Tag: Women in Government

#13Percent: Would This Be a Concern if I Were a Man?

In this multi-part blog series, Julie Underwood interviews the women who were the first female manager in cities across the country.  Read the first blog post here and the second post here. Family support is critical I also wanted to know if personal lives, like family and marriage, played a role in their decision to take on these demanding roles. … Continued

Push/Pull: Opening the Door to Survey Responses

Kim Sandoval’s “Push/Pull” series is part of the ELGL #13percent initiative.  Kim is specifically looking at the reasons why people enter and leave local government careers.  Read all of her columns here. First, I’d like to extend a BIG thank you to those of you who either took the time to forward our survey request on … Continued

Rooney Rule, Blind Auditions & More…

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks with ELGL’s ongoing efforts to improve the measly 13 percent of women who serve in local government CAO roles.  Here’s a recap of some of the cool things we’ve learned and some of the opportunities that are on the horizon. We also want to hear from you – … Continued

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