On average, female doctors made $105,000 less than male doctors last year, and the gender pay gap actually increased.
At the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting this week, a panel of female mayors gathered to discuss the movement's impact on them and the way they lead their communities.
Susana Mendoza was just 28 years old when she was first elected. Now she oversees how her former colleagues are spending their state's money.
Jackie Lacey says she didn't realize how tough she was until she ran for Los Angeles County District Attorney.
The Women in Government Leadership Program was created in 2014 as an ongoing, program of the Governing Institute. Each summer, 25 women serving in state and local offices will be selected to participate in the bipartisan national program.
Statistics from academic institutions including the Center for American Women in Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University clearly show the number of women in elected office in local and state offices has largely remained stagnant since the early 1990s.The Governing Institute is making a deliberate and strategic effort to invest in programs and resources that support elected women in government. The Women in Government Leadership Program is one such program and has three primary goals.
First, to acknowledge and celebrate the work of women public servants by highlighting them in Governing.
Second, to provide leadership training and job critical skills during three in-person retreats where the cohort establishes relationships and a network with their class and program alumnae.
Third, the participants will be asked to pay it forward by mentoring the next generation of women running for office. We look forward to seeing the power and impact of these influential women now and in the future.