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The League of Women in Government (LWG) serves as the umbrella organization to support local and statewide organizations that advance women in local government leadership. You’re donation directly helps us fulfill that mission. More about the League’s 2017 Strategic Plan can be found below.
2017 League of Women in Government “12 in 12 Strategic Plan”
The League of Women in Government has some of the exciting things planned for 2017. First, the League is pleased to announce that it is once again partnering with ICMA and plans are already in the works for the next Symposium to be held on October 21, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Michael Kimmel, one of the world’s leading experts on men and masculinity and a tireless advocate of engaging men to support gender equality. Dr. Kimmel will be delivering a powerful keynote entitled, “Why gender equality is good for everyone – men included.”
In addition to the Symposium, the League has launched its “12 in 12 Strategic Plan,” which calls for the League to deliver 12 mission driven events in 12 months. As such, the League is partnering with state associations, universities and regional groups to host events across the country in areas where programming has been requested or is needed due to the lack of an organized local government women’s group or committee. As always, the League remains focused on events, content and learning that seeks to advance women in local government.
In addition, this year the League will be launching a free “Jobs Board” on the website and are including “Featured Jobs of the Week” in the weekly newsletter to encourage more women in local government to seek the top jobs – City Manager, County Administrator, Police Chief, etc. These resources, along with our developing mentoring and coaching programs are vital for us to increase the number of female chief executives in local government.
Why The League Doesn’t Charge a Flat Membership Fee
The League began with a simple mission — find ways to help women advance in local government. What the group learned along the way is people have varying degrees of ability to pay to belong to a professional organization/association. So the League is officially a pay what you can organizaton. If your situation doesn’t allow you to contribute financially, that’s cool. Become a member and stay a member. You can pay it forward in another way. Share your ideas, tell us about learning opportunities in your area, write an article for our blog post, help us tweet information, mentor an up and comer, and so on. We need your brain power to grow our network which helps everyone!
If you have the financial means to pay it forward to others who can’t, the League appreciates any and all donations. Every little bit helps. In fact, we rely on the generosity of people like YOU for support. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to meet our goals or achieve our mission. Just click the DONATE button below and follow the prompts. Oh, and because the League is a volunteer based organization and pays no salaries, 100 percent of your contribution goes to programming, website content and events.
Finally, the League is a 501(c)3 so your contribution is tax deductible. Other questions about donations? Email the League at Info@LeagueOfWomenInGovernment.org.
If you’d like to purchase a League travel laundry bag, supporting the women’s small business @atolyekoza_ddere in Turkey, email INFO@LeagueOfWomenInGovernment.org and we will send you the link the purchase! The bags are made of cotton muslin fabric, measure 14″ x 17.5″ and feature a cute hand-sewn bikini top and bottom. A variety of colors and patterns are on hand and available for purchase.
Bags are $25/each or 2 for $40. Proceeds from the sales of the travel bags will be donated to @atolyekoza_ddere. Check out their amazing hand-sewn work on Instagram HERE.