Contact Amanda Farnan Press Secretary (774) 571–3639 [email protected] Rate of female civil servants in exec. roles remains low March 13, 2019 Since the days of Frances Perkins, women have been joining the ranks of presidential cabinet secretaries. Now no one finds it remarkable. Yet, when it comes to the number of women career civil servants making it into executive ranks that number remains oddly low. On why that might be the case and how to fix it, Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president for research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.