Women’s Equality Day

August 24, 2017

In recognition of the 77th Anniversary of Women’s Equality Day, today I had the honor of participating as a speaker for “Breaking Down Barriers and Igniting a Path,” a dynamic discussion presented by Federally Employed Women, NWDC Chapter, at the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. 

The purpose of this event was to guide attendees toward fulfilling leadership roles in the FBI agency. In addition, attendees gained access to resources to encourage them to invest in themselves and to develop professionally. 

This program was Webcast to approximately 30,000 FBI employees in all 52 field offices. 

Speakers included: Andrea T. Martin, an “out of the box” speaker, coach and life discovery expert; Sasha Cohen O’Connell, former FBI executive, and current Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Practice; and myself. 

The keynote speaker was Margaret Johnson, daughter of Katherine Johnson, who was an intricate part of “Hidden Figures,” the hit movie based on the untold story of African American women at NASA.