Advocacy Survey Barbara Franklin, and the other founding members of Executive Women in Government, came to the organization after having spearheaded administration efforts to bring more qualified women into high-level, Government policy-making positions. To make the kind of change they were tasked with, they needed to not only develop and create the right policy, training, and procedures but also to strategically communicate their goals to the right decision-makers, what they needed, and their progress. They needed to be seen as the experts in this arena. Sought out for comment on legislation, for their views on a range of actions – from changes to statute to agency-level activities and programs. To advocate on behalf of what works, and what is needed.In August, we had our first discussion to discuss a new advocacy agenda specifically focusing on who we wanted to influence, and what types of activity we’d want to undertake to be seen—the how. These activities are expected to be in addition to, and complementary of, EWG programming, mentoring, and networking for our members. We are now seeking your input on topics that we’d want to see EWG advocate for (the what!) in 2022. next Question Title * 1. Thinking of your own leadership journey, Rank the items below from most important (1) to least (X) in terms of what you found most helpful. (respondent should insert number next to each) 1 2 3 4 5 6 Mentor (female) 1 2 3 4 5 6 Mentor (any) 1 2 3 4 5 6 Supervisor(s) who invested their and the agency’s time in your career progression 1 2 3 4 5 6 Professional Training (classroom) 1 2 3 4 5 6 Experiential training (formal rotations, self-directed changes in jobs) 1 2 3 4 5 6 Other next Question Title * 2. Thinking of your own leadership journey, Rank the items below from most significant (1) to least (X) in terms of what you found to be biggest challenges. (respondent should insert number next to each) 1 2 3 4 5 6 Agency culture 1 2 3 4 5 6 Lack of an advocate (mentor, supervisor) to help you prepare 1 2 3 4 5 6 Network (don’t know what’s available) 1 2 3 4 5 6 Opportunity (few jobs opening/funding cuts resulted in position reduction) 1 2 3 4 5 6 Professional training / rotations (funding limits on number, reduction in offerings, other restrictions) 1 2 3 4 5 6 Other next Question Title * 3. Rank the below topics from most preferred (1) to least (X). (respondent should insert number next to each) 1 2 3 4 5 6 Resiliency tools (child care, elder care, ability to change roles temporarily), so that employee can both take on difficult jobs and know that the agency will support their them as they seek to meet their external obligations to those who rely on them, when needed 1 2 3 4 5 6 Reduce agency cultural barriers, particularly those that prioritize advancement for individuals of similar experiences / backgrounds 1 2 3 4 5 6 Collect and analyze data to inform decisions about what programs work / don’t work / or haven’t worked as intended 1 2 3 4 5 6 Additional statutory authorization / agency funding for rotations or experiential programs, to increase the number of people able to meet qualifications for next level 1 2 3 4 5 6 Additional statutory / agency funding for professional development training or experiential programs to increase number of leaders willing to take on new, more difficult roles 1 2 3 4 5 6 Other next Question Title * 4. What ideas do you have for topics, initiatives (White House, Congressional), specific partners, etc that EWG could feasibly support in the near term so that we could get maximum benefit out of our limited resources? next Question Title * 5. We are interested in hearing your views! What did we miss that you’d wished we’d included or asked? next Question Title * 6. Please explain "Other" if selected above and identify the question number. next Question Title * 7. How may we contact you? next THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING EWG!