Annual Summit and Leadership Symposiums

Each year, at the AUSA Annual Meeting at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., the Army Women’s Foundation brings together experts on defense, economic, political, health, and social issues that affect soldiers, particularly women soldiers. We’ve examined and celebrated the changing military missions and roles of Army women, the challenges they face transitioning back to civilian life, and their resiliency in handling both.

We look forward to continuing the dialog necessary for supporting strong soldiers and families.

2023 Annual Leadership Symposium at AUSA

With a theme of “Be All You Can Be,” the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Leadership Symposium will highlight how Army women are innovating and adapting to operate in an evolving and complex world. From recruiting, retention, and talent management, to training and mentoring the force for a multidomain fight.

2022 Annual Leadership Symposium

The U.S. Army Women’s Foundation presented a dynamic symposium highlighting senior Army women’s talents, resiliency, and capabilities, presenting a wide range of leadership experiences. Our theme for this year’s program was “Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow – Army Women Telling Their Stories.” In this leadership symposium, four senior Army leaders answered questions about military experience, leadership, advice, and opportunities in the Army.

2021 Annual Leadership Symposium

AUSA 2021 is here, and we are ready to go forward with our U.S. Army Women’s Leadership Symposium highlighting our theme, “Honoring Army Women: Connecting With the Past, Empowering the Future.”  Our event is scheduled for  Monday, October 11, 2021, in Room 202B, Washington Convention Center.

Our Agenda:

1:00 Pre-Show  – Screening of clips from PBS Docu-Series, “American Veterans”
BG Anne F. Macdonald, President, U.S. Army Women’s Foundation
The Honorable Christine E. Wormuth 
The Secretary of the United States Army 
TRIBUTE to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion
COL Edna C. Cummings, United States Army, Retired United States Army Reserve Ambassador, Maryland
Lead/Moderator BG Hope C. Rampy, United States Army The Adjutant General of the United States Army, United States Army Human Resources Command; Commanding General, United States Army Physical Disability Agency; Executive Dir, Military Postal Service Agency
PANEL #1 “Coaching for Transition Success: Honor, Empower, Connect,” Moderated by BG Hope C. Rampy, US Army
Dr. LaShanda Cobbs, Colonel, Retired, USA; Vice President of Client Services Account Management, OptumServe
Ms. Seda Goff, Director, Senior Director, PenFed Foundation’s Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program
Mr. Michael Quinn, Army Veteran; CEO, HireMilitary 
Ms. Ellen White, Army Veteran; Director of Programming, The Command Purpose Foundation Army Transition Representative
PANEL #2 “Why I Served,” Moderated by CSM Donna Brock, US Army, Retired
Major General Mari K. Eder, US Army, Retired
Major General Linda Singh, US Army, Retired
Colonel Nickey Knighton, US Army, Retired

2020 Annual Leadership Symposium

AUSA 2020 has gone virtual!  AUSA will present a dynamic virtual conference designed to deliver the Army’s key messages, highlighting the capabilities of Army organizations, and presenting a wide range of industry products and services.

2019 Leadership Symposium

Celebrating 50 Years of the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation: The Past, The Present, and The Future. Founded in July 1969, the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation celebrates 50 years of service as a non-profit organization to create public interest in the United States Army by honoring, empowering, and connecting Army women, Veterans, Army civilians, and their families.
This year at AUSA, our symposium highlighted the history, dedication, and determination of the 6888th Central Directory Postal Battalion, the first all-women,  multi-ethnic unit with predominantly Black with  Puerto Rican and Mexican members, who deployed and served in the European Theater of Operations.

2018 Annual Summit

The Army Women’s Foundation Presents the 10th Annual Summit and Hall of Fame Reception

2017 Annual Summit

The Army Women’s Foundation Presents Free Summit to Equip, Empower & Engage Army Women

2016 Annual Summit

A Summit on Healthcare, Hiring, and Housing

2015 Annual Summit

Leadership and Political Empowerment

2014 Annual Summit

Army Women: Resilient & Ready

2013 Annual Summit

Symposium and Hall of Fame Luncheon

2012 Annual Summit

Transition Symposium and Hall of Fame Luncheon

2011 Annual Summit

Annual Symposium

2010 Annual Summit

Transition Symposium

2009 Annual Summit

Inaugural Symposium and Luncheon