AFCEA International Chapter News
CENTRAL MARYLAND CHAPTER CHAPTER - Apr 04, 2019

Annual Women in Intelligence Group Event a Success

"A remarkable and inspiring experience" were the words used by one attendee at the WIIG In A Minute conference, which took place in April. WIIG In A Minute is one of the signature events held by the Women In Intelligence Group, and its purpose is to foster information sharing via conversational mentorship circles. Each circle is hosted by a subject-matter mentor, who imparts expert insight quickly and candidly while attendees freely engage via Q&A and networking. The event at BrainTrust Holdings was well attended, and Denise Desien, WIIG president, BDTI, along with Shana Cosgrove, event chair, Nyla Technology Solutions, facilitated activities with the help of several other outstanding volunteers: Margot Blackard, SRC Technologies; Maria Booker, Booker DiMaio LLC; and Ceil Paul, BrainTrust Holdings. This year's mentors brought esteemed insight from a variety of different perspectives and continued the evolution of the event with the addition of the category, Business Strategy - Ask Me Anything. Mentors hailed from both government and contracting communities, technical and non-technical perspectives, and represented both large and small business interests. The mentors included Lisa Auld, senior program manager, Praxis Engineering (Key Area - Program Management); Tori Boats, trusted advisor, speaker, Leidos (Key Area - Business Strategy, Ask Me Anything); Linda Drake, director of business development, BAE (Key Area - Business Development); Jami Kirkwood, founder, Automation Career Consultants (ACC) (Key Area - Recruiting); Janelle Romano, senior National Security Agency civilian (Key Area - Engineering); and Jenny Smith, director, Raytheon (Key Area - Executive Leadership).

Event Photographs:

The April event was true to form, and the take-aways were numerous and heartfelt by those who attended.
The April event was true to form, and the take-aways were numerous and heartfelt by those who attended.
The WIIG In A Minute Planning Team and WIIG In A Minute Mentors pose for a photo with representatives from host BrainTrust at the April event.
The WIIG In A Minute Planning Team and WIIG In A Minute Mentors pose for a photo with representatives from host BrainTrust at the April event.

For more details regarding this event contact:
David Fries
301-490-4299

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