American Society for Public Administration -
Section for Women in Public Administration
 

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Joan Fiss Bishop, Chair, 1971-73

 

The Section for Women in Public Administration (SWPA) is one of the largest and most active sections of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), the preeminent national leader for advancing the field of public administration and improving the public service. SWPA is organization of women and men who work together to support and recognize women at all levels of the public sector.

SWPA was formally recognized on July 15, 1984 when the ASPA National Council granted it permanent status. SWPA’s predecessor organization within ASPA was the National Committee on Women in Public Administration founded in 1971 by Joan Fiss Bishop (left) who led a group of women public administrators in seeking to raise the role and recognition of women in the profession. In the intervening years, eleven women with their roots in SWPA have served as ASPA National President. 

 

 
 
   

 

 

 

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