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 [...]
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 [...]
Valerie Martinelli, MPA on how to Unlock Opportunities to Authentic and Powerful Leadership – Conclusion
By Valerie Martinelli, MPA – Leadership, Life, & Career Coach/ HR & Management Consultant This is the conclusion to Val’s two part article on unlocking opportunities to authentic and powerful leadership. Part 1 can be found HERE. Your Career = Your Identity? Another facet of owning who you are requires you to not only be [...]
2016 League Symposium Speaker Liz O’Donnell on Working Women, Aging Parents: Some Advice For Caregiving Daughters
In absence of any formal support system, those of us with experience caring for our aging parents must mentor employees with mothers and fathers. By Liz O’Donnell, Author, Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman and founder of WorkingDaughter.com (reposted from WBUR) As a working mother I appreciate the many articles offering advice [...]
Valerie Martinelli, MPA on how to Unlock Opportunities to Authentic and Powerful Leadership – Part 1
By Valerie Martinelli, MPA – Leadership, Life, & Career Coach/ HR & Management Consultant Women need to learn how to own it. Sounds simple enough, right? Wrong. Fear, discomfort, and anxiety have a way of keeping women from moving forward, including in their careers. When we think of leadership, we think of men because that [...]
By Shannah Hayley, FSMPS, CPSM, Director of Marketing and Community Engagement - City of Plano, Texas There's little doubt that the influence of a mentor can be extremely beneficial but all too often, priority is placed on one-on-one mentor relationships in the early and mid-career stages. While helpful, mentoring doesn't have to be the result [...]
Guest Writer Karen Daly on Why conversations about sexual harassment remain in the 1980’s & what to do about it!
By Karen Daly, ICMA Mountain Plains Regional Director I've recently had the unfortunate opportunity to visit with several colleagues about sexual harassment situations. While this issue has been around for a long while, it confounds me that I think the conversation is the same as it was in the 1980's. "Don't file a complaint because [...]
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 [...]
Guess What? It's NOT! By Marianne Cooper, PhD - Sociologist, The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University There are many things that make the United States different from the rest of the developed world. One of them is that we are the only developed economy that does not provide paid maternity leave. I’m [...]