The Executive Women in Government (EWG) 2020 Leadership Summit

On Thursday, March 12, the Executive Women in Government (EWG) 2020 Leadership Summit will bring together professional women in government for a day of extraordinary speakers, enlightening panels, and networking opportunities. This year’s event will unfold at a very special location in the D.C. area, the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at the Arlington National Cemetery.

With a theme of “The Power of Persistence,” the event will offer unique educational, mentoring, and networking opportunities for current and aspiring SES members and senior leaders. Prominent public sector leaders will be on hand to inspire the crowds and attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an exchange of professional ideas. The overall focus of the summit will be on the power of persistence, keys to success, and empowering women in the workforce.

The itinerary for the EWG 2020 Leadership Summit is as follows:

8–8:30 a.m. Registration, Networking, Breakfast, Sponsor Exhibits

8:30–8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks: Ellen McClain, EWG President

8:45–9:15 a.m. Opening Keynote: Beth Hannan, The Arbinger Institute

9:15–10:30 a.m. Panel Session I: Personal Branding

Moderator: Cindy Morgan

Panelists: Carole Stizza, Relevant Insight Coaching

George Worrell, George Worrell Style LLC

Annette Harris, President & Founder of ShowUp!

10:30–11 a.m. Networking and Exhibitor Visits

11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Panel II: Keys to Success

Moderator: Ellen McClain

Panelists: Patricia Cogswell, Acting Deputy Administrator (Transportation Security Administration)

Susan Gibson, Inspector General for the National Reconnaissance Office

Lynne Platt, former U.S. Consul General Vancouver (Department of State)

Beth Shaw, YogaFit President & Founder

12:15–1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15–1:45 p.m. Luncheon Keynote: E. Anne Sandel, Executive Director, Office of Naval Research

1:45–2:15 p.m. Networking and Exhibitor Visits

2:15–3:30 p.m. Panel III: Crowd Lifting

Moderator: Deborah Leben

Panelists: Liz Reinert, Executive Director of Suited for Change

Laura Klein, Pro Bono Program Manager (DOJ)

Marguerete Luter, Member, Board of Directors, Women in Technology

Desiree Tucker-Sorini, Director of AmeriCorps VISTA, The
Corporation for National Community Service

3:30–4 p.m. Afternoon Keynote: Dr. Mamie Parker, M.A. Parker & Associates (former Assistant Director of Fisheries and Habitat Conservation at

the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

4–5:15 p.m. Panel IV: Connecting

Moderator: Carla Gammon

Panelists: Portia Wu, Director, Workforce Policy at Microsoft (former Assistant Secretary of Labor)

Jennifer Sellers, President, The Training Connection

Anita Grant, Asian American Government Executive Network

Shoshana Grove, CEO International Bridge (former Secretary and Chief Administrative Officer in the Office of Secretary & Administration for the Postal Regulatory Commission)

5:15–5:25 p.m. Closing remarks: Kathy Kraninger, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

5:25­–5:30 p.m. Summit Wrap-Up and Call to Action

5:30 – 7 p.m. Networking Cocktail Social

At the event, Suited for Change will be the featured nonprofit organization. Suited for Change is Washington DC area’s leading nonprofit for women who need professional attire, mentoring assistance, and job readiness education. EWG will show its support for Suited for Change by accepting professional outfit donations or monetary contributions to benefit the organization.

Tickets for the 2020 EWG Leadership Summit are now available online. The cost is $125 for members and $175 for nonmembers, plus processing fees.

Purchase your tickets today for this extraordinary day filled with inspirational speeches, informative topics, and the opportunity to network with other executive women in government.

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