Posts Tagged: govfem

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 »

Let’s Talk (Honestly) about Networking

Women especially are told to network — to find a support system that can bolster their professional goals and help them overcome barriers. But what’s really the point? And if it is so worthwhile, how do you do it? Those (and others) are the questions I recently asked Asha Aravindakshan. Aravindakshan has traversed sectors, starting… Read more »

Achieving Gender Equity in the City of Boston

Achieving real change, especially around gender issues, requires strong and dedicated leadership. Megan Costello, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement in Boston, said she is lucky enough to have that support. “I am honored to work for a mayor that is so committed to gender equity and equity within the workplace in… Read more »