Executive Women at State

Executive Women at State Executive Women at State ([email protected]) The name Executive Women at State ([email protected]) actually describes three groups connected under one banner. [email protected] began in January 2008 as an informal coalition to bring together senior women and promote effective networking among women in the Department of State and the broader foreign affairs community.

Today, the most senior level of [email protected]'s programming focuses on networking, idea-sharing, professional learning through guest speakers, and advocacy for women in the Senior Executive Service and Senior Foreign Service, as well as women in the GS 15 and FS 01 levels. A year after founding [email protected], the board decided it was time to extend a hand to women at the next level, and worked with a group of volunteers to form the Executive Women at State Associates ([email protected]/A). Founded in August of 2009, the Associates focuses on networking, education, and advocacy for women between the GS 12-14 and tenured FS 04 to FS 06 levels. The Associates represents the largest of the three [email protected] groups. Yet, [email protected]'s growth did not stop with the Associates. Less than two months after the Associates held its first public event, they helped another group of women launch an affiliate focused on the issues pertaining to women at the GS 4-11, FS 04 untenured to FS 06, and intern levels launch the Executive Women at State: Entry and Junior Level ([email protected]/EJ). The three groups cover Department of State's female employees at every level of the Foreign and Civil Service, and reflect this in their missions. Executive Women at State's mission is to promote support and mentor women for senior leadership positions in the Department of State. Executive Women at State Associates' mission is to unite mid-career women and men who support women's issues to share information regarding career growth, advocate for positive changes at the Department of State, and network with women at more senior and more junior levels. Executive Women at State: Entry and Junior Level's mission is to encourage, support, and facilitate the development, retention and advancement of entry and junior level women in the Department of State. All three [email protected] are open to men and women who support issues related women in the Department of State.

Mission: Executive Women at State's mission is to promote support and mentor women for senior leadership positions in the Department of State. Executive Women at State Associates' mission is to unite mid-career women and men who support women's issues to share information regarding career growth, advocate for positive changes at the Department of State, and network with women at more senior and more junior levels. Executive Women at State: Entry and Junior Level's mission is to encourage, support, and facilitate the development, retention and advancement of entry and junior level women in the Department of State.

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to be more confident? If so, check out these easy tips in one of Forbes’ recent a...
01/23/2019
Confidence: One More Muscle To Exercise This Year

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to be more confident? If so, check out these easy tips in one of Forbes’ recent articles for exercising your “confidence muscles.” Go make 2019 your most confident year professionally and personally!

If you are lacking confidence to progress in your career, the good news is that it is not innate. Confidence can be taught and learned and it is possible to build up your confidence muscle like any other. Set yourself a New Year’s Resolution with a difference: learn to hone your confidence muscle.

What are you doing on your lunch break tomorrow? Come join us for our December book club! We will be discussing “The Gif...
12/11/2018

What are you doing on your lunch break tomorrow? Come join us for our December book club! We will be discussing “The Gift of Fear.” Hope to see you there!

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12/10/2018

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Thank you to the dedicated followers of our page for sticking with us during our unanticipated social media absence! We ...
12/07/2018

Thank you to the dedicated followers of our page for sticking with us during our unanticipated social media absence! We are back and better than ever with a group of enthusiastic employees throughout the Department who are dedicated to our mission. Please stay tuned for advertisements regarding our upcoming events in the near future!

09/25/2012

NBC News, TODAY, and msnbcAndrea Mitchell, interviewed IMF President Christine Lagarde who is married with children. Lagarde said when asked, no you can't have it all...at the same time. She said be patient and accept failures. She said when facing business male condescension, have a sense of humor.Mitchell called her the most powerful woman in the world.

09/21/2012
2012 Benefits Administration Letters

From the Work Life Division, Office of Employee Relations (DOS) on the Affordable Care Act.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued guidance to clarify the Medical Loss Ratio requirement under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) and its impact on selected enrollees in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. If a Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) plan does not meet the minimum MLR, any rebates generated will go back to the Office of Personnel Management to help lower future health insurance premiums for Federal employees. No rebates will be issued to individual employees. For more detailed information, please visit the Office of Personnel Management at www.opm.gov/retire/pubs/bals/bal12.asp. Refer to Benefits Administration Letter (BAL) 12-205 for information and FAQ’s. For additional information, employees should contact their respective FEHB plan for further guidance about the Medical Loss Rebate.

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Please note: To capture the memories of the many people whose lives were touched by Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, h...
09/20/2012
Remembering Chris Stevens

Please note: To capture the memories of the many people whose lives were touched by Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, his family set up the following webpage: http://www.rememberingchrisstevens.com.

This site has been set up by the family of Chris Stevens to capture the memories of people touched...

Salute to Ms. Shane Morris, 2012 Finalist—Call to Service MedalThis award recognizes a federal employee whose profession...
09/19/2012
2012 Finalist—Call to Service Medal—Shane Morris

Salute to Ms. Shane Morris, 2012 Finalist—Call to Service Medal
This award recognizes a federal employee whose professional achievements reflect the important contributions that a new generation brings to public service. This medal is accompanied by a $5,000 award.

Position: Supervisor, Diplomatic Courier Service
Agency: Department of State
Location: Germany
Achievement: Overcame numerous obstacles during the Arab Spring uprisings to ensure that U.S. diplomats in the Middle East could securely dispatch and receive classified documents and equipment, and for the first time, secured permission for U.S. couriers to access the tarmac in the United Arab Emirates.
http://servicetoamericamedals.org/SAM/finalists/c2sm/morris.shtml

This award will recognize a federal employee whose professional achievements reflect the important contributions that a new generation brings to public service. This medal is accompanied by a $5,000 award.

09/14/2012

At the Transfer of Remains Ceremony just ending at Andrews today, our colleagues who died when under attack in Benghazi - Sean, Tyrone, Glen and Chris were solemnly commended and honored when the President said we will never retreat from the world. Secretary Clinton charged us to wipe our tears, stiffen our spines and face the future together.

Open Forum is celebrating women in business. With women owned business generating @1.3 Trillion, there's a lot to celebr...
08/08/2012
Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs: A Look by Industry

Open Forum is celebrating women in business. With women owned business generating @1.3 Trillion, there's a lot to celebrate!

We take a look at how women-owned businesses are powering the economy by industry.

07/23/2012
5 Surprising Facts About Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

Yes, but she seems to be superhuman....

New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer confirmed on Monday that she and husband Zachary Bogue are expecting a son in October. Her pregnancy makes all the more notable Mayer’s landmark appointment to the helm of a tech titan - only 19 Fortune 500 companies are headed by women, and not long ago a pregn...

Are your embassies or consulates organizing brown bag discussions or round tables to discuss the point/counterpoint arti...
07/03/2012

Are your embassies or consulates organizing brown bag discussions or round tables to discuss the point/counterpoint articles on Work-Life balance? If so, [email protected] would love to hear about them!

Now another State Department principal - DAS Dana Smith - comes forward to debate the Anne Marie Slaughter article.  Sha...
06/28/2012
The Myth of Work-Life Balance - A Debate on Career and Motherhood

Now another State Department principal - DAS Dana Smith - comes forward to debate the Anne Marie Slaughter article. Share this link, encourage your friends to comment. Who do you think is right? Ms. Smith or Ms. Slaughter? Whose point of view more closely mirrors your own experience as a professional?

The Atlantic covers news and analysis on politics, business, culture, technology, national, international and life on the official site of The Atlantic Magazine.

06/26/2012

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"Famous and high-powered men who have children are rarely feted for their ability to be both dads and career-driven move...
06/26/2012
'Supermoms' Should Tell the Truth About Their Perfect Lives

"Famous and high-powered men who have children are rarely feted for their ability to be both dads and career-driven movers and shakers. Men are expected to be out in the world while someone else cares for their kids. However, well-known women who have children are frequently promoted on magazine covers as both career successes and ("devoted") moms. The message is simultaneously encouraging ("She can do it, so can you!") and demeaning ("She can do it, why can't you?")." What do you think?

They make it look easy. But the women who seem to "have it all" are navigating mazes of complex logistics every day.

06/25/2012
The Impossible Juggling Act: Motherhood And Work : NPR

Share this - what workplace things would you change first?

Anne-Marie Slaughter left her position as the State Department's director of policy planning to spend more time with her children. Slaughter, now a Princeton professor, says that if we truly believe in equality for all women, some things in the workplace and in society have to change.

How do we finally solve the work-life riddle?
06/22/2012
Elite Women Put a New Spin on Work-Life Debate

How do we finally solve the work-life riddle?

A magazine article by a former Obama administration official has blown up into an instant debate about a new conundrum of female success.

06/21/2012
Introducing the FPwomeratti - By @lisang, @katrinskaya, @jilliancyork

Foreign Policy Magazine: the Twitterati 100 list is 90% male. Where were the influential women on Twitter? Well...here they are. #FPwomeratti

When Foreign Policy published its 2012 Twitterati 100 list, we could not help but be struck by the lack of women. Of the 100 tweeters Foreign Policy said "you need to follow," nearly 90 percent are men. Given the strong presence of smart, powerful, influential women on Twitter, we found this a bit h...

Title IX - 40 Years!
06/21/2012

Title IX - 40 Years!

It's been 40 years since Title IX evened the playing field for young women and girls in academics and athletics throughout our education system. To celebrate this important milestone and the impact it's had on countless lives, we asked some female leaders across the Obama Administration to share a favorite picture that expresses how getting a chance to compete has helped them reach their own dreams.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/06/20/title-ix-action

Tommye Grant brought up a great point on the wall about the importance of mentors/sponsors! This Washington Post article...
05/31/2012
Women and the trouble with mentors

Tommye Grant brought up a great point on the wall about the importance of mentors/sponsors! This Washington Post article gives some more information on how important mentors and sponsors can be in women's careers. Do you agree with their distinction between mentors and sponsors?

The slight distinction between ‘mentors’ and ‘sponsors’ can have major implications for women’s careers.

05/24/2012
Secretary Clinton Discusses the Advantages/Disadvantages of Being a Woman

At "A Conversation with Bangladesh", a young Bangladeshi woman asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton what the Secretary thought were the advantages/disadvantages of being a woman based on her life journey. Check out what Secretary Clinton had to say. What do you think?

Secretary Hillary Clinton discusses the advantages/disadvantages of being a woman based on her life journey at a townterview with Bangladeshi youth in Dhaka on May 6, 2012.

05/24/2012

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05/17/2012
Are Asian-Americans An Untapped Voting Bloc? : NPR

Thank you Mee Moua for such an inspiring talk on advocacy and inclusion at the Department of State this afternoon.

For anyone who wasnt able to attend or would like to hear more check out this wonderful NPR segment with Mee Moua.

Asian-Americans are one of the fastest growing minority groups in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. A poll released Tuesday shows that a third identify as independents. Host Michel Martin explores whether this group is an untapped voting bloc. She speaks with a co-author of the poll,...

“It’s really important to stick together, to encourage diversity, to try to inspire those with whom you work, and to alw...
05/17/2012
Women Should Reach Out to Women, Reporter Says | IIP Digital

“It’s really important to stick together, to encourage diversity, to try to inspire those with whom you work, and to always try to be as nurturing as you can to each other,” Andrea Mitchell Reports

What do you think is the best way to encourage diversity and inspire your colleagues?

Top American journalist Andrea Mitchell gives advice to women who want to succeed.

What do you think are the biggest challenges to boosting numbers of women in politics?
05/02/2012
Google’s D.C. head talks up female leadership

What do you think are the biggest challenges to boosting numbers of women in politics?

Google’s head of public policy, former Republican congresswoman Susan Molinari spoke about the challenges of boosting the numbers of females in politics.

City of Men - By Micah Zenko
07/23/2011
City of Men - By Micah Zenko

City of Men - By Micah Zenko

Anyone who has sat through a meeting in Foggy Bottom or attended a foreign-policy think-tank luncheon near Dupont Circle has been struck by one obvious fact: Washington is a city of men. But rarely are these anecdotal impressions supplemented with any actual data.

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What level do you fit into? Executive Women at State focuses on women in the Senior Executive Service and Senior Foreign Service, as well as those at the GS 15 and FS 01 levels. Executive Women at State Associates focuses on women at the GS 12-14 and FS 02- tenured 04 levels. Executive Women at State: Entry and Junior Level focuses on women at the GS 4-11 and FS untenured 04-06 levels, as well as interns.

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