The excuses are old. The rhetoric is stale. The results are non-existent. Since 1984, the percent of women in local government managerial roles has not changed from a measly 13%. We’re willing to bet you’ve sat through at least one conference session or committee meeting that discusses the topic. While those conversations allow some to feel like they’ve done their part, those conversations have been inadequate and ineffective.
Join us in advancing the conversation and outlining real action for increasing the percent of women in local government managerial roles. For the next several months, we’ll launch our first phase of highlighting how we can move the meter from that unlucky 13%.
ELGL co-founder Kirsten Wyatt started the conversation with the article, “Glacial Pace: State of Women Managers in Local Government.” Many of you read the article and were moved to volunteer to help our efforts. THANK YOU! The article has spread far and wide via social media and landed on other websites including Government Executive, Report: Obstacles for Women in Local Government Leadership Remain After 30 Years.
The ICMA PM Magazine authors Heidi Voorhees and Rachel Lange-Skaggs will join ELGL on a free webinar on February 4 at noon CT to talk about their article on the lack of women in local government CAO roles. Please RSVP online and thanks for joining this important conversation. The webinar is open to ELGL members and non-members. We will record the webinar for our library which is available only to ELGL members.