Women Mayors Network

In partnership with Equity Agenda, we launched the Women Mayors Network during the Winter 2020 Policy Meeting. The Network continues to meet remotely both for conversations facilitated by the Mayors Innovation Project and Equity Agenda, as well as informally for events hosted by members.

We invite woman-identified mayors to join us and be connected to other women mayors across the country.

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Katya Spear
Managing Director

Why a Network for Women Mayors?

Women mayors within our network have consistently expressed the need for a space where they can speak candidly, learn from each other, and gain the skills necessary to succeed amidst the challenges that sexism creates for all women, but in particular for women in leadership roles. We are excited to offer a space for mayors who identify as women to connect with each other.

Group of over 20 women mayors sitting and smilingThe Women Mayors Network provides women mayors with the opportunity to:

  • Explore the context and issues that affect the success of women mayors in their roles, with an initial focus on the specific experience of women in executive leadership (as opposed to more legislative roles).
  • Prioritize equity, representation, and intersectionality and understand how gender and race can be explored together.
  • Provide vetted high road policy options around intersectional/gender equity for all MIP members.
  • Inform the broader MIP membership network by providing resources to allies to help them interrupt sexism and racism, address equity concerns and support their colleagues’ leadership.


  • Join us: Abortion Access Briefing exclusively for mayors

    Wednesday, July 13th 12 ET/11 CT/10 MT/9 PT Abortion Access Briefing, exclusively for city leaders and their trusted staff Join us for an exclusive briefing and discussion for and amongst mayors, focused on city responses …

  • An Assault on Local Democracy

    New findings show that, although political violence* against mayors is common, women mayors and mayors of color face more frequent and acute incidents of political violence.

  • Join us: May is for Mayor Safety

    As a network of mayors, we hear firsthand of the political violence that local leaders face. In May, we are releasing new findings that show the rise in threats and harassment to US mayors and …

  • Gender & Domestic Policy: A Briefing with the White House

    In June, the Women Mayors Network hosted a briefing with White House leaders on gender and domestic policies. Recognizing the key role mayors play in advancing policy priorities locally, the White House Office of Intergovernmental …

  • Event: Refining your Governance & Partnership Strategy

    Illuminating Financial Trends: A Training for Mayors Wednesday, July 21 9am PST/10am MST/11am CST/12pm EST This training is specifically framed and created for mayors, but we also welcome finance directors and mayors’ chiefs of staff. …

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