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  • November 20, 2016 8:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    That making a written career plan is an important and easy tool to advance your career?

    “Here is the secret to doing a career plan this week: take five minutes to write three lines on a piece of paper: my long-term career goal, how I want to improve my skills/experiences to advance toward the long-term goal in the next year, and how I want to improve in the next three years.”

    (Canter, Rachelle J., Women Lawyers: Forget Your Job and Focus on Your Career, March 14, 2016, at http://www.lawpracticetoday.org/article/women-lawyers-forget-your-job-and-focus-on-your-career/.)

    Simply outworking the male competition is not an effective career strategy. Instead, spend five minutes this week planning your career and then take a look at the following opportunities:

    Let’s get women in the pipeline to fill these and other roles

    Click any of the following links for information on just a few upcoming leadership opportunities:

    Idaho State Professional Licensing Boards

    Recruitment is going on now for new public member positions on several state boards that govern licensing, including for architects, cosmetologists, geologists, optometrists, shorthand reporters and more. http://www.idaho.gov/government/executive.html (Contact Ann Beebe, Governor’s Special Assistant for Boards and Commissions, at 208.334.2100.)

    Idaho State Bar

    Applications for the 2016-2017 Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers are available now and are due July 15, 2016. http://isb.idaho.gov/pdf/general/iall_brochure.pdf

    Bar Committee vacancies for terms beginning in July 2016 include positions on the AdvocateEditorial Advisory Board and for the Lawyer Assistance Program, the Lawyer Referral Service, and the Professional Conduct Board. https://isb.idaho.gov/general/committees.html (Contact Diane Minnich, Executive Director, at 208.334.4500.)


  • November 20, 2016 8:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

    The political races and debates are at the forefront of world news. However, women still hold a minority of the elected positions in the United States.

    According to the Center for American Women and Politics, as of 2016, women hold the following percentage of elected positions in the United States:

    • 4% of 535 seats in Congress
    • 20% of 100 seats in the U.S. Senate
    • 3% of 435 seats in the U.S. House
    • 24% of 312 Statewide Executive seats (includes governors, lt. governors and other statewide elected officials)
    • 6% of 7383 seats in State Legislatures

    Idaho has had two (2) women elected to Congress in its history, and currently has 29 women elected to the State Legislature for a total of 27.6% of 105 seats.

    LET’S GET MORE WOMEN INVOLVED

    A new organization has been formed in Idaho to help women gain training for leadership roles in politics. Idaho Women in Leadership has a Political Leadership Training series and a Business & Corporate Leadership Training series.

    Click on the link below for more information about these training opportunities:

    Idaho Women in Leadership

    Click any of the following links for information related to other upcoming leadership opportunities:

    • Idaho State Professional Licensing Boards

    Recruitment is going on now for new board member positions on several boards, including the judicial council, several Magistrate Commissions, the Humanities Council and more. http://www.idaho.gov/government/executive.html (Contact Ann Beebe, Governor’s Special Assistant for Boards and Commissions, at 208.334.2100.)

    • Idaho State Bar

    Idaho State Bar Section officers and council members are elected periodically throughout the year. If you are interested in pursuing one of these opportunities please contact Mahmood Sheikh, Deputy Executive Director at 208.334.4500.

    Practice Sections – Idaho State Bar

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