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Guest Writer Jan Perkins on the Courage to Do the Right Thing

Courage to Do The Right Thing By Jan Perkins, Vice President, Management Partners & WLG-CA Board Member A car flips over; you stop and run to pull the driver out. That takes courage. Someone tells a joke at another person’s expense and you say, “That’s not funny.” That takes courage. You are the only woman [...]

By |2019-06-19T17:28:22+00:00June 17th, 2019|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts|0 Comments

Career Corner Guest Post from Laura Fitzpatrick, DCM – Chesapeake, VA on Beware of Perfectionism!

Beware of Perfectionism! An Overhead View Of A Person's Hand Arranging The Paper Clips And Pencils By Laura Fitzpatrick, Deputy City Manager, Chesapeake, VA and Southeast Regional Vice President, ICMA Executive Board I was recently asked to speak to public administration students at a local university.  I spent over an hour sharing leadership [...]

By |2019-05-22T19:40:01+00:00May 22nd, 2019|#CareerCorner, Career Corner, Exclusives, Featured|1 Comment

Announcing The League + Lance Strategies Summer Webinar Series!

Announcing The League + Lance Strategies Summer Webinar Series! The League and Lance Strategies are excited to announce the Summer Webinar Series! These sessions will be 30 minutes long with micro-strategies for success followed by Q&A time to answer your burning questions! Wednesday, May 22 at 12:00 pm (PST) Building Confidence & Getting Promoted Register Here! Tuesday, June 18 [...]

Guest Writer Kate Fitzpatrick on The Kitchen Cabinet is Temporarily Empty – or – It’s Getting Lonely Around Here

Guest Writer Kate Fitzpatrick on The Kitchen Cabinet is Temporarily Empty – or – It’s Getting Lonely Around Here In the spring of 2014, I helped a group of eight “seasoned” local government managers join together in an effort to develop the skills necessary for maintaining our personal and professional resiliency.  I was inspired by [...]

By |2019-05-01T16:47:10+00:00April 30th, 2019|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Share Your Story|1 Comment

PRESIDENT’S CORNER: New Job for the President!

PRESIDENT'S CORNER: New Job for the President! Last week I started my job as a Chief Administrative Officer. Not only is it the first CAO position for me personally, but I am the first woman to serve in this position in the history of the county where I am now serving. A “first” that is [...]

By |2019-04-24T22:50:59+00:00April 24th, 2019|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Submit a blog post|0 Comments

Catching Up with Katie Babits, SGR Diversity & Partner Collaboration Manager

Catching Up with Katie Babits, SGR Diversity & Partner Collaboration Manager The League recently caught up with Strategic Government Resources Diversity and Partner Collaboration Manager, Katie Babits. Here is the interview: Q: Recently SGR launched SGRecruiter -- exciting stuff! Why was the portal created? Katie: SGRecruiter was launched in collaboration with Team Zac and Blue Dove [...]

The 2019 League + ICMA University Symposium Theme: Don’t Just Talk About It. BE About It!

The 2019 League + ICMA University Symposium Theme: Don't Just Talk About It. BE About It! What YOU Can Do To Increase Gender Equity in Local Government. By The League Editor: Join the League in collaboration with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) University for the 4th Annual Symposium from 1:00 to 5:00 PM on [...]

ICMA, League of Women in Government Partner to Advance Women in Local Government Leadership

ICMA, League of Women in Government Partner to Advance Women in Local Government Leadership Strategic affiliation created to advance women in local government leadership roles.      WASHINGTON, D.C.-– ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, and the League of Women in Government (the League) have formally joined forces to create a new strategic affiliation. Through this partnership, the two [...]

By |2019-03-06T23:16:13+00:00March 6th, 2019|#GenderBalance, Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments

CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HERstory MONTH Using #SheLeadsGov!

CELEBRATE WOMEN'S HERstory MONTH Using #SheLeadsGov! An initiative of ICMA and the League of Women in Government By LWG Editor Women make up over 50 percent of state and local government employees. Help us celebrate these AMAZING women during March -- Women's HERstory Month by highlighting women leaders in your organization. How? Submit a short video [...]

By |2019-03-11T20:54:52+00:00March 5th, 2019|Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments

Bad Dialogue Can Be a Career Killer – Especially for Women! Nicole Lance of Lance Strategies Shares Why.

Bad Dialogue Can Be a Career Killer. Especially for Women!  Nicole Lance of Lance Strategies Shares Why. We recently caught up with Nicole Lance, CEO of Lance Strategies and former Assistant City Manager of Surprise, Arizona about the training she is leading around the importance of good dialogue and courageous conversations at work, especially for [...]

By |2019-02-26T22:07:52+00:00February 26th, 2019|#CareerCorner, Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments