March 18, 2016 | Volume 2, Issue 10
This month is National Women’s History Month and we honor all of the women who have had a positive impact on the District.
In DC, we believe that everyone deserves a fair shot – no matter who you are, where you come from, or what your gender is. We have the track record to prove it. DC has been called the top town for women entrepreneurs in America. We have the smallest pay gap in the nation. And we were just named the top city for women in tech!
I’m proud to work alongside many strong and experienced women who lead at all levels of District government – from our schools, to our metropolitan police department, to our health services. These women are showing our young girls that they can do anything.
For Women's History Month, Fortune interviewed me about being Mayor of the nation’s capital. You can watch the video below. My message to girls and women of all ages is simple: Be bold, be you, and keep paving the way.
DC ‘Talks Tech’ in Texas
Earlier this week, Mayor Bowser traveled to Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference to promote the District’s creative economy. DC is becoming a hotbed for startup innovation. During the conference, Mayor Bowser sat on multiple panels where she discussed city infrastructure, growing technology and inclusive innovation sectors. These missions give Mayor Bowser a chance to showcase all of the good things we have going on in DC, and to encourage businesses to invest and develop in the District – which ultimately leads to more jobs, and opportunity.
Opening the Door to Achievement
On Wednesday, Mayor Bowser cut the ribbon at the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services’ (DYRS) new Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Achievement Center in Anacostia. This space will offer an array of programs and services to youth under DYRS’ care and their families. The MLK Achievement Center features a computer lab, a culinary kitchen, a barbershop and cosmetology studio, and more. The center will also serve as a University of the District of Columbia site to help young people and their families build educational skills and obtain professional certifications. The Department of Employment Services will also offer workforce development services to transitional population and caregivers.
Pathways to the Middle Class - Job Announcement: Community Outreach and Services Specialist, Mayor's Office of Community Relations & Services
The Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services (MOCRS) resolves issues facing DC residents by building collaborative partnerships with DC Government agencies. We are looking for Ward-based specialists to join our team – on the front lines – and deliver for DC residents. Additional details on this vacancy can be found by visiting the job announcement.
Friday, March 18, 2016