Women Leaders in Congress: Senior Congressional Staff

October 22, 2021 3:00 PM

Join us for this inspiring and important conversation with women at the pinnacle of leadership in Congress. We will learn from these three incredible women who have served in top leadership positions in the Legislative Branch related to national security about career navigation, succeeding as a leader on the Hill, and reflections on how gender has impacted their careers.

Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH, 2011-2017) and Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI, 2018-present) will provide opening remarks. Then we will kick off our panel with Wyndee Parker, Liz King and Jen Stewart, moderated by Shelly Stoneman.

We could not have produced this webinar without the wonderful support of our sponsor, BAE Systems!


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Kelly Ayotte

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

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

  • Staff Director (Majority), Senate Armed Services Committee
  • Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs
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Wyndee Parker

  • National Security Adviser to the Speaker of the House
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Jen Stewart

  • Senior Vice President, WestExec
  • Former Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense
  • Former National Security Adviser to the Speaker of the House


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Shelly Stoneman

  • Senior Vice President for Government Relations, BAE Systems, Inc.
  • Former Special Assistant to the President for White House Legislative Affairs