Darniece Shirley -- an actuary at the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking in Washington, D.C., and a member of AFSCME District Council 20 -- created “AFSCME for Newbies,” an electronic guide to the union that members received as soon as they got their jobs. Social workerLaura Butler (right) created a Next Wave Leadership Academy for AFSCME Council 3. And Dr. Rhonda Wallace coordinated AFSCME Council 67’s first regional Women’s Conference. The three DC-area union members – alumni of AFSCME Women’s Leadership Academy – shared their stories of leadership last week at AFSCME’s headquarters during Women’s History Month. “One thing we’ve learned through the Women’s Leadership Academy,” said AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride, who introduced the speakers, “is that folks develop basic skills not just in the classroom but also by doing the work and by taking action with your co-workers in your local, and through mentoring.” Click here to read more.
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