Bethesda Emerging Leaders
Professional Development Series
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM ET
Virtual Format - Zoom for Government
Registration Fees
AFCEA Member:
Standard: $25
AFCEA Non-Member:
Standard: $30
*Reserved for current government and active duty military – excludes government contractors.
This event is not open to the press.

AFCEA Bethesda Emerging Leaders ProDev:
Women in Leadership: Lead Like a Woman

Themed based on books by well-known authors, our ProDev: Women in Leadership panels focus on topic areas similar to the books after which they are named.

During this year’s panel discussion for women in leadership, we will be discussing the challenges and successes of being a woman in leadership in the Federal Government. We will dig into what it means to be a female leader in a male-dominated industry.

Our first panel, titled “Dare to Lead” after the book by Brené Brown will focus on how we, as women, use our voice to work through challenges, speak our mind, and speak up to be heard.

Our second panel, titled “This Is How We Rise” after the book by Claudia Chan, will focus on the rise to leadership and what that means. We hope to foster a strong conversation about rising into leadership positions, what got us there, and how we continue to move forward despite challenges and difficulties.


Wednesday, February 23, 2022
5:30 PM - 5:35 PMOpening Remarks

Jennifer Dougherty, Emerging Leaders President & Maddy Leto, Emerging Leaders Pro Dev Chair

5:35 PM - 6:30 PMOpening Panel: Dare to Lead

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6:30 PM - 6:35 PMIntroduction of Closing Panel 
6:35 PM - 7:20 PMClosing Panel: How We Rise

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7:20 PM - 7:25 PMClosing Remarks

Addison Foudray Emerging Leaders, VP of Programs