EVENTS at WID-GLAC
We create engaging forums where members can explore possibility and discover opportunity. Join us at an upcoming professional development seminar, networking event, or informal happy hour gathering.
Leading, Learning, and Launching: Innovative Women in Military Space
June 2, 2021
You don't want to miss this evening with two amazing officers from the US space force!
Please join us for an evening with Col. Erin Gulden, Senior Materiel Leader, Atlas V and Delta IV Divison Launch Enterprise at Los Angelels Air Force Base and Lt. Col. Ryan Rose, Materiel Leader and Chief, Small Launch and Targets Division Launch Enterprise at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico.
Virtual Speaker Series - Virginia Suveiu, Esq., Chief Safeguard Office, Balance to Success
February 4, 2021
CMMC discussion for 2021 & beyond..
Please join us for a CMMC overview from the legal perspective and a Q&A session afterward! There are lots of new career opportunities in cybersecurity and compliance!
Virginia A. Suveiu, Esq., Chief Safeguard Officer at Balance to Success, is a California attorney and educator. She is currently editing a handbook on Risk Management and the Law for Routledge. Virginia is a mediator and arbitrator for the International Chamber of Commerce, the Orange County Bar Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. She is on the Board of Directors of the National Contract Management Association-Orange County. She is affiliated with and has been invited to speak to professional organizations on business law-related issues. She is an active member of the State Bar of California and admitted to the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Virginia has held numerous positions in academia, including founding dean and professor, as well as an instructor and content developer for UC Irvine, from where she was given the Distinguished Instructor Award.
Virtual Speaker Series - Antoinette Balta, Executive Director, Veterans Legal Institute
November 19, 2020
Antoinette Balta is WID-GLAC’s recipient of our 2020 Service to the Flag award for the community category.
Ms. Balta is the Executive Director and a Co-Founder of the Veterans Legal Institute (VLI). VLI provides pro bono legal assistance to homeless, at risk, disabled and low income current and former service members to eradicate barriers to housing, healthcare, education, and employment and foster self-sufficiency. Since co-founding the Veterans Legal Institute in 2014, over 6,000 local low income veterans have benefitted from free legal services.
Her innovation moves our chapter, and we are proud to celebrate her accomplishments and support her continued success as a community leader and voice for the heroes of our United States.
Please join us for a celebration of Ms. Balta's accomplishments, to listen to her remarks, and for a Q&A session afterward!
Virtual Speaker Series - Shelli Brunswick, COO Space Foundation
August 20, 2020
Shelli Brunswick brings a broad perspective and deep vision of the journey and opportunities available to women - from traditional higher education to the US Air Force and her current roles as COO and executive leader of the Center for Innovation and Education at Space Foundation; chair of Women in Aerospace (WIA); host for the annual Women's Global Gathering; and as a 2020 UN Space4Women mentor.
The lack of diversity in the space technology workforce has become a systemic problem. Women and minorities are an untapped demographic and resource. With our daily lives increasingly reliant on space-based technologies, it is imperative to provide women with awareness, access, training, connections, and mentoring for the expanse of workforce and economic opportunities available.
Shelli's focus for 2020 is workforce development and economic opportunity initiatives at Space Foundation. For the $424B global space economy to reach the forecasted $1-3T value by 2040, it will require new strategies and approaches to address the workforce shortage, skills deficit, and innovation gaps that presently exist. Today, every country, community, and citizen are connected to space. As such, the growing space economy presents extraordinary opportunities for women that span every avenue of interest.
Virtual Speaker Series - Dr. Claire Leon, Ph D., Director, Systems Engineering & Engineering Management, Loyola Marymount University
May 6, 2020