ELGL has partnered with Washington City/County Management Association to promote the Northwest Women’s Leadership Academy (NWWLA) and their 2019 cohort! To support the program and efforts, ELGL has extended complimentary membership to the women participating in the NWWLA 2019 cohort.
ELGL is profiling the NWWLA participants to grow their local government network, and showcase their resumes, work experiences, and perspectives.
Professional Standards Lieutenant, Kirkland Police Department
Why were you interested in participating in NWWLA?
To meet other women leaders involved in municipal agencies.
What NWWLA session are you most looking forward to and why?
Leadership and success as a woman executive.
What advice do you have for women considering local government as a career?
There are a lot of opportunities for personal growth and a challenging, interesting career.
How can local government organizations advance and support women leaders?
Ensure equal opportunity for mentoring. Ensure that women’s ideas are attributed to them. Recognize women who are doing exceptional jobs, don’t just expect them to and fail to acknowledge it.
Fun fact about yourself
I have been actively involved in my community as a soccer referee for youth and adults for 16 years.
About the NWWLA:
The NWWLA’s goal is to advance women from a variety of backgrounds in local government into leadership roles. Women have been, and are, underrepresented in the profession.
Building a professional support network and addressing issues that are unique to women in the profession are necessary to address this imbalance.
The NWWLA includes six day-long sessions presented by recognized public sector leaders and hosted by jurisdictions in the Central Puget Sound. Topics include: Strategic Planning, Interviewing, Finance, and more!