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2023 Applications

The Texas Chapter of Women Leading Government is pleased to announce the 2022 class of the Texas Women’s Leadership Institute.  The Institute is designed to empower and prepare women to become city managers.  While Texas has had success in having women manage the largest cities in Texas, moving the needle in a more generalized manner has been very slow.  Historically, Texas has had less women than the statistic of the 13% female local government managers used by ICMA in their task force reports on women in the profession in 2014 and in 1975.  

The Texas Chapter of Women Leading Government (WLG) will host a third class of the Texas Women’s Leadership Institute beginning in 2022.  The class is limited to 20 women who desire to become city managers.  The Institute will offer five sessions over the course of the year and will cover essential topics to becoming an effective city manager as well as explore successful leadership techniques.  The sessions will include tours of city facilities and will bring in Texas experts to discuss professional topics and personal development.  Typical sessions cover municipal bonds, economic development, communications, negotiating, Council relations, public safety and leadership.  Dates will be Jan 12-14; Mar 30-Apr 1; May 18-20;  Aug 24-26; Nov 2-3, 2022

The Institute Sessions will be held around the State of Texas and travel expenses are the responsibility of the attendee.  Sessions begin on Thursday at 9am and end at noon on Friday.

This Institute offers a laser focus approach to increasing women in the city management pipeline and is sponsored by the Texas City Management Association.   After acceptance into the Institute by the Advisory Board, a tuition fee of $400 will be assessed.  Scholarships for the Institute are available pending acceptance and there is the ability to share in travel costs with other Institute Executives.   Application deadline is close of business on Sunday, October 10, 2021.  For more information, please contact Karen Daly, TWLI Executive Director at or 512.796.8456  

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