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 excel in cyber, defense, intelligence and homeland security disciplines and related technical areas.
Women in Cyber Leadership Panels are popular sessions at the TechNet Cyber symposium in Baltimore, Maryland, at TechNet Augusta in Augusta, Georgia, and at TechNet Indo Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. Each panel is followed by a Women in AFCEA reception.
Our annual Women's Appreciation Event is held in conjunction with AFCEA/USNI WEST. WEST attendees enjoy networking with senior leaders in their community; followed by either a keynote speaker or fireside chat, and ending with presentation of the women’s appreciation awards.
Meet, engage and collaborate with a variety of professionals, including officers and enlisted personnel, academia, civilian government and industry as an individual member of AFCEA. Attend events and become involved with one of the many chapters worldwide.
Women in the Workforce, A Journey in STEM features panel and keynote discussions that are invaluable for early- to mid-career women. The topics delve into issues such as why many girls distance themselves from educational paths that can lead to successful careers in STEM fields. The most recent event featured successful women in the STEM fields discussing the challenges experienced by girls and women throughout grade school, college and early career. A networking reception follows the discussions.
Several AFCEA members each year are honored with the Women's Appreciation Awards for what they have done to elevate women in their network/workplace/professional community. The awards are presented at the Women's Appreciation Event each year during WEST in San Diego.
Women may hold leadership and managerial roles within the association, its board, committees and chapters. Becoming involved at either the local chapter level or the AFCEA International level helps build skills and creates new opportunities.
SIGNAL Media offers in-depth, relevant news in the cyber, communications and information technology realms of the defense, intelligence and global security communities. Members receive SIGNAL Magazine monthly in print, digital or both formats, based on their preference.
The opportunity to establish and advance Women in AFCEA enabled me to grow as a leader, directly motivating me to take risks at work and create new innovative capabilities
AFCEA has allowed me to expand my network, give back to the community and grow my career. If you are looking for lifetime relationships and connections while giving back to your community, AFCEA is the place for you!