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  • 3 Ways to be a Mental Health Advocate at Work - One in five adults experience mental illness at some point in their lifetime, but discussing mental health in the workplace is still taboo. Here are a few things you can do to advocate for employees with mental health issues.
  • Federally Employed Women: Paving the Way for Equal Opportunity - While there are protections in place, discrimination in the federal workforce continues to be a major issue. Thankfully, organizations like FEW work to prevent non-compliance and help women and minorities attain equal opportunities.
  • You’re Probably Excluding People In Your Work. Here’s How to Fix It - There is a powerful yet subtle way to increase the inclusivity of women and minorities in your daily work. Write about them. And do it fairly.
  • How to Stop Over-Apologizing - A lot of people find it difficult to say, “I’m sorry.” However, women tend to overuse the phrase, especially in workplace communication. Here are a few ways to stop over-apologizing.
  • Tips for Navigating Your Office’s Dress Code - Even if you’re not a journalist on the Hill beat, you may very well find yourself in a situation where you just aren’t sure what’s considered “appropriate”. So how do you figure out what to wear? We suggest these three tips that can help you determine for yourself what’s best to wear at the office.
  • Why Female Friendships are Important in the Workplace - Office friends can provide you with support, advice and a few laughs when the going gets tough. However, if you’re a lady in the workforce there are explicit benefits to befriending another woman in the office. 
  • Your GovFem Summer Reading List - Check out this list of GovFem's favorite books. They're all about women in the workplace, including what we can do to promote ourselves, how we can confront sexism, and how to climb the career ladder.
  • 3 Women Explain How to Be a Boss - If you made it to the top of the career ladder and you're more nervous than excited, you're not alone. To help you combat your self-doubt, we compiled a few tips from successful female leaders that will make you more confident in your leadership. 
  • Why Your Organization Should Hire Women - The gender hiring gap proves that some are not convinced of the value female applicants can bring to an organization. If you’re trying to convince your leadership to increase female representation, here are a few reasons your organization should hire more women.
  • 9 Things That I Learned from Women in Federal IT - Federal CIO Suzette Kent and women IT leaders from across government shared their personal journeys, how they find balance and career lessons.