ELGL has partnered with the Northwest Women’s Leadership Academy, Oregon to support and promote 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.
HR Manager, City of Sandy
Why were you interested in participating in NWWLA?
To gain a deeper understanding of City Government and the inner workings.
What advice do you have for women considering local government as a career?
Educate yourself on the structure of how City Government and the career opportunities available to you through different areas of the City.
How can local government organizations advance and support women leaders?
Continue to educate women in general of the different career opportunities a City Government has for women and what skills and education would be necessary to be start a career in City Government.
If you could only drink one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Water. Pretty sure that is never going to go out of style.
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 Portland Metro. Topics include: Cultural Inclusion, Land Use in Oregon, Process Improvement, and more.