Even as it seems that more and more women are speaking out against a culture that has long condoned or ignored sexual harassment, only a small fraction of women actually lodge a formal complaint. Many women have expressed fear of jeopardizing their careers, being accused of lying or facing social or professional retaliation should they… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Women in Government
Clearly, sexual harassment is a problem across sectors. The one bright side? The increase in public harassment claims has also led many media outlets to cover the issue, offering tips, advice and scrutiny. Here are five articles particularly worth reading on the topic, all from this past month,
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… Read more »
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 toRead… 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 yourRead… 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 aRead… 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 fightingRead… Read more »