Webinar: Breaking Down the Glass Ceiling – February 19, 2015
Hot off the press! GrassrootsLab has issued a report on the disparity of women leaders in local government. Not only are there less women in leadership, but the women in these roles have shorter tenures than their male counterparts.
Male city managers serve on average one year longer than women, working for one city for an average of 4 years while women serve for about 3 years. California’s manager tenure is much lower than the national tenure which was approximately 7 years in 2012.5 However, the difference between the genders in California is less than the national average. According to the ICMA 2013 Task Force on Women in the Profession, female managers at the national scale have worked 5 years at their current job where men have served for 7.1 years.
ELGL stands in strong agreement with the report’s call for substantive action to improve the abysmal percentage of women managers across California. ELGL looks forward to working with GrassrootsLab on real action to change something that hasn’t changed since 1984 — the percent (13%) of women in local government management positions.
You can report the entire report at Gender Gap in City Management.