Posts Tagged: govfem

Esther Aguilera: Empowering Women and Minorities

Pursuing a career as both a woman and a minority is no easy task. However, Esther Aguilera, President and CEO of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, has never shied away from a challenge. In fact, challenges have been the propelling force in her long career across the public and private sector. Now, Aguilera uses lessons... Read more »

6 Tips to Get Ahead in Gov

Dave Uejio, Acting Chief Strategy Officer of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), gave us a hard truth at today’s Next Generation of Government Summit. He said, “There are barriers in place that preclude us from reaching our potential.” In government, he continued, this can be particularly true. Especially if you’re a woman or racial... Read more »

Three Surprises about the Federal Workforce

This week I'm attending Federally Employed Women's National Training Program in New Orleans.  The conference offers a myriad of training and development opportunities, but I decided to start off my day with an overview of "What All Feds need to Know about the Workforce." The presenter, Jamie Neidig, Practice Director for Human Resources and Human Capital... Read more »

Our Journey to Excellence

As you might remember, we spoke with Karen Rainey and Michelle Crockett in previous GovFem articles (see this article and this article) about how and why they got involved in Federally Employed Women (FEW), an advocacy and training non-profit organization for women in federal government. They both explained the power of in-person training and the... Read more »

Who Should Be on the $10 Bill?

2020 will mark 100 years of women's suffrage. To honor that milestone in women's rights, the Obama administration recently announced that it will replace Alexander Hamilton's image on the $10 bill with that of a famous American woman. However, that woman has not been chosen yet. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will ultimately make the decision but not... Read more »

Female Leadership: How Does the Public Sector Compare to Private?

In the recent post, I mentioned that one lady govie asked where women had it better – in the private or the public sector. In that article, we explored paid parental leave. Today, let’s talk about representation in leadership roles. No matter what industry you’re in, it’s important to have your perspective included in decision-making. That doesn’t... Read more »

Empower Women through Compliance Training

The government provides numerous safeguards against gender discrimination in federal employment. However, those securities are often neglected or discarded by uninformed employees who don’t know their rights or how to access them within the government bureaucracy. Nicole Mason, Esq. hopes to change that by educating federally employed women about their rights. Mason serves as Vice... Read more »