On Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m., the National Archives hosts the Sixth Annual McGowan Forum on Women in Leadership.
This year’s special program focuses on women in military leadership and explores changes that have taken place in the roles, opportunities, expectations and obstacles for women in military leadership positions.
A distinguished panel of experts will discuss their personal journeys and share advice for young women entering the field.
Moderated by Gale S. Pollock, Major General, U.S. Army (Retired), CRNA, FACHE, FAAN, and former Acting Surgeon General, panelists include Carol Mutter, Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired); Christine S. Hunter, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired); Sandra A. Gregory, Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force (Retired); Clara Adams-Ender, Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Retired); and Gina S. Farrisee, U.S. Army Major General (Retired).
This public program is free and no registration is required. It will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.
This program is presented in partnership with the Women’s Forum of Washington, DC, and the Military Officers Association of America, and is generously supported by the Foundation for the National Archives and the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc.
Image: “Lt.(jg.) Harriet Ida Pickens and Ens. Frances Wills, first Negro Waves to be commissioned. They were members of the final graduating class at Naval Reserve Midshipmen’s School (WR) Northampton, MA,” 12/21/1944, Record Group 80, ARC 520670.
The United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve was established 69 years ago in 1943.
Marine Sergeant Grace L. Wyman practices aerial photography at the United States Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point in the southern U.S. state of North Carolina. Aerial photography is one of the many important jobs taken over by women Marines to free men for combat duty. The United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve will celebrate its second anniversary on February 13, 1945. 01/23/1945