The Sea Services Leadership Association Presents:

The 33rd Annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium (JWLS)

Illuminating Our Leaders: Today, Tomorrow & Beyond

August 31 and September 1, 2021


The 2021 Annual SSLA Career Transitioning Seminar

September 2, 2021

2021 Registration Fees

Full Conference: $450

August 31: Breakfast, awards luncheon, exhibits, afternoon break, networking reception, and access to all education content

September 1: Breakfast, lunch, exhibits, afternoon break and access to service specific programming

*Full conference attendees have the option to attend the Transitioning Seminar on September 2nd complimentary.

Awards Luncheon Only: $65

August 31: Access to the awards luncheon only. Does not include access to education content.

Single Day-Career and Transitioning Seminar Only: $75

September 2: Networking breakfast, lunch, exhibits and access to education content.


Norfolk Waterside Marriott
235 E Main St
Norfolk, VA 23510

Standard Room Type: $96++

Deadline to book: Friday, August 27th, 2021

Make your reservation: Norfolk, Virginia Waterside Hotel | Norfolk Waterside Marriott

For more information on what the hotel is doing to keep visitors safe please visit:

Attendees of the conference are not required to stay at the host hotel. However, SSLA has secured a small block of rooms at a discounted rate to accommodate those attendees wishing to stay at the host hotel.

Other hotel rates nearby for comparison (please note rates are pending availability):
Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown
$96.00 plus tax
Courtyard by Marriott Norfolk Downtown
$96.00 plus tax
Residence Inn by Marriott Norfolk Downtown
$96.00 plus tax

About JWLS

JWLS Impact

In 2018, over 83 percent of the participants agreed that JWLS impacted their attitudes towards continuing their military service.

"Before attending JWLS I was struggling with my place within my organization and if I wanted to continue my service. After attending and hearing what some of these powerful, successful women had to say, it reminded me of my purpose and why I joined in the first place."

JWLS 2018 Attendee

Highlights from JWLS 2019

Click below to view all the 300+ photos from the 2019 event on Flickr!

Links and Downloads

Click below to download the PDF version of the above flyer!

We Won the Gold!

Click this button to see the Stevie website announcement of our win for "Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Events & Observances"