League of Women in Government Announces POTENTIAL MADE POSSIBLE initiative to fund #LocalGov Professional Development for Women

The League of Women in Government Board recently announced the creation of a very important new initiative to address the need for more professional development for women in local government. In particular, the Potential Made Possible initiative will focus on the needs of early career women and women in smaller communities whose budgets are not able to support leadership and management training opportunities.

“The League began with a simple mission: to advance women to leadership positions in local government,” stated League President, Ashley Jacobs. “With #GivingTuesday donations, the League will be able to provide scholarships to women in need of professional development opportunities that they would not otherwise be able to attend without our support.”

To that end, the League Board identified several learning opportunities and conferences that would add value to programming offered by state associations or regional groups for women in local government. The following opportunities were selected for registration scholarships:

Strategic Government Resources – Annual Conference – (January 2019) in Dallas, TX

National Forum for Black Public Administrators Annual Forum – (April 2019) in Orlando, FL

UNC Engaging Women in Public Service – (June, 2019) in Location TBD, NC

Kansas University Inspiring Women in Public Administration — (July, 2019) in Kansas City, MO

International City/County Management Association Annual Conference – (October 2019) in Nashville, TN

Local Government Hispanic Network Biennial Conference –  (October 2020) in Denver, CO

“To move the needle forward on the number of female chief executives in local government, we need to better support training and development for women,” added League CAO, Pamela Antil. “Nearly forty percent of women serve as assistant chief executives in cities/counties and many do not receive support to attend national conferences or training. That is why the League Board selected these events for funding.”

Persons interested in donating to the League’s POTENTIAL MADE POSSIBLE initiative may donate by clicking the button below.





All donors will be recognized in the League’s electronic newsletter. Scholarship winners will be announced in throughout 2019!