Women Inspired to SErve (WISE): Share Your Map

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  • 3/25/2021 6:00 – 7:30 PM EDT
  • Event Type : Webinar
    Event Code : 1WIS


“Share Your Map”: Join WID and its partners on Thursday, March 25, 2021, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm EDT for a Fireside Chat led by two of America’s most accomplished national security leaders. This 60-minute kick-off event for Women Inspired to SErve (WISE) features the Honorable Michèle Flournoy and the Honorable Ellen Lord sharing practical career advice. They will then join other defense leaders for a series of small-group networking sessions for students. Student leaders from Women In International Security and Girl Security will serve as the event moderators.

Women Inspired to SErve (WISE) Concept Overview

The Women Inspired to SErve (WISE) series seeks to increase the participation and involvement of women and diverse voices in the academic and professional world of international security. Focused on undergraduate and graduate students studying national and global security, the WISE series fosters a dynamic community of women preparing to serve in the international security arena by featuring an extensive range of career paths, professional development, and networking opportunities throughout government, industry, and academia. A combination of online and in-person programming inspires and supports the next generation of women leaders through tailored workshops, keynote speakers, panel sessions, and group discussions.

Partner Organizations

Girl Security
Girl Security
Girl Security is a non-profit that works to close the gender gap in national security by engaging girls and gender minorities through learning, training, and mentoring support. Through specialized programming designed with women national security experts, child and adolescent mental health professionals, and girls, Girl Security equips individuals with key concepts, frameworks, and insights to provide a strong foundational understanding of the national security field, while also empowering them to challenge the existing norms that have long-defined the national security field. Girl Security believes that empowering girls and marginalized genders will be the most transformative advancement of the 21st century. With mentors and mentees in over 25 states and 3 countries, mentorship is open to girls and marginalized genders 14-26 and for those who seek to become mentors, there is no age limit.

The Notre Dame International Security Center

The Notre Dame International Security Center

Established in 2008, The Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC) provides a forum where leading scholars in national security studies from Notre Dame and elsewhere come together to explore some of the most pressing issues in national security policy. The center, led by Professor Michael Desch, provides a bridge between Notre Dame and the broader National Security community, including the Pentagon and other government organizations. Visit ndisc.nd.edu/about for more information.

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Women In Defense

Women In Defense (WID) strengthens the defense industrial base and workforce by promoting programming that creates and enhances opportunities for women, increasing diversity within the defense community. WID’s twofold mission focuses on empowering women currently working in defense and encouraging talented young women to pursue careers in national security. Membership is open to women and men whose primary professional activities impact the national security of the United States and its partners and allies. WID’s 20 Chapters include members from defense companies; all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces; government; academia; think tanks; associations; and professional services. Active military and government employees receive complimentary membership. Visit WomenInDefense.net for more information.

Women In International Security

Women In International Security

Women In International Security (WIIS) is the premier organization in the world dedicated to advancing the leadership and professional development of women in the field of international peace and security. Founded in 1987, WIIS (pronounced “wise”) sponsors leadership training, mentoring, and networking programs as well as substantive events focused on current policy problems. WIIS also supports research projects and policy engagement initiatives on critical international security issues, including the nexus between gender and security. Visit wiisglobal.org and youtube.com/watch?v=JRzRflUyHXw for more information.

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Kimberly Williams
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