Guest Writer Karen Daly on Reaching the Gender Balance Plateau in 2017: We have more work to do!

Guest Writer Karen Daly on Reaching the Gender Balance Plateau in 2017: We have more work to do! By Karen Daly, ICMA Mountain Plains Regional Director First, you have to know that I fan-girl of Sheryl Sandberg. Next, you should know that she continues to support amazing work on gender balance in the workforce. LeanIn.org [...]

By | 2017-12-05T21:39:55+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Share Your Story, 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

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

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% of the workforce, attain 57% of Bachelor’s degrees, and hold 60% [...]

Who is YOUR Mentor?

What We've Learned From Our Mentors By LWG Editor National Mentoring Month officially began in 2002 to draw attention to the need for youth mentors across the nation. It has since become a celebrated event in the workplace both in the public and private sectors. A Mentor is a person that can work with [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:24:57+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Mentoring, Share Your Story|3 Comments

Guest Writer Tom Miller on the City Manager of the Future

History proves there has been an enduring role for government and its leaders... By Tom Miller, President & CEO, National Research Center, Inc. (reposted with permission from NRC, Inc.) The Role Of Government We have all witnessed an ebb in public trust of government, mostly at the federal level, but also infiltrating local government. History, however, [...]

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 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 [...]