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#GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday - a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. I hope you will join me and kick off your holiday charitable giving by donating to the League of Women in Government. Why Give to the League? Over 50 percent of employees in local and state government [...]

By | 2017-11-29T02:43:13+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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 [...]