Category: #13Percent

WCMA Launches the NW Women’s Leadership Academy

The NW Women’s Leadership Academy promotes more women serving in local government leadership positions On September 28, 2018, the Washington City/County Management Association (WCMA) kicked-off the NW Women’s Leadership Academy. With approximately one in five women in the top executive role, it is a priority of WCMA to prepare and promote more women into leadership roles … Continued

Data Stories with Matthias

Data Stories: A weekly snapshot of diversity in our local government Hi there! Matthias here, your friendly Diversity Dashboard data translator! Data Stories is a weekly blog series that brings you the latest trends and takeaways from the Diversity Dashboard. I’m here to help you make sense of the numbers and share insightful narratives about the … Continued

Preparing Your Local Government for “the Reckoning”

NOVEMBER 29, 2017 BY ELGL Executive Director’s note: this submission was received from an ELGL with the request that it be published anonymously. Here at ELGL, we always accept anonymous submissions because we know that the power of local government storytelling doesn’t always occur at the perfect time in our careers. If you have a story to tell, … Continued

Harassment and Gender Disparity in Local Government

JANUARY 8, 2018 BY ELGL Executive Director’s note: this submission was received from an ELGL with the request that it be published anonymously. Here at ELGL, we always accept anonymous submissions because we know that the power of local government storytelling doesn’t always occur at the perfect time in our careers. If you have a story to tell, … Continued

Bystander or Upstander: Harassment in the Local Government Workplace

Executive Director’s note: this submission was received from an ELGL with the request that it be published anonymously. Here at ELGL, we always accept anonymous submissions because we know that the power of local government storytelling doesn’t always occur at the perfect time in our careers. If you have a story to tell, we want to … Continued

#13Percent: Be Accessible and Visible

Rebecca Olson (LinkedIn & Twitter), City of Roseville, MN, Assistant City Manager, writes about continuing the conversation on increasing gender diversity in local government. Share your thoughts by signing up to be guest writer for this series. Last week my daughter was on spring break from college. In the course of trying to juggle the scheduling of who is using … Continued

Advancing the #13Percent Initiative

In the aftermath of ELGL’s launch of the #13Percent Initiative in 2014, numerous states have launched programming aimed at increasing the low percentage of women in chief administrative roles in local government. The upcoming release of Diversity Dashboard data shows that our profession is continuing to struggle in making significant progress. Below is another opportunity … Continued

Diversity Dashboard Research Coordinators

JANUARY 7, 2018 BY ELGL Diversity Dashboard Research Coordinators coordinate the data collection efforts for five states. Each Research Coordinator (RC) is responsible for compiling the list of local governments, contacts, and research data. Ashley Brown Research Coordinator Chapel Hill, NC LinkedIn Current job title & organization/school Research Manager, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise If you were … Continued

Diversity Dashboard Data Collection Has Begun

MARCH 8, 2018 BY ELGL And We’re Off! This week, the amazing Diversity Dashboard Research Coordinators began sending out surveys to every city/county/town/local government entity in the states where we’ve compiled directory information. Responses are rolling in and the hard work of our Research Managers is paying off – data is arrayed in such a way that we can already see … Continued

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