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Tag: Women in Local Government

#13Percent Club: Breaking New Ground

In this multi-part blog series, Julie Underwood interviews the women who were the first female manager in cities across the country.  Read the introductory blog post online here. First, I wanted to know if they were aware that they would be the first woman in that role, if it played into their decision to apply, and if … Continued

Where The Boys At?!

We’re getting amazing RSVP response for our upcoming webinar featuring Heidi Voorhees and Rachel Lange-Skaggs.  But we’ve noticed one critical thing – most everyone who is participating is a woman.  And as we talked about in our “Glacial Pace” article, and as we learned in this great article from Forbes: “Most people spend their careers in closed … Continued

Glacial Pace: State of Women Managers in Local Government

By Kirsten Wyatt, ELGL co-founder; Ass’t City Manager, West Linn, OR Connect: LinkedIn and Twitter The January 2015 edition of PM Magazine features a cover story about women leading local government agencies, and how the statistic has not improved in the last 30 years – in 1984 and in 2014, only 13 percent of local … Continued

Very Local Government-y: Engaging Women in Public Service

ELGL public affairs assistant Emily Leuning returns with another article in the series, “Very Local Government-y.” This time around she interviews UNC professor Leisha DeHart-Davis about the recent “Engaging Women in Public Service: Taking Your Place and Paying it Forward” conference held in Chapel Hill, NC in June 2014.  Background Check on Leisha DeHart-Davis Connect: … Continued

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