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The League of Women in Government

The League of Women in Government is the primary affiliate group of the International City/County Management Association representing women in local government. The League serves as the umbrella organization to support local and statewide organizations that advance women to local government leadership. The League’s objective is to move the needle forward on the number of women serving at the most senior and executive levels in ALL areas of local government.

Our Mission

The League supports local and statewide organizations that advance women in local government senior executive leadership. Together, we Educate, Mentor & Encourage by:

  • Educating public officials about eliminating gender bias, as well as the value of gender balance and gender diversity in local government leadership

  • Strengthening relationships between local government groups supporting women
  • Providing local government women leadership and professional development opportunities

The League of Women in Government is governed by an unpaid chief administrative officer and ten board members from across the country. The League is a fiscal project of OneOC, a California 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

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IF WOMEN MAKE UP MORE THAN
50 PERCENT OF STATE & LOCAL
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

AND MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF
MASTER OF PUBLIC
ADMINISTRATION
GRADUATES ARE WOMEN

WHY ARE THERE SO
FEW FEMALE CHIEF
EXECUTIVES?

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Join the League

The League is FREE to join. All we ask of you in return is to pay it forward in some way. Share your ideas, tell us about learning opportunities in your area, write an article for our blog post, help us tweet information, mentor an up and comer, and so on. We need your brain power to grow our network which helps us all!
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Host an Event

The League partners with a number of organizations nationwide, but more can always be done to expand the network of women in local government. Would you like to partner with the League to host an event or start a women’s group in your region?
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Share Your Opinion

Help the League be responsive to YOUR needs by letting us know YOUR views and opinions. The League has partnered with Polco.us to do a series of surveys to ask members like you, what you need to reach your maximum potential by sharing information and your opinion on a variety of topics related to women in local government.
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Share YOUR Story

The League believes the best way to gain knowledge and develop new leaders in local government is to share our stories. We want to help inspire young women to seek a career and advance to their highest potential in local government. How can YOU help? Share YOUR story with our readers!
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Donate Now

The League began with a simple mission — find ways to help women advance in local government. What the group learned along the way is people have varying degrees of ability to pay to belong to a professional organization/ association. So the League is officially a pay what you can organization.
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Resources

Events

The League is pleased to share training and development opportunities for women in local government across the country.
Events  

Career Corner

League Members are on the move and upwardly mobile, but sometimes need some support getting there. Check here for knowledge and expertise on everything from the perfect resume to the questions you should always expect at every interview and more.
Career Corner  

Gender Bias & Gender Equity

The education of public officials about the value and importance of gender bias and gender equity is a key part of the League’s mission. The diversity and demographics of an organization, divisions and teams are important to culture and performance.
Bias & Equity  

Job Board

The League is working with recruiters across the nation to post opportunities on our Job Board and award winning electronic newsletter. Check in often to see what opportunity could be right for YOU!
Job Board  

Celebrate #SheLeadsGov

Women make up over 50 percent of state and local government employees and the League wants to celebrate their accomplishments! Join the League as we celebrate women making the news and moving up in local government.
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League Newsletter

The League’s award-winning electronic newsletter is published sixty times per year and we don’t want you to miss a single issue! The newsletter includes current, informative content, event notifications, featured job posts and news from across the country.
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Coaching

One-on-one coaching offers value for people at any stage in their careers. Coaching helps even the best employees do better because everyone can benefit from sharing best practices and gaining perspectives from others who can help them see their situation from a fresh perspective.
Coaching  

Research & Articles

The League shares and receives content with other organizations and academic institutions that focus on women, gender bias, gender balance/equity, and other topics relevant to women in the workplace.
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