The past two years have seen unprecedented amounts of local-level innovation, as cities raced to set up testing and vaccine clinics, protect workers and businesses, and keep vulnerable residents fed.
These efforts, which were built on more than a decade of critical investments Bloomberg Philanthropies has made to strengthen and spread public-sector innovation, are now sparking even bolder and more ambitious solutions as cities begin to turn more attention toward recovery. With many of the boldest initiatives, it’s women in local government who are leading the charge.
As we observe Women’s History Month, we spoke with women across the Bloomberg Cities network to learn more about their envelope-pushing work, how they’re using key innovation tools—including experimentation, resident engagement, collaboration, data, and bold leadership—to drive these efforts, and what other cities might learn from their work. Here are their stories.
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