Making the Most of YOUR Conference Experience

Making the Most of YOUR Conference Experience Are you headed to the ICMA Conference in San Antonio, your state association meeting or regional luncheon? Regardless of where you are headed, you'll want to make the most of your time and your organization's investment in you while you attend the event. But how do you get the [...]

By | 2017-10-18T01:04:43+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments

Check out the latest edition of the Municipal Equation podcast featuring LWG Founders Pam Antil & Bonnie Svrcek

'Without Being Nudged' - Advancing Women in Government Leadership Women are the majority of the United States, but only a slice of government leadership. On this episode, we talk with women working to turn the dial with research, myth-busting, confidence-building and a business case. (Tai chi, too.) We hear from the heads of the League [...]

By | 2017-10-10T03:19:28+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments

Tacoma’s First Female City Manager, Elizabeth Pauli, on Challenges & What YOU Can Imagine for YOURSELF!

Tacoma's First Female City Manager on Challenges & What YOU Can Imagine for YOURSELF! BY LWG Editor City of Santa Barbara, California intern, Shanalee Gallagher recently had the opportunity to interview Elizabeth Pauli, the first female City Manager of Tacoma, Washington. The following is Shanalee's interview with Ms. Pauli. Shanalee Gallagher: First of all, congratulations [...]

By | 2017-10-09T03:00:24+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Submit a blog post|0 Comments

Guest Writer Ashley Jacobs on Waiting for the RIGHT Job Rather Than Just ANY Job

Guest Writer Ashley Jacobs on Waiting for the RIGHT Job Rather Than Just ANY Job When You Find Yourself Without a Job By Ashley Jacobs, Assistant County Administrator, Aiken County, SC Unemployment is an unsettling life event that threatens to disrupt your entire world, including your financial stability, your social life, and possibly your geographical [...]

By | 2017-08-15T19:43:31+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments

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% [...]

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

IWD 2017 campaign theme: #BeBoldForChange Posted from 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


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