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

Guest Writer Dan Singer on the Importance of the Women’s March on Washington

IT IS THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE GOVERNMENT WORK! By Dan Singer It's an exhilarating and rewarding thing when thousands of people - often complete strangers - come together around a singular event or cause. You experience the pure energy of it when you attend a concert or a sporting event; brought together around an [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:24:57+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts|0 Comments

AND THE TOP POST OF THE YEAR IS……

By LWG Editor It’s been another busy year for the League. We’ve heard you loud and clear that having a spot where local government women AND men can visit to read content about advancing women in government is essential. We’re also very proud of the original content being written by our supporters and [...]

What will you achieve in 2017?

How many of your goals did you accomplish in 2016? By Pamela Antil - Santa Barbara, CA We all had great intentions in 2016. Eat better. Lose weight. Tweet less. Read more. Finish that degree. But, life has a way of getting in the way of, well, life! As a result, we don't always achieve the resolutions [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:24:58+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Educate, Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Writer Mary Jacobs on Women’s Equality Day…Not Quite Yet!

By Mary Jacobs, Assistant City Manager - Sierra Vista, AZ Several weeks ago, I invited my daughter Rachel to attend the Women’s Equality Day event at the Fort Huachuca Army installation. The Commanding General invited me to be the keynote speaker and I wanted Rachel to hear me speak about something I’m incredibly passionate about.  [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:24:59+00:00 October 18th, 2016|#GenderBalance, Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Video Blogger: Julia Novak on Lessons from the Mound

We hope you enjoy this presentation from Julia Novak, founder and president of The Novak Consulting Group. This audio/video presentation was originally given by Julia Novak in July 2016at the Inspiring Women in Public Administration Conference 2016, at the University of Kansas.  Enjoy! https://youtu.be/cwVIkvPRk6o   _____ Julia established The Novak Consulting Group in September 2009 when she [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:01+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why You Need A Sponsor — In Addition To A Mentor — To Fast-Track Your Career

Sponsors: The People Who Can Open More Career Doors Than You Ever Thought Possible By Jo Miller, CEO of Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc. If you want to advance your career, having a mentor isn’t enough anymore. Don’t get me wrong—mentors are wonderful. They help you gain critical skills, navigate you through challenges at work, and [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:02+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments

If There’s Only One Woman in Your Candidate Pool…

There’s Statistically No Chance She’ll Be Hired! By Stefanie K. Johnson, David R. Hekman & Elsa T. Chan, Reposted from HBR.org There are more CEOs of large U.S. companies who are named David (4.5%) than there are CEOs who are women (4.1%) — and David isn’t even the most common first name among CEOs. (That would be John, at 5.3%.) [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:16+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Exclusives|0 Comments

Dispatch from the United State of Women Summit: The Gender Gap Nobody’s Talking About

Today's Post is from the United State of Women Summit in Washington, DC: Melinda Gates on "Time Poverty" There’s a lot that’s been done by and for women and girls, but there’s still plenty to do. Convened by the White House, this Summit will rally all of us together to celebrate what we’ve achieved, and how [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:16+00:00 June 14th, 2016|#GenderBalance, Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments

Today’s TED Talk: Amy Cuddy on How Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our [...]