We the Partnership

Women’s History Month: Advancing women in the federal government

Overall, there are fewer women employees in government, and they tend to hold more junior positions. Federally Employed Women, a nonprofit that seeks to improve the status of women in the federal workforce, is working to address this issue by offering resources that can help bring more women into government and support their career advancement.

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We have Frances Perkins to thank for that

Frances Perkins, the secretary of labor from 1933-1945, was the first female Cabinet member. During this year’s Women’s History Month, we remember her achievements and explore how her legacy continue to inspire federal employees today.

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Government’s lack of diversity in leadership positions

A close look at the demographic data in the federal government’s highest career leadership positions reveals a representation problem: Too few women and minorities have reached those levels of leadership. Discover why that poses a problem for government productivity and how agencies can begin to address the issue.

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