OWLS Events – Academy Women's Officer Women Leadership Symposium and Career Coaching Workshop


The 2020 Career Workshop and Officer Women Leadership Symposium (OWLS) will be held 4-6 NOV 2020 in partnership with the USC Marshall School of Business, Master of Business for Veterans (MBV) program.  The 2020 events will be held in Los Angeles, CA on the campus of USC.  The 2021 events will be held 13-15 APR 2021 in Arlington, VA at the Women’s Memorial. Mark your calendars and plan to join us there.


If you are in the midst of career transition or considering a career change, please include your profile in the 2020 Professional Profile Directory (PPD). The PPD features the highly sought-after skills, talents and leadership competencies of current and former military officer women, senior enlisted women and degreed military spouses in career transition. This directory will be shared with AcademyWomen partners who may be able to facilitate hiring, a group that includes a wide array of top-caliber corporate, nonprofit and government entities.  If you would like to include your profile in the Directory, please do so by clicking here.

Watch For Additional 2020 Registration Information Coming Soon!

*see note below regarding event seating

Officer Women Leadership Symposium (OWLS)

5 – 6 NOVEMBER 2020 | Los Angeles, CA

The Officer Women Leadership Symposium (OWLS)provides military women the opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues and to grow professionally and personally through keynote messages, workshops and panel discussions. Our distinguished speakers are leaders from the military, public and private sectors who offer their support and personal advice. Participants will have tremendous opportunities for mentorship, while connecting with veteran and current military women at every level of leadership and from every military branch of service.

Veteran and current military officer and senior enlisted women (E7+), women officers-in-training, and all supporters of the OWLS are encouraged to attend.

The Career Coaching Workshop

4 NOVEMBER  2020 | Los Angeles, CA

The Career Coaching Workshop is a full day designed to assist military officer and senior enlisted women in making successful career transitions after their military service, as well as veteran officer women and degreed military spouses who are considering a career change and interested in improving their career success. The Career Workshop includes a job fair, interactive professional development workshops and small group discussions led by career coaches, industry experts and top-caliber, military friendly employers interested in meeting and hiring women leaders from the military community.

Network directly with military friendly companies interested in meeting and hiring phenomenal women leaders like you!

Event Seating

*The 2020 Career Workshop and Officer Women Leadership Symposium (OWLS) will be hosted at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. We choose this location because of its significance to who we are and all that we represent as a professional community. Since we want to offer the OWLS 2020 event experience in a setting that matches the power of our purpose, we have planned to optimize the limited space in the Memorial to accommodate as many attendees as possible. Although we have creatively found a way to host up to 500 attendees, unfortunately we know we will still need to limit attendance. We know your 2020 event experience will be fantastic and it may change based on where you choose to sit and the order of your registration.

Seating at the event will be on a first come, first served basis. When the event opens, participants may choose to sit in the Auditorium with the speakers or select to enjoy the program in the Gallery, where you will be seated at a table of 10 in an inspirational setting of high ceilings and natural light. Both the Auditorium and Gallery will have advantages and we appreciate your flexibility with program seating.

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Sponsorships or Donations

If you would like to become an event sponsor, please contact us at sponsorship@academywomen.org. To make a donation in support of our mission, please do so here.

AcademyWomen is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with Employer ID number: 42-1697594 and DLN number: 17053174001016. Please confer with your tax advisor to determine your level of deduction.

2020 Event Sponsors