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  • The City Club of Washington, DC 555 13th Street NW, Columbia Square, Washington, DC 20004 (map)
  • 555 13th Street NW Columbia Square
  • Washington, DC
  • United States

Since the passage of the Pendleton Act of 1883, it has been a fundamental value of civil service to draw from all segments of society, and the first woman to be appointed to the U.S. Civil Service was Treasury Department employee Mary Hoyt in September of 1883.

Now over a century later, diversity of experience and perspective in government continue to flourish.  Women in the public sector have played pivotal roles in moving toward a more open, innovative, and responsive government.

This panel will discuss the path to successfully maintain a workforce that reflects gender-diversity and the attributes that make both men and women successful in information technology fields in the Federal workforce today.

Learning objectives:

  • Detail factors that contribute to government’s leadership over industry in employing women in technology leadership.

  • Review attributes such as collaboration and teamwork where gender diversity enhances results.

  • Delineate common barriers to diversity in STEM-related careers and OPM’s programs to overcome workforce inequality.

This event is on the record: AFFIRM is a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). There are 1.25 PDUs available for this program.

METRO CENTER (Red, Orange, Silver, Blue Lines)

Columbia Square Parking Garage is the 3rd opening (on the left just before Subway Cafe awning). There is a brass sign that says "Columbia Square" The loading dock is the 2nd (middle) opening. Take the elevator up to the concourse level to enter the City Club. Columbia Square is also known as the Hogan and Lovells Building.



Renee P. Wynn, Chief Information Officer, NASA; Click here for Renee’s bio


Terryne F. Murphy, Deputy CIO, Department of Commerce (DOC); Click here for Terryne’s Bio


Dr. Pamela McCauley, Program Director, Computer Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate, Division of Computer and Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS), National Science Foundation; Click here for Dr. McCauley’s bio

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Melinda Rogers, Deputy Chief Information Officer at the Department of Justice. In this role, Melinda focuses on the day-to-day operations of OCIO, including the planning, policy formulation, and coordination of mission activities, directing of technology and business process integration, and the implementation of hardware, software, security, and related policies and processes to support information technology across DOJ. Before her position as Deputy CIO, Melinda served as Director for Cybersecurity Services and DOJ’s Chief Information Security Officer. Prior to DOJ, Melinda served as an Assistant Vice President for Equifax’s Fraud Prevention and Identity Verification Solutions, and held various positions at Procter & Gamble and NationsBank. She holds an MBA from Emory University and a Bachelor’s in Economics from George Mason University.


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Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, News Team at Federal News Network. Mike Causey’s daily column, the Federal Report, offers a unique take on the latest news affecting federal employees’ pay, benefits and retirement. Mike also covers these topics during his weekly radio show, Your Turn, that airs Wednesdays at 10 a.m. (EST).

Registration: 11:30am
Luncheon: 11:50am
Program: 12:15pm
Adjourn: 1:30pm

Registration Costs:
Government & Academia employees: Complimentary
AFFIRM Sustaining Partners: $70.00
Industry Non-members: $110.00
Onsite registration: $10.00 surcharge.