Last week, we talked about impostor syndrome – what it is and how it manifests in successful people. You might have read that article and determined that you do, in fact, have impostor syndrome. Don’t panic. As a reminder, impostor syndrome is a phenomenon where you have difficulty accepting your own success as being a… Read more »
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Don’t panic. This isn’t some sort of life-threatening or even career-threatening disease. Nor is it something that only you experience. It’s a common phenomenon among successful people.
Still don’t have a Halloween costume? That’s ok! We’ve come up with six costume ideas that you can probably pull from your own closet. The best part? Each of these costumes celebrates an accomplished woman in government. Pick your favorite and show your support for ladies in the public sector! Madeleine Albright If you happen to… Read more »
You might not have noticed, but a lot of advice to women trying to get ahead (or even to get on equal footing) revolves around having difficult conversations. For instance, if you’re facing sexism in the workplace, most mentors will tell you to call it out. If your office culture isn’t conducive to raising a… Read more »
Want to mentor someone but not sure how to do that? Read these tips from other mentors to make the most our of your mentorship.
If you’re a professional woman working in government, I will bet big money that you have been told at least once that you should find yourself a mentor. It’s inevitably the go-to advice that I hear passed around when someone is facing career challenges or indecision. Honestly, it’s not bad advice. Here at GovLoop, we… Read more »
Breaking into the Old Boy’s Club. It’s an adage that’s a little worn out and in some cases a little overblown, I know. Nevertheless, it’s a nice summary of what many women find to be a real hurdle in their careers – getting less than equal treatment relative to their male counterparts. Especially in male-heavy fields… Read more »
Writing a column for women in government means I spend a lot of time on the Internet, looking for inspiration, news, and advice for ladies. Unfortunately, there aren’t a ton of online resources out there dedicated to female public servants (hence, why we created GovFem!). However, there is an abundance of websites dedicated to women’s… Read more »
The gender gap in government is slowly narrowing. One thing we have to thank for that is the increasing number of female role models in government we’re seeing in the media, particularly on our favorite shows. While the characters are far from perfect, and in some cases far from reality, they depict real women striving… Read more »
What is your current salary? It’s the dreaded question of every job offer and salary negotiation. Many recruiters use this number as an anchor for salary negotiations, rather than the market value for the position you’re seeking to fill. But if you’re looking to make more money in your new role (and really, who isn’t?),… Read more »