May 4, 2021
Registration is free
Greater Washington Apprentice Network May Employer Briefing
May 4th | 2-3PM
The Greater Washington Apprentice Network (GWAN) brings together employers, academic institutions, public and private sectors. Employers gain access to best practices from organizational peers, sources of prospective apprentice candidates, support services, academic institutions, and training resources. The GWAN meets on the first Tuesday of each month for an Employer Briefing.
The featured speakers for the May GWAN Employer Briefing are:
  • Featured Employer: Chris Gros, Vice President of Talent, NT Concepts
  • Featured Resource: Taylor Johnson, Talent Solutions Business Manager, Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Registration is free for members
Member Roundtable: Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act: What You Need to Know
May 5th | 10-11AM
Join attorneys from Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice for discussion of the newly-enacted Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA). The Virginia CDPA is a broad privacy law that will govern how companies can collect, use and disclose personal information of Virginia residents. The panelists will discuss the key features of the CDPA, how it compares to existing privacy laws like the California Consumer Privacy Act and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and what your company can do to prepare for compliance with the CDPA.
Registration is free
NOVA Chamber's Mid-Atlantic Innovation Celebration
May 6th | 4-6PM
Join us on May 6th for the party of all parties, the Mid-Atlantic Innovation Celebration. We’ll gather to watch the finalist videos together and applaud their work before we announce, at long last, the 2021 Innovator of the Year. You’ll also have the opportunity to be part of the judging panel as all attendees will vote for their favorite Innovation. The winner of the attendee vote will be crowned the People’s Choice!

This event is free and open to the public!
Application Deadline: Good Business Awards
May 7th
The Greater Washington Good Business Awards honors and celebrates the leadership of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits that serve as powerful champions for good in our community. From corporate social responsibility champions to nonprofit organizations that help solve the region’s greatest challenges, the Greater Washington Good Business Awards honors purposeful community leadership, efforts that make a positive impact, and those that do good.
Registration is free for members
Navigating Government Contracting in 2021...And Beyond
May 20th | 9:30-10:30AM
Join us for this year’s compelling Women at the Top of GovCon event featuring our keynote speaker, Stacy A. Cummings, who is currently performing the duties of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. Ms. Cummings will be joined by a stellar panel of visionary leaders from top government contracting companies, who will impart their wisdom on successfully navigating the government contracting world today and through the near future.
Those in the government contracting world won’t want to miss this timely discussion! Topics to include:
  • The future of government contracting under the Biden Administration (Keynote)
  • Successfully leading through significant change
  • How our speakers have found resilience during a challenging year
  • Charting a path forward

Other speakers on our panel include:
  • Judy Bjornaas, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ManTech Int'l
  • Michele Bolos, Chief Executive Officer, NT Concepts
  • Dee Dee Helfenstein, Chief Strategic Growth Officer & Chief Innovation Officer, SAIC
  • Kristie Grinnell, Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer & Chief Supply Chain Officer, GDIT
Registration is free for members
Young Professionals Forum: Everything You Thought You Knew About Teams is Probably Wrong (at Least Incomplete
May 27th | 2-3PM
Only 25% of all business teams can be described as highly effective; most are mediocre to poor. Why do most fail and how can you ensure your teams are successful?

In our next Young Professionals Forum, discussion facilitator and thought leader, Steve Gladis, PhD, will share the 6 conditions that determine the success or failure of teams.
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