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“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

Career Corner: 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 | 2018-02-14T02:20:40+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

Career Corner: The Art of Negotiating – 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 | 2018-02-14T02:26:20+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|1 Comment

Women in Police Leadership – How do we get from 3 Percent to #Gender Balance?

The Imporance of Diversity, Gender Balance & Inclusivity in Law Enforcement https://n-r-c.wistia.com/medias/a0njd2cnpl By LWG Editor League of Women in Government President, Pam Antil and Angelica Wedell, Marketing Manager for National Research Center, Inc. (NRC), are working with the  Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)'s Executive Session on Police Leadership to help advance women in law enforcement [...]

By | 2017-07-19T17:55:45+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Valerie Martinelli, MPA on The Powerful Truth About Not Speaking Up in the Workplace

By Valerie Martinelli, MPA – Leadership, Life, & Career Coach/ HR & Management Consultant  Women talk less than men. It is only a societal myth that we talk more. When was the last meeting you went to in which the women spoke longer and in more detail? In my professional experience, it is rare. It [...]

Guest Writer Alex Jones on Girls and Early Leadership Experiences & Combating the “Leaky Pipeline” of Leadership

Girls and Early Leadership Experiences: Combating the “Leaky Pipeline” of Leadership By Alexandra Jones, MPA Candidate – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The Numbers Don’t Lie There is a leaky pipeline of women up the leadership hierarchy. Take a look at the disturbing statistics: women in the United States make up 50% [...]

Valerie Martinelli, MPA on how to Unlock Opportunities to Authentic and Powerful Leadership – Conclusion

By Valerie Martinelli, MPA – Leadership, Life, & Career Coach/ HR & Management Consultant  This is the conclusion to Val’s two part article on unlocking opportunities to authentic and powerful leadership. Part 1 can be found HERE. Your Career = Your Identity? Another facet of owning who you are requires you to not only be [...]

By | 2017-07-10T22:18:05+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2016 League Symposium Speaker Liz O’Donnell on Working Women, Aging Parents: Some Advice For Caregiving Daughters

In absence of any formal support system, those of us with experience caring for our aging parents must mentor employees with mothers and fathers. By Liz O’Donnell, Author, Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman and founder of  WorkingDaughter.com (reposted from WBUR) As a working mother I appreciate the many articles offering advice [...]

By | 2017-06-20T01:06:56+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments