Posts Tagged: govfem

How to Bring Galentine’s Day to the Workplace

After reading the title of this article, you might be wondering: A few years ago, our favorite fictional public servant, Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation, declared that the day before Valentine’s Day should be dedicated to celebrating your friendship between women. She took her gal pals to brunch, told them each how much she lovedRead… Read more »

How to Increase Your Female Applicant Pool

The percentage of female federal hires decreased from 43 percent in 2000 to 37 percent in 2012, according to a September 2014 report from the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). Why? MSPB says an increase in male applicants – not discrimination – may be the primary cause of a widening gap in gender representation. For one thing, veteran’s preferentialRead… Read more »

How Does Your State Fare? Women at the State and Federal Level

One hundred years ago, the first woman was elected to serve in Congress. On November 9, 1916, Jeannette Rankin (R-MT) was elected to serve as Montana’s Representative-at-Large in the House of Representatives during the 65th Congress. In the subsequent century, 312 more women have been elected or appointed to serve in our country’s legislative body.Read… Read more »

How to Achieve an Awesome 2016 Career Resolution

Over the holidays, it’s easy to lose enthusiasm for your career. You’ve probably taken some quality time away from the office and you spent most of December juggling work with holiday and family obligations. As you move into the new year, though, you’ll want to get back on track. So as you set your resolutionsRead… Read more »

Celebrating 365 Days of Women in Government

Happy Anniversary!  About this time last year, I was sitting in a meeting with other GovLoop staffers thinking through ways we could better serve our audience of over 200,000 public servants. We talked about what challenges they face and how we could help them overcome barriers. We talked about what govies wanted from public service and how we could achieve whateverRead… Read more »

2015: A Year of Achievement for Women in Government

I’ll be honest. As the author of a column on women’s rights and issues in government, it’s easy to get a little jaded at times. I slog through news about increasing gender pay gaps, underrepresentation in legislatures and agency leadership, and daily occurrences of workplace discrimination. Then, I catch myself thinking, “Geez, will it ever getRead… Read more »

Using Data to Find Your Perfect Federal Agency

In the private sector, you wouldn’t join a new company without first looking at their workplace culture, right? Of course not! You want to be happy, supported, and provided with opportunities to grow, so you do your research before accepting an offer. However, you might think of government – particularly the federal government – asRead… Read more »