Upcoming Programs & Events

Officer Women Leadership Symposium (OWLS)

The Officer Women Leadership Symposium (OWLS) convenes women leaders in the military and veteran community, experts, innovators, and thought leaders to explore emerging trends, strengthen skills, and transform observations into actionable insights to lead positive change.

The OWLS will be held as a hybrid event in April at George Mason University, Mason Square Campus in Arlington, Virginia.

Career Coaching Workshop (CCW)

The Career Coaching Workshop is designed to assist military officer and senior enlisted women in making successful career transitions after their military service.  Additionally, veteran women and degreed military spouses who are interested in improving their career success are encouraged to attend.

The Career Workshop will be held as a hybrid event in April at George Mason University, Mason Square Campus in Arlington, Virginia.

Distinguished Speakers Series (DSS)

The Distinguished Speakers Series (DSS) are short, deep-dive events that are held in partnership with institutions of higher learning and organizations committed to furthering diversity, equity & inclusion, critical thinking, innovative problem-solving, strong leadership, and the exploration of particularly important and timely topics related to women and girls.

Professional Profile Directory (PPD)

Professional Profile Directory: If you are in the midst of career transition or considering a career change, please include your profile in the 2023 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 monthly 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.  The PPD is open to men, women, and military spouses of all ranks.

For 2023, some events will be hosted both virtually and in person (as hybrid events) to enable participants to connect with one another and engage with speakers for inspiration, mentorship, and networking.

Be Featured in an OWLS TALK!
As part of our Mini-OWLS series, we are inviting you to share your story as a TED Talk in the OWLS Talks – Celebrate Her Voice: Untold Stories of Military Women Campaign.  Submit your story in the form of a five-minute audio clip, a short written summary, and select photos. Your submission will be reviewed by a committee of military, veteran, and community leaders on  the topic aligning with one of the Mini-OWLS themes listed above.  At each of the Mini-OWLS events, we will announce and feature the top three selected stories from our nationwide search with a total of nine stories featured throughout the year.  All stories will be archived with the Military Women’s Memorial.

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Sponsorships or Donations

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