Upcoming Programs & Events

  • 30 JUNE 2022

    Business Education as a Pathway to Leadership in the Private Sector - Featuring USC Master of Business for Veterans (MBV)

    Register to attend the upcoming Veterans Pursuing Business Education Webinar on 30 June, 2022 @ 1:00pm EST.

    This topic is best suited for military service members and veterans interested in learning more about graduate business education and the USC MBV program. There is no cost to attend.

    Discover insights on how graduate business education can enhance your career trajectory by capitalizing on the leadership skill sets gained while in the military to include:

    o Advice about transitioning or pivoting to a new career, what to expect, and how best to prepare.

    o Tips to evaluate and navigate different education opportunities to find a fit that best suits your needs.

    o How the MBV program leverages existing leadership skills gained through military service by offering a specially designed one-year business degree for military service members and Veterans.

    o Lessons learned and insider tips from MBV alumni about the MBV application process and how best to translate and effectively convey your military skills and experiences to craft a competitive business school application.

    Register Now for this Virtual Event!

  • 21 JUL 2022

    Real Estate Investing: Leveraging the VA Loan and Alternative Financing Strategies to Build and Grow Your Portfolio (featuring Paramount Bank)

    Whether just getting started in real estate investing or adding to a portfolio of multiple properties, one thing is certain: you’ll need financing. The financing strategies you use can make a huge difference in how efficiently you build and grow your real estate investments. In a sea of information and finance offerings (that may not be easy to qualify for), understanding how to access and efficiently use available tools and resources will play a critical role in the way you approach building your rea

    This webinar will help you discover:
    1) VA Loan Features & Benefits – Details on the What, Why, When, and How
    2) VA Loan Entitlement – Who Qualifies
    3) Specific Scenarios on How to Leverage the VA Loan for Real Estate Investing
    4) Alternative (non-VA Loan) Financing Strategies
    5) Paramount Bank’s commitment to the military community, VA Loan expertise and Veteran focused commercial products

    This topic is best suited for Military Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses. There is not cost to attend.

    Participants of the Webinar Series have the opportunity to submit their profiles into the Professional Profile Directory (PPD). The Professional Profile Directory 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. Military men joining this webinar are also welcome to submit their profiles.

    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. The PPD is an optional resource if you are interested in seeking new career opportunities.

    Register Now for this Virtual Event!

    21 JUL 2022

  • 8 SEP 2022

    Career Opportunities at Leidos

    This webinar will help you discover:

    1) Leidos’ Operation MVP (Military Veteran Program) and its standing as an industry leader in hiring and supporting Veterans and Military Spouses through career transition.
    2) An overview of Leidos and its key lines of business: Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security, Civil, and Health.
    3) The Innovations Center: the technology-driven core of Leidos that finds solutions to the toughest scientific and engineering problems for customers.
    4) The variety of roles that exist nationally and internationally and ways to apply your talents to career opportunities available at Leidos.
    5) Tips and advice for navigating the hiring process.

    This topic is best suited for Military Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses. There is no cost to attend.

    Company Description: Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. www.leidos.com

    Register Now for this Virtual Event!

  • 13 OCT 2022

    Webinar (featuring Travelers)

    13 OCT 2022

  • 15 DEC 2022

    Diverse Careers in the Healthcare Industry (featuring Johnson & Johnson)

  • 13 APR 2023

    ANNUAL CAREER COACHING WORKSHOP 9:00-4:00pm EST

    Keynotes, Professional Development Workshops and Networking Opportunities.  In person event at George Mason University. Includes Cocktail Reception 4:00p-6:00p. Save the Date!

    13 APR 2023

  • 14 APRIL 2023

    OFFICER WOMEN LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM 9:00a-4:00p EST

    Features Keynotes, Panel Discussions, and Workshops.  In person event at George Mason University. Includes Cocktail Reception 13 April 4:00-6:00p EST. Save the Date!

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 2022 OWLS was held as a hybrid event on 26-27 April at George Mason University in 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 2022 Career Workshop was held as a hybrid event on 26 April at George Mason University in 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 2022 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 2022, 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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