Why Women Successfully Lead Phoenix Fire and Police

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Leisha DeHart-Davis

Leisha DeHart-Davis is an Albert and Gladys Coates Distinguished Associate Professor of Public Administration in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government. She studies workplace dynamics, including employee voice and empowerment, organizational structure, diversity and gender in public organizations. Her book, Creating Effective Rules in Public Sector Organizations, is forthcoming from Georgetown University Press in 2017. She holds a PhD in public policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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This Governing Magazine article discuss the factors that have enabled women to rise through the ranks in the City of Phoenix, particularly public safety: more positive attitudes towards pregnancy and a rapidly growing city that is open to change.

 

 

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