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Professional and leadership development symposium is largest gathering of military women in the country.

Washington, D.C. – The Sea Service Leadership Association (SSLA) is hosting its 28th annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium, the largest gathering of military women worldwide. The two-day symposium will be held June 11-12, 2015 at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside in San Diego, CA and will feature some of the nation’s most prominent female military leaders, as well as various presentations, including:

  • Effective Leadership: The “Self Developed” Leader
  • Leadership Super Power
  • Inspiring Leaders: A model for inspiring yourself and others everyday
  • Mapping Your Financial Future

In addition to keynote speakers, spotlights, and professional development sessions, the two-day event will feature the highly anticipated Female Leaders Panel, which includes influential female service members from all service branches, as well as the Joint Leadership Awards Luncheon on Thursday, June 11.

What: 28th Annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium: Progress and Possibilities: Embrace our Future Now!

When: Thursday, June 11 at 8:30am- 7:30pm PST

Where: Wyndham San Diego Bayside

1355 North Harbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92101

Who:

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and Author of the New York Times best seller Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield and The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

Vice Admiral William Moran, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education)                       

Vice Admiral Thomas S. Rowden, Commander, Naval Surface Forces/ Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Tanya Biank, Author behind Lifetime TV’s “Army Wives” and “Undaunted: The Real Story of America’s Servicewomen in Today’s Military.”

CAPT Jonathan S. Spaner, Sector Commander San Diego,

ADM Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard

Why: The 28th Annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium: Progress and Possibilities: Embrace our Future Now will focus on opportunities for women in the military while exploring options for the future. The Symposium exemplifies SSLA’s proud tradition of providing exceptional professional and personal development resources for women in the military and remains an invaluable tool for networking, mentoring, education and leadership development.

On Friday, June 12, the Symposium continues with an early morning yoga session at the County of San Diego Recreational Park, followed by a keynote session hosted by AAFMAA on financial planning before participants are grouped by service branch for a day focused on specific issues facing individual military services, including: Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

What: 28th Annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium: Progress and Possibilities: Embrace our Future Now!

When: Friday, June 12 at 6:00am- 5:00pm PST

Where: 

Wyndham San Diego Bayside

1355 North Harbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92101

Who:

MG Gwendolyn Bingham, TACOM Commander

Mr. David Brinkley, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff G3/5/7, HQ TRADOC

LTG Mary Legere, DCS G2

SPAR, Ms. Vivian McRae

BG Michael J. Meese, USA, Ret., PhD, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary

AAFMAA

BG Tammy Smith, US Army Reserve Deputy Chief of Staff

CAPT Jonathan S. Spaner, Sector Commander San Diego

ADM Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant of the Coast Guard

Vice Admiral Nanette M. DeRenzi, 42nd Judge Advocate General of the Navy

Vice Admiral Jan Tighe, Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/ U.S. 10th Fleet

Rear Admiral Elaine C. Wagner, Deputy Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Wounded, Ill and Injured

To RSVP, receive more information, and place interview requests, please contact Nicole Tieman, 202-414-0799, ntieman@susandavis.com.

About SSLA:

Established in 1978, SSLA is the only non-profit, non-political organization recognized by the United States Sea Services dedicated to providing professional development through networking, education, and mentorship of women from the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.