Missed Last Year’s Symposium in KC? Check out the Symposium Video..

AND Don't Forget to Register for Updates About the 2017 San Antonio Symposium! By Angelica Weddell, Marketing and Business Development Development Manager - National Research Center, Inc. In this video, local government professionals at the 2016 League of Women in Government (LWG) Symposium address the low percentage of women [...]

By | 2017-04-28T16:45:30+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Writer Leisha DeHart-Davis on Hidden Figures in Local Government Leadership

Movie reveals lessons for local governments and the elected officials who govern them By Leisha DeHart-Davis, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The hit movie Hidden Figures tells the story of four brilliant people -- Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden -- who, in the 1950s, advanced the state of computing [...]

By | 2017-03-15T10:32:58+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Aren’t There More Female Chief Executives?

To Move the Needle Forward, We Need YOUR HELP! By LWG Editor Over 50 percent of employees in local and state government are women, yet less than 20 percent are represented at the most senior executive level of local government. The League is working hard to move the needle forward! But, we need YOUR help! [...]

By | 2017-05-24T20:38:51+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Support, Uncategorized|0 Comments

March 8th is International Women’s Day….How Will YOU Celebrate?

IWD 2017 campaign theme: #BeBoldForChange Posted from www.internationalwomensday.com International Women's Day as a vehicle for change, is it possible? Last year, organizations and individuals around the world supported the #PledgeForParity campaign and committed to help women and girls achieve their ambitions; challenge conscious and unconscious bias; call for gender-balanced leadership; value women and men's contributions [...]

By | 2017-03-15T10:24:18+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are men and women different?

While almost every executive I have ever met, anywhere in the world, says yes, most diversity policies are designed as if the answer were no. Reposted from HBR.org By Avivah Wittenberg-Cox is CEO of 20-first Last week, the Global Head of Diversity of a leading professional services firm told me that she “didn’t want to [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:24:56+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today’s TED Talk: Carol Sankar on How Confidence is a Beautiful Accessory

The Confidence Factor Women in the United States are to earn at the same capacity as men by 2020. Although the research suggests the same, we are finding details that due to the confidence of women, that number would probably be more significant around 2025. Due to this compelling research that I [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:24:57+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Writer Jan Perkins on Marching for Our Ancestors

Still Marching After All These Years! We Won’t Go Back! By Jan Perkins, Senior Partner, Management Partners (former city manager) On January 21st, a beautiful sunny day, I participated in the Orange County Women’s March in downtown Santa Ana along with a number of friends and over 20,000 other people of all ages and cultures, [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:24:57+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

Mentoring, Coaching and Preventing Bullying in the Workplace – Part 2

Mentoring, Coaching & Bullying.........OH MY! Workplace Harassment and Abuse By Valerie Martinelli, Leadership, Life, & Career Coach/ HR & Management Consultant Workplace bullying can be defined as repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one of more individuals, i.e. the targets, by one or more perpetrators. It is abusive conduct that is: Threatening, humiliating, or intimidating, or can [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:24:57+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Mentor, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mentoring, Coaching and Preventing Bullying in the Workplace – Part 1

What YOU Need to Know Before You Become a Mentor or Coach By Valerie Martinelli, Leadership, Life, & Career Coach/ HR & Management Consultant Over the past few weeks I have had the privilege of sharing my insights about mentorship for women on a podcast and in a magazine interview. One of my biggest professional [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:24:57+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments