ICMA University Symposium with the League of Women in Government

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ICMA AND LEAGUE OF WOMEN

ICMA and the League of Women in Government are collaborating on a dynamic event in advance of ICMA’s 102nd Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Don’t miss this half-day symposium from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, at the Kansas City Convention Center. Join this gathering of women AND men who want to learn more about advancing women in the local government management profession.  

EVENT INFORMATION

 

 

DATE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

CHECK-IN: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PROGRAM: 12:30 - 5:30 PM

REGISTRATION

Seats are limited and registration is required. Your registration included light refreshments at the event, books from the featured and keynote speakers, and entry to the post-symposium Networking Event.

FEE

  • $75.00 prior to JULY 1
  • $95.00 after JULY 1
  • $125.00 after AUGUST 1
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PROGRAM DETAILS

KEYNOTE SESSION

Why There Are So Few Women Leaders?
Marianne Cooper, Ph.D.

Marianne Cooper, Ph.D., is a sociologist at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University and will address the question, “Why there are so few women leaders” for the audience. She was the lead researcher for Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg and is a contributor to LeanIn.org, a contributing writer to the Atlantic, and is a LinkedIn Influencer. Her new book, Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times, examines how families are coping in an insecure age. She is an expert on gender, women’s leadership, diversity & inclusion, financial security and economic inequality. Dr. Cooper received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and lives in Silicon Valley with her husband and two young children.

FEATURED SESSION

The Balancing Act of Women
Liz O’Donnell

Award winning blogger and marketing executive, Liz O’Donnell will talk about the art of balancing not only work, family and home, but taking care of elderly relatives as well. She is the founder of Hello Ladies, an award winning website for smart, busy women and named one of the top 100 websites for women by Forbes and a Voice of the Year by BlogHer. Her new blog, Working Daughter, is a site devoted to providing support to caregivers of elderly parents and relatives. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Momsrising.org. Her writing has also appeared in The Boston Globe MagazineThe Atlanta Journal ConstitutionThe Tampa TribunePTO Today, Gatehouse Media and The Glass Hammer. Liz O’Donnell, a longtime marketing executive, is the author of Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman and is the founder of SheStarts, which supports the growing pipeline of women entrepreneurs in Boston through networking, coaching and events. Ms. O’Donnell resides in Boston with her family.

PANEL SESSION

How Do We Progress from #13Percent to #Gender Balance?

Join local government colleagues from across the nation discussing work/life balance, recruiting tools for women & millennials, trendsetting efforts for professional development and ways to build your bench with intention and diversity. 

Panelists:

Eric Ameigh, Projects Coordinator, City of Boulder, CO

Kimiko Black Gilmore, Assistant City Manager, Kansas City, MO

Ben McCready, Assistant to the City Manager, Normal, IL

Stacy Schweikhart, Community Information Manager, Kettering, OH

Joni Wickham, Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor, Kansas City, MO

Kirsten Wyatt, Executive Director, ELGL, West Linn, OR

 


 Event Co-Sponsors

 
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  Julie Underwood
Daly City, California

Bonnie Svrcek
Lynchburg, Virginia

Pamela Antil
Santa Barbara, California

Tamara Letourneau
Costa Mesa, California

 
 
       

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