Officer Women Leadership Symposium Announced, Open for Registration

Story Number: NNS190204-15Release Date: 2/4/2019 2:31:00 PM
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From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The 2019 Officer Women Leadership Symposium (OWLS) hosted by AcademyWomen is scheduled to be conducted at the Arlington Women’s Memorial in Arlington, Virginia on April 24-25, 2019.

AcademyWomen's mission is a “leadership and professional development organization that empowers aspiring, current and past women military leaders through mentoring, training, and growth opportunities to impact positive change locally, nationally, and globally.”

This year's symposium theme is “Leading Innovation and Change in a New Era.”

Symposium approval has been authorized for Navy Total Force participation.

The Navy will sponsor registrations for 50 personnel to attend the two-day symposium only; any additional events must be funded by the individual. Navy sponsor must attend both days of the symposium. Funded registrations will be provided on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Funding for attendees' travel must be covered by individual commands if approved for non-local attendee.   Travel costs shall not exceed $2,000 per attendee.  The deadline for requesting a Navy-Funded registration is March 24, 2019.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for those in attendance.  Non-provided meals must be purchased by the attendee.  The uniform will be Service Khakis, Business Casual Attire is optional.


For more information concerning 2019 Officer Women Leadership Symposium (OWLS) scheduled events visit

To request a funded registration please email Lt. Christina Johns,, subject line: “2019 OWLS Registration Request.”

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