Posts Tagged: govfem

4 Lessons From Women’s History Month

You’ve probably gathered by now that March is Women’s History Month. This year’s theme, established by the National Women’s History Project, is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” It is meant to draw attention to women who have showcased the achievements of other women, as well as the stories they tell. Government has joined inRead… Read more »

Advocating and Training with Federally Employed Women

Through GovFem, I’ve been privileged to meet a number of outstanding leaders in the field of government diversity. I’ve also been exposed to a number of amazing organizations that are advocating for and training women to succeed in the public sector. Most recently, I spoke with Michelle Crockett, President of Federally Employed Women (FEW), aRead… Read more »

Building Partnerships For Women’s Advancement

Whether you’re excelling in your career or facing discrimination at work, it’s good have a community to support your efforts. As a woman in government, fostering diverse partnerships is crucial to bolstering your career. We spoke with Jill Melnicki, a technology consultant for state and local governments, on the need for professional women to developRead… Read more »

Tips to Excel as a Woman in Civic Tech

Women face barriers in nearly every professional setting. However, some sectors of government are more challenging than others, especially when they employ a dominantly male workforce and require skillsets traditionally associated with men. Civic tech is one of those sectors. Jill Melnicki, as a technology consultant in state and local government, offers a unique perspectiveRead… Read more »

26 Stats about Women in Government

When we started GovFem, we received a lot of positive feedback (thanks!). But we also got a few questions from GovLoopers about how much progress women have made in government, what resources they have, and what the future looks like for female govies. To give you a better idea of what the landscape looks like forRead… Read more »

Succeeding as a Young Woman on the Hill

Through GovFem, we want to highlight the challenges women face in government. We also want to highlight the women who are tackling those issues everyday. To start us off, I sat down with Ellen Schrantz who works as counsel in the House of Representatives. Ellen is kicking off our spotlight series for two reasons. FirstRead… Read more »

Welcome to GovFem

Here at GovLoop, we spend a lot of time thinking about the characteristics, needs, and goals of our community. At a recent brainstorming session, we started listing some of these attributes. I noticed that a lot of our ideas—things like breaking into the boy’s club, balancing family planning with career planning, or combatting workplace sexism—wereRead… Read more »