Women’s Leadership Symposium to address diversity and inclusion

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BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – Air Force Global Strike Command will hold its third annual Women’s Leadership Symposium virtually Sept. 1-2, to enable an interactive dialogue discussing retention, purposeful resources and leadership methods addressing women’s challenges in the workplace, while creating new mentorship and networking opportunities.

This year’s symposium focuses on fostering inclusiveness and diversity within the command, in order to attract and retain Airmen across the Air Force.

Virtual attendees from across the command’s eight Air Force bases and two numbered Air Forces will have the opportunity to participate in interactive breakout sessions and panels which will provide Airmen valuable perspectives and leadership approaches.

Keynote speaker for the event is Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass, the 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. Bass is the first woman and the first person of Asian-American descent to become the service’s highest-ranking enlisted member.

The symposium was originally scheduled for March, but delayed due to COVID-19.