FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (January 26, 2021)

LCWINS to host webinar on leadership and leading in a new administration

The Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS) will host a panel on Wednesday, January 27 at 2 pm on how to set an agenda for change when taking a leadership position in the new administration. All speakers served in top national security positions in the Obama administration from day one and can share from their experience. 

The prestigious roster includes:

  • Mona Sutphen, Senior Advisor, The Vistria Group
  • Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy
  • Heather Samuelson, General Counsel, National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • Former Chief Counsel, Clinton-Kaine Transition & State Department White House Liaison, White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy
  • Shelly Stoneman, Vice President for Executive Branch and International Government Relations, BAE Systems, Inc.
  • Former Special Assistant to the President for White House Legislative Affairs
  • Rosa Brooks, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center
  • Former Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

This forum is the second of five webinars with leading national security women throughout the first few months of 2021. These webinars address issues of import to women in national security. They are in keeping with LCWINS’ advocacy on behalf of gender equity within the national security arena.

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The Leadership Council for Women in National Security improves national security by ensuring that women, in all their diversity, have equal space at the policy-making table. LCWINS is an organization of women and allies from across the political spectrum working to advance gender inclusion at the highest levels of the U.S. national security and foreign policy workforce. LCWINS is fiscally sponsored by the Pacific Council on International Policy, a 501(c)(3).

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