April 2, 2015

Communities Reinvent Themselves with the Help of the Arts

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Henry Walston leads a tour of the Vollis Simpson Whirligig conservation center for conference attendees.

Crossed posted from Arts.gov

I just returned from a powerful gathering of innovative leaders and doers in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. For three days in March, more than fifty participants from arts and cultural organizations, federal/state/local government agencies, and rural economic development organizations gathered for Art + Leadership: Powering Rural Economies conference. Continue reading

March 31, 2015

Advancing women in the workforce: create a network at work, at home

Photo: Deputy Secretary Nani Coloretti participates in a Women's History month panel at HUD headquarters.

A few years ago, the director of The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) convened a workgroup to identify obstacles in the federal workplace hindering opportunities for women (see the report here: EEOC Women’s Work Group Report).  While women accounted for almost half of the workforce, they lagged behind in levels of seniority and pay. Continue reading