Attend panel discussion with women leaders at the City of Minneapolis
The 29% Club will host a panel discussion with women leaders on Tuesday, April 25, noon to 1 p.m. in City Hall Room 319. Mayor Betsy Hodges, Public Works Director Robin Hutcheson, Health Commissioner Gretchen Musicant and City Attorney Susan Segal will share their thoughts and advice for women working at the City and answer questions about their experiences. Deputy City Coordinator Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde will moderate the discussion.
The 29% Club was created to help advance and empower women employees at the City. It is one of two pilot groups in the City’s new employee resource group program.
Currently, 29 percent of City employees are women. This employee resource group was created in part to support the City’s goal of increasing women in the workforce to 45 percent by 2022.
The 29% Club values your voices and needs your help to be a success. You can engage with the group three different ways:
- Lean-in Circles meet to discuss both barriers and opportunities for women. These small groups – typically eight to 12 members – meet monthly and cover a topic at each meeting such as advancement, work-life balance or mentorship. Lean-in Circles are currently meeting, and new members are welcome. Email [email protected] to connect with a group.
- The Policy Resource Group has a vision to bring forth ideas that lift barriers for women at the City and serve as a resource when City decision-makers are implementing policies.
- Networking is one of the most common ways people are hired and promoted. The goal of this group is to create a space for employees to connect, share and encourage growth opportunities for women at the City.
If you have questions about the 29% Club, want to talk to someone about how to get involved or want to be added to the 29% Club email list, contact [email protected].
Published Apr 18, 2017