With a view to cultivating future women leaders, I launched the "Ready for Women Fellowship".
Every year, my office selects women with an interest in public service to work at City Hall for several months. The fellows, who are paid, join high-level meetings, work on short-term projects, and have access to the inner workings of City Hall. Two fellows from the first three cohorts subsequently joined my staff.
The application period for the 2018 Ready for Women Fellowship will open in May.