“The Power Within You”

28th Annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium – August 22-23, 2019

"Building Bridges, Changing Cultures"

DAY ONE – ALL ATTENDEES
0800 – 0810 National Anthem & Color Guard

National Anthem Singer: Command Master Chief Cindy Baker, USN
Color Guard: Military District of Washington
Invocation: Chaplain Countess C. Cooper, USAF

0810 – 0820 Welcome

JWLS Co-Chair: Captain Martha LaGuardia Kotite, USCG (Ret.)

0820 – 0830 Welcome Video

Representative Julia Brownley (D-CA), Chair of Women Veterans Task Force
Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Chair of Servicewomen and Women Veterans Congressional Caucus

0835 – 0855 Keynote Speaker

Deborah Lee James, 23rd Secretary of the Air Force

0900 – 0955 On the Frontline: Changing Culture

Moderator: Hope Hodge Seck, Editor Military.com
Panelists: Lieutenant Colonel Zeb Beasley, USMC
Corporal Adrianna E. Compton, USMC
Sergeant Monica Carl, USMC
Commander Nan Silverman-Wise, USCG
Yeoman Cynthia Carter, USCG

1000 – 1055 International Women’s Panel

Moderator: Susan Davis, Susan Davis International
Denmark: Captain Stine Christensen
Sweden: Commander Jenny Ström
Australia: Captain Robyn Sampson

1055 – 1105 Intro to Breakouts
1105 – 1125 Break
1125 – 1140 Network Time in Breakout Rooms
1140 – 1230 BREAKOUT SESSION ONE

Room 145AB Breakout 1 Leadership: The Pursuit of Confidence
Speaker: Dr. Karen Walker, USMC
Author of Leading With My Ponytail: Why Can’t I Wear Pink and Be President?

Room 150AB Breakout 2 Understanding PTSD in Military Women
Moderator: Chaunte Hall, USAF
Panelists: Ryan Kules, USA (Ret.), Wounded Warrior Project
Dr. Monique D. Walker, Family Therapist at DC Veterans Center
Dr. Amy Street, Deputy Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the
National Center for PTSD

Room 151AB Breakout 3 Rising Athenas, Male Allies and the Power of Inclusive Mentorship
Speaker: W. Brad Johnson-Co-Author Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women
Speaker: David G. Smith Co-Author Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women

Room 152AB Breakout 4 Ask & Tell
Moderator: Commander Rosie Goscinski, USN
Panelists: Alisha Guffey, USA
Major General Tammy Smith, USA
Trish King, USA (Ret.)
Lani Cale-Jones, USCG (Ret.)

1245-1335 Break

DAY TWO – WHOLE DAY SESSIONS BY UNIFORMED SERVICE: ARMY, AIR FORCE, NAVY, MARINES AND COAST GUARD

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