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Women In Government FY24 Calendar of Events

We are excited to announce our dates for upcoming events & topics.
Women in Government Affinity Group

We’re thrilled to unveil our 2023-2024 schedule! Join us in the Women In Government Affinity Group for an exhilarating journey alongside accomplished leaders, experts, and trailblazers as they generously share their priceless insights and strategies for success. WIG has thoughtfully arranged monthly gatherings, set to take place on Sunday afternoons at 5:00 pm ET (4 pm CT, 3 pm MT, and 2 pm PT). Don’t miss out!

  • August 27 –  Advancing women in STEM leadership: Strategies for achieving career growth.
  • September 17 -” Practicing Mindfulness – A Way to Cope with Stress and Reduce Bias” with Guest Speaker Lynn Koerbel, MPH. Lynn is an Assistant Director of MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Teacher Training & Curricula Development at Brown University.

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(Lynn Koerbel, Assistant Director, Brown University)

  • November 26Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Sharing Stories and experiences of successful women in government with Guest Speaker Rebecca Diviney, City Engineer in Denton, Texas.   
  • January 28 – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) – Addressing the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion in the workplace and its impact on product development and design with Guest Speaker June Choi, Product Inclusion & Equity for Google Workspace

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(June Choi, Product Inclusion & Equity for Google Workspace)

  • February 25 – CyberSecurity with Guest Speaker Carolina Nino-Vargas. Carolina has a background with the DOD and is currently a Solutions Engineer at SNYK, where she has been working in Latin America to expand the adoption of application security tools while providing training and awareness to both security and developer teams alike.

Carolina Nino-Vargas headshot.

(Carolina Nino-Vargas, Solutions Engineer at SNYK)

  • March 24Emerging Technologies: Exploring the latest advancements in technology and discussing their potential impact on government sectors and policies.
  • April 28 – Effective Communication & Leadership Skills: Enhancing communication skills, negotiation techniques, and leadership development for women in government roles.
  • June 9 – SWE volunteer opportunities, benefits as well as the End of (Fiscal) Year Celebration

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  • Jenni Dalzell

    Jennifer Dalzell is a Technical Assistant for the Division of Radiological Safety and Security for the Region III office of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Division, including budgeting, tracking of work and metrics, and training for staff, in addition to supporting inspections and licensing reviews. Jennifer joined the Agency in 2007 in the Nuclear Safety Professional Development Program, where she completed qualifications to be a Resident Inspector. Prior to starting her position as a Technical Assistant, Jennifer served as an Incident Response Specialist, was an inspector for spent nuclear fuel dry cask storage, and a license reviewer for materials licensees. In addition to her technical work, Jennifer has volunteered for the last 10 years for her Agency’s Federal Women’s Program Advisory Committee, including serving as the group’s secretary for 2 years. In recognition for her dedication and outstanding service as a champion for diversity, Jennifer received a Meritorious Service Award and Federal Women’s Program Advisory Committee EEO awards in 2020. Jennifer has volunteered with SWE Chicago for the last 3 years, serving as both the VP of Membership and the Secretary. In 2022, she became the co-lead for the Women in Government Affinity Group and in 2023 is the Business and Interests AG Work Group Lead-Elect.

  • Jenna Lynn Henderson

    Jenna Lynn Henderson, PE, PMP (she/hers) is a results-driven professional with a fervent commitment to empowering women, advocating for accessibility, and driving excellence in engineering and technology. As the National Co-Lead for the Women in Government Affinity Group at the Society of Women Engineers, Jenna spearheads strategic initiatives aimed at creating a supportive and inclusive community for women in the public sector. She conducts engagement surveys, orchestrates impactful marketing campaigns, and hosts networking events, fostering an environment where women can thrive and leave a significant impact on their careers. Jenna has excelled in a staff augmentation role for municipal departments across the U.S. and as a Project Manager on Civil Engineering Projects. In both roles, she optimized departmental efficiency, streamlined workflows, and prioritized employee growth and development. Additionally, Jenna serves as a member of the City of Fort Worth Mayor’s Committee on Persons with Disabilities, as a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Accessibility Subcommittee. In this capacity, she actively advocates for the inclusion of all individuals and collaborates with stakeholders to identify barriers and develop strategies for improvement, ensuring equal opportunities for all. Jenna holds a Master’s of Science in Technology Leadership from Brown University, where she received recognition for her Master’s work on the application of Artificial Intelligence for Infrastructure Assessments. She further enhanced her leadership expertise with a Certificate in Global Leadership, Innovation & Technology from Madrid’s IE Business School, her completion of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Training Program and the Certificate in Leadership Development for Engineers from Rice University. Her strong foundation in engineering was laid at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering with Latin Honors of Magna Cum Laude.