Maggie Feldman-Piltch is the Founder of #NatSecGirlSquad, a social impact consulting company and professional development community for people committed to competent diversity in national security and defense. #NSGS occupies both a macro and a micro-niche in the space, providing technical assistance to federal agencies and mission-driven organizations on recruiting, retaining, and supporting a diverse workforce, while reinforcing confidence among individual members through events, programming, and coordinated networks of support. On average, more than 15,000 people per month engage #NatSecGirlSquad.
Previously, Maggie led American Security Project’s US-Cuba Program, including its 2017 Track II Dialogue between retired senior American military officers and their active duty counterparts in Havana. She built ASP’s Women in Security Leadership Initiative (WiSe), the organization’s weekly podcast series “What’s Next?,” and launched the Business Council for American Security while simultaneously supporting the CEO, Board, and Consensus for American Security.
Maggie earned degrees from both Wesleyan University and Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service Security Studies Program. She is also a professional opera singer, earning her Advanced Diploma in opera performance from The Levine School of Music’s partnership with the Royal Academy of Music.