With the Emmy’s this past Sunday, Hollywood’s award season is underway. And in great news, more women and minorities took home the gold than ever before. But, what about Washington’s award season? How do we get more women and minorities recognized for their contributions to government? The answer is simple. Nominate them! The first step,… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Women in Government
Many articles make it seem as though there are problems inherent to women’s speech patterns, with no real way to win. Women in the workplace are either read as too timid and feminine, or unlikeable and aggressive.
Women constantly confront double standards in their personal and professional lives. That’s not really news. We’re expected to pursue strong careers without coming off as assertive or “bossy.” We’re told to join the boys’ club, only to find the doors blocked by traditional ideals of propriety. We’re told to participate in our offices, only to… Read more »
Have you taken a career break but are ready to get back into the workforce? A returnship may be for you! Check out these tips on how to secure a returnship and make your way back into the workforce.
If you are dealing with mental illness, it can be hard to decide if and when to inform your manager. Check out these tips on how to have that conversation.
It happens to the best of us. Something’s going on in your personal life – medical issues, family issues, relationship issues – that negatively impacts your work. You might not even know what’s upsetting you, but for whatever reason you are simply not your best. Of course, you don’t want personal issues to impact your… Read more »
The White House recently announced its budget for the upcoming year. One interesting line item had to do with paid parental leave. Specifically, the new budget proposes funding six weeks of paid leave for any new parents. There’s some discussion about whether the plan is valid for economic and logistical reasons. Nevertheless, it raises a… Read more »
In recent GovFem posts, we talked a lot about how being a woman in government can be like driving the struggle bus straight into dysfunction junction. It is not easy, and we have a lot more to do before women receive truly equal opportunities and recognition in the public sector. But just because we’re still fighting… Read more »
Returning to work after an extended absence is always hard. You have to get your mind back in the office mode, readjust to a stricter schedule, and figure out how to meet your personal obligations with less time on your hands. Then, consider if you’re a new mother. You have a whole new person to… Read more »
This Saturday marks the conclusion of the Trump’s administration’s 100 days. A lot has happened, and many of those changes have impacted the status, perceptions, and legal protections of women – both inside and outside of government. But with so much happening in this 100-day sprint, you might have missed a headline here or there…. Read more »