Women In AFCEA

AFCEA offers resources to help women advance their careers through leadership development, education, events and networking. Women who participate in AFCEA activities and events gain new skills, engage with mentors and make lasting connections that help them bust through stereotypes and excel in cyber, defence, intelligence and homeland security disciplines and related technical areas.

AFCEA actively works to increase the number of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions through its Women in AFCEA initiatives and panel discussions that occur throughout the year. 

SIGNAL Media, the official media of AFCEA, has an online series on successful women in STEM, which was awarded an APEX writing excellence award, and SIGNAL continues to report on and cover topics that support this intiative. 

 Women in Cyber Panels are popular sessions at the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium (DCOS) in Baltimore, Maryland, at TechNet Augusta in Augusta, Georgia, and at TechNet Asia Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Women's Appreciation Event is held in conjunction with AFCEA/USNI WEST in San Diego.

Find out where you will find your role in AFCEA from some of the examples of our current women leaders shown below:

Build the Next Generation

Be part of the solution and choose to help mentor future women leaders in academia, government, military and industry. (MORE...)

 

 

 

 

Events

The Women in AFCEA program offers special networking opportunities throughout the year, including the Women in AFCEA appreciation event each winter in San Diego. (MORE...)

 

 

 

 

Education

Life-long learning is crucial to staying on top in technical fields and to improve leadership capabilities. AFCEA encourages women educators to join our efforts in mentoring and offering internship opportunities to  talented women who are majoring in a STEM-related field. We also offer discounts on educational programs and offer continuing education credits at many of our events. (MORE...)

 

 

Make a Difference

Join the discussion with AFCEA regarding why more females are not entering the workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. (MORE...)

 

 

 

 

Leadership Development

To broaden your career horizons, you must expand your personal and professional connections. Women In AFCEA helps you build and maintain business relationships with government and industry leaders. (MORE...)

 

 

 

 

Career Opportunities

AFCEA provides opportunities for women at various stages of their career. AFCEA members learn, mentor and support those in the global security community during chapter and international meetings and conferences. Women in AFCEA Testimonials  (MORE...)

 

 

 

Participation

Surveys indicate that STEM-related majors and careers continue to be male dominant. Women in AFCEA offers several leadership and mentoring activities to support and encourage women to delve into the science, technology, engineering and math fields to change the demographic landscape for future generations. If you are a Women in AFCEA, we encourage you to share lessons learned, accomplishments and words of wisdom throughout the organization.  Fill out a Women in AFCEA speaker form to be a contributor, keynote or panel member at AFCEA conferences and events held worldwide.   (MORE...)

Training

For those women not educated in STEM fields, employers need to offer retraining options in order to entice those with the proper aptitudes to switch careers.   AFCEA members also enjoy benefits on Continuing Education credits. (MORE...)

 

 

 

 

Busting Stereotypes

Unintentional stereotyping can have a huge impact starting as early as the lower grade school levels and continuing on throughout a women's career.  “A teacher’s power to influence can extinguish a girl’s elementary school dream of becoming a rocket scientist or help it to flourish,” according to the National Education Association, citing a study by the National Bureau of Economic Research. (MORE...)

 

 

Encouraging Women in STEM

How can AFCEA help to encourage women to study STEM subjects in school, pick a career in a STEM field, and stay in that career? AFCEA International President and CEO Lt. Gen. Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.): “It is imperative that the entire AFCEA community be proactive in providing incentives and support for women pursuing opportunities in the science technology, engineering and math fields. We are dedicated to promoting the importance of women in STEM through our events, our chapters and across our strong volunteer base.”  (MORE...)

Awards

Women in AFCEA is a sub-category in the AFCEA International awards program. Winners are honored and celebrated at an AFCEA International conference and highlighted in SIGNAL magazine.  (MORE...)

 

 

 

PAST EVENTS:

Women's Appreciation Event at WEST 2016

Women's Appreciation Event at WEST 2015

Women in AFCEA: Risk to Results - Fall 2014

Women's Appreciation Event at WEST 2014

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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