About Us

Who we are

Founded in 1973, Executive Women in Government is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization comprised of Federal Government women executives. Members prepare, promote, and support women for senior leadership positions in the Federal Government and the military through networking, shared knowledge and experience, and mentoring.

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

About us

Our History

Executive Women in Government was founded in 1973 by the Honorable Barbara Franklin and other high-ranking government Women.

“We, the women in government who were really concerned about the advancement of women, began having meetings.  I was then serving in the White House and was able to arrange meetings there, first in the Roosevelt Room, then as our numbers grew, in larger venues.  After I left the White House we wanted to keep meeting, so we formed Executive Women in Government in 1973 and created by-laws in 1974.  The level of camaraderie and support was astounding.  For us EWG was an anchor, a place to come to share experiences, support one another, and make life-long friendships.”
— Honorable Barbara Hackman Franklin

Who Makes up EWG?

EWG Officers

Paige Atkins


Ms. Atkins is a federal executive with over 33 years of experience spanning multiple federal agencies as well as industry and academia.  She has served in various senior leadership and engineering positions in diverse areas such as wireless systems and spectrum management, cyber security, and leading the development and execution of resourcing strategies, business practices and strategic alliances for DOD and civilian agencies.  Ms. Atkins currently leads spectrum management efforts for the Executive Branch as the Associate Administrator, Office of Spectrum Management (OSM), within the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

Quan M. Boatman

Vice President

Ms. Boatman is currently a National Account Manager with the General Services Administration (GSA) and has over 15 years of experience in procurement and supply chain management.  Prior to GSA, Ms. Boatman held various procurement related positions with other federal government agencies like FEMA, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), state government’s Virginia Information Technology Agency (VITA), as well with private sector industries in healthcare, banking, and manufacturing.  Over her career, Ms. Boatman has been responsible for successfully implementing cost reduction and business process improvement strategies for global and geographically-separated organizations.  In these positions, she achieved significant results in eliminating waste or redundancies, streamlining business processes, and enhancing overall organizational efficiencies, which resulted in improved organizational and budget management.

Tanya Everett


A former active duty U.S. Marine, author for a national magazine, volunteer coach, mentor, and current federal senior leader with over 20 years of service to our nation, Tanya Everett generates exceptional growth and drives transformational advances through strategic vision, asset maximization, and operational excellence.  As the Human Resources Officer for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Department of the Treasury, Tanya is responsible for enterprise-wide policy and oversight in all areas of human capital management, including employment and staffing, compensation, benefits, executive resources, succession planning, labor and employee relations, workforce development, performance management, diversity management, and other human capital functions.  Tanya currently resides in Virginia with her husband, Adam, and six children.

Jean Francis


Dr. Jean D. Francis is an expert in organizational behavior, organizational development, organizational design, leadership development, team building, motivation, human resources management, and career development. Dr. Francis currently serves as an adjunct professor with American Public University Systems/American Military University.

Kim M. Berns

Past President

Ms. Berns is a federal executive that has devoted her career as a leader in Land Conservation.  Kim has over 30 years of experience spanning five federal agencies as well as the private sector.  Ms. Berns spent much of her career in the western states but currently serves as the Director of Easement Programs at the National Headquarters for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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