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.
Community Development Director, City of Sherwood
Why were you interested in participating in NWWLA?
To learn more and grow as a manager and leader.
What advice do you have for women considering local government as a career?
Do it! It is OK to not know where you want to go when you start as long as you are open to possibilities along the way.
How can local government organizations advance and support women leaders?
By supporting participation in things like the NWWLA!
If you could only drink one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
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.