post, “New Research Shows Success Doesn’t Make Women Less Likable,”  Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman conclude from their analysis of assessments of men and women leaders who have come through their leadership program that “likeability and success actually go together remarkably [...]