06Jul The New IC: Empowering Women & Engaging Men Symposium

The New IC: Empowering Women & Engaging Men Symposium

Registration for the Thursday, July 9 session, 'How Diversity and Inclusion Drive Innovation,' is closed. 
If you already registered...Keep an eye out! We will email you a link each day that can be used to access that afternoon's program. This email will arrive ONE HOUR before the program starts.

Program Outlook

Join more than 1000 of your colleagues for inspiring keynotes, engaging TED-talk style ignite rounds, and lively panel discussions with a stacked line-up of all-star speakers! Attendees will hear the personal stories of women and men who have built successful careers and are working to create diverse, inclusive work environments grounded in mutual respect.

Dual Keynotes (Monday, July 6 | 2:00 pm ET)

Speakers will share their personal experiences, describe challenges facing women and men in today's IC, and discuss what it will take to be tomorrow's intelligence leaders. A second keynote speaker will be announced soon!

Women as Mentors (Tuesday, July 7 | 2:00 pm ET)

This insightful panel will not only highlight the value of women-to-women mentorship but also the value that women bring to all mentoring relationships in the workplace. Panelists will share their experiences with challenging the gendered idea of mentorship and provide examples of workable tools for incorporating mentoring best practices into an organization.

Ignite Rounds (Wednesday, July 8 | 2:00 pm ET)

Done in the style of TED Talks, each speaker will give a short presentation focused on the unique power of women with an opportunity for audience members to engage in a Q&A at the end.

How Diversity and Inclusion Drive Innovation (Thursday, July 9 | 2:00 pm ET)

According to a Forbes report “Diversity is a key driver of innovation and is a critical component of being successful on a global scale.” Panelists will discuss the ways a diversity strategy can profoundly impact your organization's culture and bottom line. From fostering a neurodiverse workforce to creating diversity & inclusion strategic goals, you will hear how some of our community's top leaders are attracting top talent, increasing creativity, and driving innovative breakthroughs.

Sisterhood of Spies (Friday, July 10 | 4:30 pm ET)

This panel of women from across the Intelligence Community have come forward to discuss their careers, what they’ve learned from breaking down barriers, and their hope for a future intelligence community that thrives on diversity.

Program Details

This event is ONLINE ONLY. 

Dates & Times

  • Monday, July 6 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
  • Tuesday, July 7 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
  • Wednesday, July 8 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
  • Thursday, July 9 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
  • Friday, July 10 | 4:30 - 5:30 pm ET

Media Policy
This event is open to the press. Contact [email protected] for more information.

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