Webinar on USG Political Appointments

The Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS), of which I am a proud member, is hosting a series of webinars on surviving the political appointment process within the U.S. government.

Session 1: Introduction and Overview / High-Level Perspective
Monday, August 24 at 3pm ET/12pm PT

Register here.

The kick off event features the following speakers:

  • Dina Powell McCormick, Partner & Managing Committee, Goldman Sachs
    • Former Deputy National Security Advisor and Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel
  • Ambassador Wendy Sherman, Director, Center for Public Leadership and Professor of Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School
    • Former Under Secretary of State of State for Political Affairs and Acting Deputy Secretary of State
  • Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Distinguished Professor of the Practice at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Nunn School of International Affairs
    • Former Deputy Secretary of Energy and former White House Coordinator for Defense Policy, Countering WMD, and Arms Control
  • Ambassador Eileen Donahoe (Moderator)Executive Director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center
    • Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva

This event is the first in a six-part series preparing women to navigate the political appointments process. Future events:


Session 2: Political Appointment 101: Process and Organizations
Week of Aug 31-Sept 4


Session 3: Ambassadorships
Week of Sept 7-11


Session 4: Vetting, Forms and Ethics: Preparing Now to be Successful Later
Week of Sept 14-18

Session 5: The Senate Confirmation Process: It’s Not Over Until It’s Over
Week of Sept 21-25

Session 6: Race, Racism, Intersectionality and Political Appointment
Week of Sept 28-Oct 2

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