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A Call For Equitable Economic Development

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Rafael Baptista. Connect with Rafael on LinkedIn and Twitter. What I’m Reading: The Big Fix: The Hunt for the Match-Fixers Bringing Down Soccer by Brett Forest What I’m Watching: The Americans on Amazon Prime When most people picture economic development, they think of smooth-talking economic developers convincing companies to bring their jobs and … Continued

#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

#13Percent: Understand, Combat, and Change

The #13Percent initiative is sweeping the country with mentions in Governing Magazine and GovExec. We’ll continue to highlight the lack of diversity in local government and hope that you’ll help us raise awareness by sharing the #13Percent initiative with colleagues, on social media, and in conversations.

California’s Glass Ceiling, Watch the Webinar

CA Managers On February 19th we heard from GrassrootsLab, a public affairs firm from California, which recently released a report on city management. One of the most enlightening findings was that female city managers tend to serve shorter tenures than their male counterparts, a hidden glass ceiling. As a part of ELGL’s ongoing #13Percent campaign to bring … 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

Walk the Walk: #13Percent Next Steps

We’ve received a huge response to ELGL’s coverage of the ICMA report on women in local government management – and the lack of progress that has been made.  We’re working on a series of outreach and education activities so we can walk the walk (and not just talk the talk) when it comes to shining … Continued

UNC Event: Engaging Women in Public Service

Attention Southeast ELGL members! The University of North Carolina is hosting a great event this summer about women and public service. Featuring sessions on work-life balance, communications, and creativity. The keynote speaker is the North Carolina state treasurer, Janet Cowell. Read on to learn more about this opportunity. Engaging Women in Public Service: Taking Your … Continued

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