Setting a New National Security Agenda for Congress

April 12, 2021 11:00 AM


During this session, Algene Sajery will moderate a conversation between Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH, 2004-2009) and Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI, 2019-present) about how to set an agenda in Congress, with a focus on national security issues. They will also reflect on their personal experiences navigating Capitol Hill as a woman with national security expertise and on the leadership challenges women face in these high-profile roles. We are grateful for BAE Systems as the sponsor for this webinar!

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Dina Powell McCormick

Kelly Ayotte

  • Member of the Board of Directors, BAE Systems
  • Former United States Senator (R-NH, 2011-2017)
Dina Powell McCormick

Elissa Slotkin

  • United States Representative (D-MI, 8th District) since 2019
  • Former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (2015-2017)


Dina Powell McCormick

Algene Sajery

  • Vice President, Office of External Affairs & Head, Global Gender Equity Initiatives, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
  • Former Democratic Policy Director, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Creator, Producer and Host: The Minority Leaders Podcast (
  • Moderating in her personal capacity