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AcademyWomen Marks Women's History Month by Hosting a Career Workshop and Sponsoring the Officer Women Leadership Symposium for All Female Military Officers, Senior Enlisted and Veterans 3-5 April at the Women's Memorial in Arlington, Virginia

ARLINGTON, Va., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AcademyWomen's Women in Transition Career Coaching Workshop is an event focused on helping military women transition to meaningful civilian careers. Addressing the high unemployment rate among veterans and research confirming a period of 7 years for women to fully transition to civilian careers, this event provides an empowering setting with workshops focused on finding your fit among career options, resume writing, negotiation skills and an opportunity to network with military-friendly companies and meet inspiring role models to include Erin Conaton - former United States Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness who previously served as Under Secretary of the Air Force,  Amy Hopkins - Director of Strategy and Analysis for Business and Advanced Systems Development at Northrop Grumman Corporation, Gina Lundy - Vice President for Pixia's Government Relations and Strategic Communications, Kathleen Reilly - Director at Raytheon, Debra Wada - Professional Staff for House Armed Services Committee.

Immediately following the Career Coaching Workshop, the Officer Women Leadership Symposium (OWLS) kicks off with panel discussions, keynotes, and workshops focused on the theme of "Lead In: Breaking Barriers to Success" speaking to overcoming the barriers women face that prevent them from reaching their full potential in the workplace.  Speakers include Tammy Duckworth - war veteran and Congresswoman, VADM Michelle Howard – Deputy CNO for Operations, Plans and Strategy, LtGen Bruce Wright – Retired Air Force Officer, MGen Mari Eder – Retired Army Officer, LtGen Judy Fedder – Deputy Chief of Staff Logistics, Installations, and Mission Support, BrigGen Wilma Vaught – Retired Air Force Officer and Founder of Women's Memorial, Christina Juhasz – CIO women's World Banking, among others. Details and registration are at http://www.academywomen.org and www.militaryowls.org

AcademyWomen is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2003 as a leadership and professional development organization supporting all current, former and future women military officers to achieve their highest potential as leaders. Visit www.AcademyWomen.org for more information. AcademyWomen membership and events are open to all who support the organization's mission. Please direct questions to Aida Spalding at aida@academywomen.org.

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Aida Spalding
Event Manager
Officer Women Leadership Symposium (OWLS) powered by AcademyWomen
Phone: 703-819-3549
aida@academywomen.org
www.academywomen.org

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