Let’s be honest. Even disregarding the Halloween madness of October, this month has been a little scary for women. Disparaging remarks against women have made headlines and really bummed me out. So this month, I’m focusing the reading list on positive news for women. I could use a little pick-me-up and I’m sure you could,… Read more »
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Avoid being a workplace bully, and concentrate your energy on improving the workplace for generations of women to come. I promise, it’ll be worth it.
October is cybersecurity month– that means we are celebrating the federal government’s cyber women. Check out our favorites and feel free to add some of your own.
To write GovFem articles, we scour the internet daily for the best articles and op-eds about women working in the public sector. While many of those articles end up in our GovFem posts, we unfortunately can’t cover them all in a weekly series. That’s why we created the GovFem Reading List, which highlights the topRead… Read more »
In a previous post, we discussed the importance of including men in conversations about women’s advancement in government. But let’s face it. That’s easier said than done. Talking to men about women’s issues can be uncomfortable. You might meet ambivalence, resistance, or even outright disdain. Alternatively, you might just have no idea how to relateRead… Read more »
So, why has one particular outfit gotten so much negative attention? We’re talking about the classic pantsuit. Historically speaking, any woman in government wearing a pantsuit is a relatively new phenomenon.
This August, we saw a number of articles focused on collaboration. We saw collaboration among women, learned about private sector collaboration for women, and even heard calls for collaboration that isn’t yet happening (Old Girls Club, where are you?).
What do you do when you’re the only person in a role? Get creative.
Being a woman is awesome but sometimes being a woman in the workforce is challenging. Particularly, when you are the only woman in a room full of men. Learn how you can avoid token woman syndrome in your agency and do your part to minimize the gender divide in the workforce.
This July, we saw a number of articles about the wage gap and parental leave policies across organizations. Unsurprisingly, a number of news outlets are also talking about women’s role in government as Hillary Clinton prepares to accept the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.