About the Arizona Chapter of Women Leading Government
WLG Mission Statement:
“To help women succeed in public service by enhancing career-building models that develop leadership skills and by networking professional women in government.”
Women Leading Government (WLG) is an initiative started in November 2006 by the Cal-ICMA Preparing the Next Generation committee. Organized by female managers of California’s cities, counties, and special districts, WLG is designed to assist female managers in their career development. WLG welcomes all people dedicated to public service and the development of women leaders. In 2011, WLG approved an affiliation agreement with ICMA to strengthen mutual efforts in support of women in the profession. This agreement outlines the ties and collaborative relationship between WLG and ICMA. WLG’s goals are in alignment with ICMA’s and both organizations will seek even more opportunities to work together to foster professional management in local government.
Since 2015, the Arizona Chapter of WLG has held 6 state conferences. In 2021, the AZ WLG conference drew more than 400 aspiring government professionals and others who support the AZWLG purpose.