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Improving Female Leaders ~ 2013-0917


1. Ask – If there is a big project you want to work on, ask to be part of it. Many times women wait to be asked to join. Don’t wait. Let leadership know that you are interested in participating. Many times you will be welcomed.

2. Find a mentor – Think of those who have given you good advice and who work outside your department. The next time they offer you advice, open a conversation about an informal mentorship.

3. Be your own advocate – Ensure that your role in the projects are known.

4. Network with other women – Female leaders beget other female leaders.

5. Be supportive – Support all your colleagues when you can.

CITE: Grinshpan, D. (March/April 2013). Rising to the Top Jobs. Excellence in Government. Government Executive.


Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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