On this week's episode of Women of Washington, host Gigi Schumm welcomed Assiya Ashraf-Miller, deputy assistant secretary within the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS). Ashraf-Miller served many years overseas and her team is responsible for protecting people, facilities and national security information at 30 U.S. facilities and 275 diplomatic posts overseas. She said life is all about priorities, protection and being present.
Gigi Schumm welcomed Susan McHugh-Polley, a 31-year veteran of the federal workforce, on this week's episode of Women of Washington. Polley said change is truly sparked when you allow yourself to embrace failure and the unknown.
On this week's episode of Women of Washington, host Gigi Schumm welcomed Clancy, who currently serves as deputy undersecretary for health at the Veterans Health Administration. From academia to the federal workforce, Clancy has spent much of her career focused on both educating healthcare professionals and researching better ways to provide that care to the veteran community, including through telehealth initiatives.
Maria T. Vargas, director of the Better Buildings Challenge at the Energy Department, joined Gigi Schumm on Women of Washington to promote energy efficiency across organizations and government, and share advice on seizing opportunities in life that push you to be stronger, better in your career.
On this week's episode of Women of Washington, host Gigi Schumm welcomed Pape, deputy chief patient care services officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs. In her role, she is responsible for social work, care management and chaplain services. Until July 2018, Pape served as acting chief of staff for the Veterans Health Administration, paying special attention to veteran homelessness.
On this week's episode of Women of Washington, Gigi Schumm welcomed Kathleen McInnis, an international security specialist at the Congressional Research Service ? where she works to help Congress address national security and defense strategy issues. McInnis developed her passion for international security at a young age, traveling all over the world with her civilian father.
On this episode of Women of Washington, Gigi Schumm welcomed Annette Rippert, senior managing director of Accenture Technology. Rippert is responsible for leading a team that helps clients achieve digital transformation using latest emerging technologies across cloud, mobility, analytics, artificial intelligence, security and more.
On this episode of Women of Washington, Gigi Schumm welcomed Tiffany Boiman, director of office and policy programs at the Labor Department's Women's Bureau. Boiman said her position is based on research and policy analysis and providing anyone and everyone access to that information from private sector employees to federal workers to individual women.
On this episode of Women of Washington, Gigi Schumm welcomed McShane, assistant administrator for the Office of Women's Business Ownership at the Small Business Administration. In her role, she's responsible for overseeing centers around the country that help women launch or expand their businesses.
On this episode of Women of Washington, Gigi Schumm welcomed Melanie Corcoran-Freelander, chief technology officer at Ursa Space Systems ? a company focused on geospatial-intelligence and data services.