MeriTalk: Female Fed Officials Offer Leadership Advice for Women in Government

“Women don’t yet have the highest representation in leadership roles in the Federal government – especially in the senior executive ranks – and several women leaders in government offered advice for women looking to advance in the Federal government, encouraging them to create their own opportunities and pay it forward to others.”

“During ACT-IAC’s Women in Leadership Forum on July 14, Federal women leaders stressed that having diversity in the workplace lends to a ‘diversity of thought’ and builds an inclusive work culture.”

“Soldenise Sejour, CIO at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis, previously served as CISO for her component. Sejour said the one thing she is most proud of during her career is being able to serve as the first woman CISO at her component, as well as the first woman CIO.”

“She emphasized that ‘the percentages aren’t where they should be’ for women in STEM or leadership roles, but she believes ‘we’re getting there.’ Yet, once women reach a senior leadership position, Sejour encouraged women to not stop there, and to ‘pay it forward’ to others…” Read the full article here.

Source: Female Fed Officials Offer Leadership Advice for Women in Government – By Grace Dille, July 15, 2021. MeriTalk.

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