While life in the fishbowl of public management is never easy, it is often especially challenging for women professionals. In many cases a woman has been a “first” or even an “only” and being the first or the only can be demandingly difficult – and also remarkably rewarding.
Following on the incredible success of Democracy at the Doorstep – True Stories from the Green Berets of Public Administrators, this collection of more true stories deals exclusively with women professionals and showcases the exceptional commitment that these “special forces experts” bring to their field. The stories are inspirational, insightful and instructional. You will laugh out loud at some, cry at others and be amazed at them all with the barriers experienced and overcome, the innovations instituted, and the lessons learned and taught. Democracy works because Local Government works, and women professionals are a key component of both!