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Executive Women in Government 14th Annual Leadership Summit

March, 2020


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Executive Women in Government (EWG) was founded in 1973 by the Honorable Barbara Franklin and other high-ranking government Women as a nonprofit, 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.

“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

Looking Back…

Past Events


EWG Networking Event – Cultivating Relationships for Advancement, Success, and Achievement

Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)
Washington, DC

“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” — Dolly Parton

We are excited about our inaugural EWG networking event for the 2018 – 2019 program year. We hope you can join us for an exceptional evening of networking with past, present, and future mentors and proteges in EWG’s flagship Mentoring Program.

Our host location for this event, the DACOR Bacon House, provides the perfect setting for an evening filled with conversation and connection. […] Read more


EWG 2018-2019 Officer Swearing-In Ceremony

Annually during July, EWG honors newly elected board members with a swearing-in ceremony and reception.

The swearing-in ceremony and reception brings together Federal Government women executives, proteges, and guests in celebration and recognition of leadership within EWG.  The reception also serves as a networking event, bringing together the Board and Committee Chairs, membership, proteges, and valued partners.

Join us in welcoming the incoming 2018-2019 EWG term officers:

President: Patrina Clark

Vice President: Deborah Leben

Secretary: Jennifer Holtz

Treasurer: Cynthia Morgan

The ceremony is scheduled for July 18, 2018 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the Dacor Bacon House in Washington, D.C.  Tickets are free and […] Read more

Executive Women in Government—45th Anniversary Celebration

In honor of the
Forty-fifth anniversary of the founding of
Executive Women in Government (EWG)

EWG President Paige Atkins and the Board
cordially invite you to celebrate this monumental occasion
at the Women for Military Service for America Memorial
on Tuesday, the Fifth of June, Two Thousand and Eighteen


Come celebrate the legacy of EWG’s past, present, and future
with an evening of Dynamic Speakers, Powerful Networking,
Passed Hors d’oeuvres, and a Commemorative Gift. 

You can also tour the Gallery exhibits honoring women in the military.



Reception Begins:  4:30pm

Program Begins:    5:45pm



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Executive Women in Government (EWG) – Membership Meeting

Members Only Event – Please respond to EWGmembershipchair@gmail.com if you can attend the tour and the meeting (Non-members can join at the door)

May 2, 2018
Tour of Science and Engineering Hall 3:13 – 3:45

Science and Engineering Hall (SEH),  The SEH is a state-of-the-art research facility right in the nation’s capital. We are gold LEED certified; here’s more information about the building itself. (https://seh.gwu.edu/about-science-and-engineering-hall) At GW, we rank 5th in the country for graduating the highest percentage of women with undergraduate engineering and computer science degrees. The building has been a game changer for GW in terms of attracting […] Read more


Bold Leadership: Courage, Resiliency, and Strategic Thinking

This Women’s History Month event highlights the tenets of
effective leadership, while also allowing the audience to engage
with prominent federal women executives and non-profit
organizations dedicated to advancement and advocacy of federal
women executives and senior leaders. […] Read more


Last Chance! 2017 Distinguished Presidentials Rank Award Recipients Executive Panel

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. […] Read more

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