Women Mayors Network

Local leaders are facing unprecedented challenges.

Women mayors are meeting them head on, and together.

We raise the profile of women mayors and their successes across the country to benefit women leaders and their cities.

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, 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.


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