The Joint Women's Leadership Symposium (JWLS) is open to Active, Reserve and Retired Military service members from all service branches, DoD Civilians, the National Guard, NOAA and our international allies.
The Symposium is planned and executed by the Sea Services Leadership Association (SSLA).
JWLS traditionally rotates between fleet concentration areas and has been held in Washington D.C., Norfolk, VA and San Diego, CA over past years.
JWLS attendance ranges in size from 900-1500 attendees dependent on the hosting location and regularly has representatives from various allied countries, including Canada, Australia, Denmark, Sweden, South Korea, and more in attendance.
In past years, several speeches and panels were televised live by prominent media outlets, including C-SPAN.
The Symposium is the largest gathering of military women in the nation and has been recognized as the premier professional and personal development conference for women in the military.
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."
Highlights from JWLS 2019
Click below to view all the 300+ photos from the 2019 event on Flickr!