Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium

National VFW - 6/18/2017

Today, VFW Director of National Security and Foreign Affairs Sarah Maples spoke at the 30th Annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium (JWLS) Air Force Day in Norfolk, Va. The JWLS is the largest gathering of service women worldwide. Each year it brings together service women and men, leaders, decision makers, and policy influencers to address global, military challenges and encourage and strengthen the leadership development of women from all five armed services. This year’s theme was "Charting Your Course, Navigating Your Future!” and focused on opportunities and insights for those who serve in the military, while exploring options and providing tools for their future. Addressing over 140 airmen, Maples focused on how to ensure future policies protect and support the advancement of women in the military.