League of Women in Government Announces POTENTIAL MADE POSSIBLE Initiative

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 [...]

By |2019-05-20T23:00:35+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Education, Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Can Men Show Support of Women in the Workplace?

#BeBoldForChange By Pamela Antil, ACM - Santa Barbara, CA The Women's March on Washington, Women's History Month, and now International Women's Day on March 8th -- these are all great celebrations to remind us to contemplate women in the workplace, equal pay, and gender equality. But, what if you're a guy? How might you show a [...]

By |2017-03-22T02:36:17+00:00March 7th, 2017|Educate, Education, Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments

Today’s TED Talk: Amy Cuddy on How Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our [...]

For Men to Lean In at Home, Women Need to Lean Back

LeanIn.Org President Rachel Thomas on how couples can support each other at home.   By Rachel Thomas, LeanIn.Org President A few months ago, in partnership with the NBA, LeanIn.Org is kicking off our second season of #LeanInTogether—a campaign focused on how men can do their part for the women in their lives. Leaning in at [...]

ICMA President Pat Martel & ICMA Liaison/Senior Advisor Jan Perkins on Building Career Resiliency

Hone Your Ability to Grow From Adversity By Pat Martel, ICMA-CM, and Jan Perkins, ICMA-CM Everyone who pursues a fulfilling career will eventually encounter challenges that will help define his or her future. Sometimes the challenge is personal: a potentially transformative project you introduce that fails to gain traction or a clash of wills with [...]

By |2017-03-14T00:25:22+00:00March 17th, 2016|Education, Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments

Gender at Work Is NOT a Women’s Issue

  By Avivah Wittenberg-Cox Is gender a women’s issue? Many women still seem to think so. Which is why many men think so too. At a huge tech conference last month, I was invited to give a speech on “Women in Tech.” Given this (typical) label, it attracted a majority of women. I assumed that [...]

By |2017-03-14T00:25:42+00:00December 8th, 2015|Education, Exclusives|1 Comment

Women’s Ideas: Do Men Intentionally Steal Them?

By Caroline Turner In my workshops, I often talk about men, women and meeting behavior. I begin a story about something that has happened to me. It goes like this:  “In a meeting, I offer a thought or idea that I think is valuable. There is no response. A few minutes later . . .” [...]

By |2017-03-14T00:25:43+00:00November 24th, 2015|Education, Exclusives|0 Comments

Are you ready to become a City Manager?

10 Things You Need to Manage Before You Manage Others By Susan Ritchie Making a move into your first leadership or management post can be a daunting experience. I remember how unprepared I felt and cringe at the memory of leading my first team meeting. When a member of my team got up part way [...]

By |2017-03-14T00:25:44+00:00October 27th, 2015|Education, Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Bonnie Svrcek on Planting Seeds with Local Elected Officials

By Bonnie Svrcek - Deputy City Manager, City of Lynchburg, VA Last week I had the opportunity and privilege of presenting to the Virginia Municipal League's Women in Municipal Government breakfast on the Status of Women in Local Government in Virginia. The audience was 99 percent local elected female officials from mostly cities and towns throughout the [...]

By |2017-03-14T00:25:58+00:00October 13th, 2015|Education, Exclusives, Submit a blog post|0 Comments