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Women in Federal Careers

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The UNC Area Studies Centers are jointly sponsoring a conversation on women in federal careers.  This panel highlights women who have held or currently hold positions of leadership working for our country. They will talk about their careers, provide advice to others looking to enter US government service, consider the challenges specific to women in government leadership, and also discuss the strengths that women have brought to federal careers and the benefits that await them.

The panelists are a distinguished and diverse group of leaders:

  • Julie J. Chung, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, US Department of State, and a leading voice for Asian American women and immigrants representing the US.
  • Amb. (ret.) Brenda Brown Schoonover, former US ambassador to Togo, career foreign service officer and alumna of the Peace Corps, among an early generation of African American women in State.
  • Sandy Wilson, formerly at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and before that with the US Air Force, a Hillsborough, NC, native and a UNC alumna who was a pathbreaker for African-American women in her field.
  • Col. Meg Martin, Professor and Head of History at the US Air Force Academy and a 2014 UNC PhD in History.

The panel will be moderated by Erinn Whitaker, a former senior analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency and US State Department who now teaches in UNC’s Peace, War, and Defense program.  Register at the link below.


March 9
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm