Women in County Government (WICG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and job satisfaction of all San Mateo County government employees. WICG seeks to promote a culture that values diversity and fosters an atmosphere of dignity and respect. The organization was originally established in 1985, under the name “Women in Management” by Congresswoman Jackie Speier, while she served on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. Its original focus was on helping women prepare for county management roles. In 1990, the name changed to Women In County Government and broadened its focus to include all San Mateo County employees.
WICG hosts a variety of events each year, such as networking events, self-defense presentations, leadership panels, and discussion forums, culminating with an Recognition and Charity Luncheon. This annual event acknowledges the outstanding contributions made by women who work for the San Mateo County government and is attended by hundreds of people, both men and women alike.
Women in County Government Stands For:
- To increase the effectiveness and job satisfaction of women at all levels of the organization.
- To promote a culture that values diversity and fosters an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
- Provide networking opportunities for all county employees.
- Encourage positive working relationships.
- Present discussion forums regarding common issues and challenges.
- Acknowledge outstanding contributions by women who work for San Mateo County.
- Women are vital contributors to County government.
- Women support and encourage each other in their endeavors.
- Women foster the career development of other women.
- Women promote innovation, foster employee involvement, build trust, and produce quality results.
“I am proud to be the current president of Women In County Government. I work alongside this strong group of women and am inspired by each and everyone of them daily.”Janneth Lujan, President of WICG