About Us

Who we are

It has been an amazing 6 months since I was sworn in as the President of Executive Women in Government (EWG).  We have a fantastic group of EWG Officers, Board members and volunteers who have dedicated themselves to re-invigorating EWG through an active schedule of meaningful and relevant events – a wide variety of opportunities to learn, network, and enjoy. 

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Prepare, promote, support and mentor women for senior leadership positions in the Federal Government. Build a powerful network to share experiences, to enhance professional relationships, and to increase understanding among women executives in the Federal Government. Motivate women leaders in the federal government to contribute to effective succession planning by creating a mentoring culture within their sphere of influence.

Advocate for the advancement of women in senior leadership positions in the Federal Government, to include taking a public position on issues related to the purposes and goals of the organization; Provide an opportunity to become better acquainted with other professional women in an atmosphere conducive to the constructive exchange of professional ideas; and encourage by collective example and action, interest and participation in public service by other women.

EWG President Paige Atkins

What’s Happening at EWG?

Our Events

Last Chance! 2017 Distinguished Presidential Rank Award Recipients Executive Panel

February 23, 2018

The Executive Women in Government (EWG) cordially invite you to attend a panel discussion among 2017 Distinguished Presidential Rank Award recipients as they share their remarkable accomplishments as federal senior executives, the highest-ranking members of the government’s civil service.

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Looking Back…

Past Events

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Holiday Tea at the Ritz with Executive Women in Government!

(December 12th)

Join us for the timeless ritual of Holiday Tea with the Executive Women in Government (EWG) on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 from 3 – 5:30 p.m. Partake in a vibrant afternoon of festivities, executive conversation, networking and delicious tea. Treat a prospective EWG member to this enduring tradition honored in a luxurious setting while being pampered with the legendary Ritz-Carlton service.

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New York Times Best Selling Author & Highly Acclaimed Speaker, Deborah Tannen

Special Event (November 13th)

Executive Women in Government (EWG) is very pleased to have Deborah Tannen speak with EWG and share her inside knowledge on Women’s patterns of communication and miscommunication that affects friendships at different stages of women’s lives. Her stories are both entertaining and factual , based on her interviews with over 80 women from 90-97.

2017-2018 EWG Mentoring Program Dynamic Mentoring Connections

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 3:00-5:30pm (14 proteges, 13 mentors, 1 PC)

This key session, facilitated by TTCs Kathy Wentworth Drahosz, is the first opportunity for matched participants to come together in a formal training environment to discuss launching their mentoring partnership.  The Dynamic Mentoring Connections session engages mentors and protégés in a series of career development discussions designed to allow partners time to plan their strategies, and to begin to practice and apply mentoring skills to their relationships.  The 2017-2018 EWG Mentoring Program cohort received practical, easy-to-use mentoring guides (along with the DISC Behavioral Assessment and the Workplace Values Report) for use during the training program, and for on-going career counseling and career planning.

EWG President Paige Atkins and Marilyn Quagliotti opened the session with welcome remarks and thank-yous, and the session was facilitated by The Training Connection’s Founder and President, Kathy Wentworth Drahosz.

2017-2018 EWG Mentoring Program Dynamic Mentoring Orientation

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:00-5:00pm (14 proteges, 16 mentors, 1 PC)

The EWG 2017-2018 Mentoring Program cohort came together at the Women’s Memorial to participate in the Dynamic Mentoring Connections – a session designed to acquaint mentors and protégés with the benefits of mentoring and explains how the mentoring program is structured.  It also gives participants the opportunity to understand program expectations, and to learn how to identify and select a mentoring partner.  A special feature of the Orientation was a speed mentoring event.  Speed mentoring gives mentors and protégés an opportunity to introduce themselves and learn more about each other before making their mentoring selections.

EWG President Paige Atkins and Marilyn Quagliotti opened the session with welcome remarks and thank-yous, and the session was facilitated by The Training Connection’s Founder and President, Kathy Wentworth Drahosz.

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Women’s Leadership for Career and Fun (Overview)

(October 2017)

Attendees were inspired by Commissioner Dye as she discussed her career as an executive through changes in each Administration. Commissioner Dye imparted many actionable and practical tools of leadership and engagement. One of her lifelong recommendations is to build friendships, expand your network and to treat others well.

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Who Makes up EWG?

Member Highlight

EWG members represent all branches of the federal government, including current employees, those retired from the federal service, current and former political appointees, and former federal employees who are now in the non-profit and corporate sectors.

EWG means new professional contacts, new friends, and new insights helpful to your professional growth and business. Through EWG, professional women are reaching beyond, learning anew, and finding the ideas and opportunities they need to grow and advance in the new millennium.

What’s Happening at EWG?

Our News

EWG Mentoring Program Mid-Point Evaluation

EWG Mentoring Program Mid-Point Evaluation

The Executive Women in Government (EWG) Mentoring Program has been carefully designed to help women who…

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