Join the League of Women in Government (League) in collaboration with the International City/County Management Association,  Governing and our amazing co-sponsors for this half day League Symposium + Networking Event the day before the ICMA Annual Conference begins in Kansas City!

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  #13Percent to #GenderBalance…..Because it’s 2016!

                                   Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join the League of Women in Government for our half-day Symposium in collaboration with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). This half day symposium will be a fantastic gathering of women AND men who want to learn more about advancing women in the local government profession. Sessions include:

Keynote Session: Why There Are So Few Women Leaders – Marianne Cooper, Ph.D.

Marianne Cooper, Ph.D., sociologist at Stanford University , was the lead researcher for Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg.  She is an expert on gender, women’s leadership, diversity & inclusion, financial security & economic inequality.

Featured Session: The Balancing Act of Women –  Liz O’Donnell

Liz O’Donnell  is the founder of Hello Ladies, an award winning website for smart, busy women,  the author of Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman and founder of SheStarts, an effort which supports the pipeline of women entrepreneurs.

Panel Session: How Do We Progress from #13Percent to #Gender Balance?

Join local government colleagues from across the nation discussing work/life balance, recruiting tools for women & millennials, trendsetting efforts for professional development and ways to build your bench with intention and diversity.


Eric Ameigh, Projects Coordinator, City of Boulder, CO

Kimiko Black Gilmore, Assistant City Manager, Kansas City, MO

Ben McCready, Assistant to the City Manager, Normal, IL

Stacy Schweikhart, Community Information Manager, Kettering, OH

Joni Wickham, Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor, Kansas City, MO

Kirsten Wyatt, Executive Director, ELGL, West Linn, OR


Seats are limited and registration is required. Registration includes light refreshments, books from the featured and keynote speakers & networking with colleagues from across the nation.

$95.00 before August 1st/$125 after August 1st

$35 student registration with valid I.D.

Kansas City Convention Center – 301 West 13th Street, Kansas City, MO