June 20th Equality Salon
June 20, 2017
Join us for the June Equality Salon Co-Sponsored by Federally Employed Women (FEW)
The June Equality Salon will feature the work of the advocacy group Federally Employed Women (FEW). FEW works to improve the status of women employed by the federal government. Panelists will discuss FEW and its areas of advocacy, including the importance of paid parental leave and the potential impact of the Equal Rights Amendment.
FEW Panelists include:
Wanda Killingsworth – President
Wanda V. Killingsworth has dedicated 25 years to public service all with the Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service where she works as a Senior Program Analyst. In this position, she is responsible for providing Risk Management infrastructure to various IT projects and ensures projects receive training on the Risk Management process and tools.
Wanda is a lifetime member of FEW and a member of the DC Charter Chapter, DC Metro Region and also a lifetime member of Blacks in Government. Wanda is the recipient of the following FEW awards; Presidents’ Award for Leadership 2013 and 2009, Allie Latimer Award 2011, and Barbara Boardman Tenant Award 2009.
Ms. Killingsworth graduated from the University of Maryland University College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Management. She holds two Masters Degrees, one in Computer Science and the other in Project Management. Ms. Killingsworth currently resides in Maryland.
Dr. Madeline Lewis – VP Congressional Relations
Dr. Lewis has 27 years of civilian service (retired FBI). Her background included Counterintelligence, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Domestic Terrorism and EEO. She is a military veteran with 22 years of service where she reached the rank of Sergeant Major (retired U. S. Army). Because of her expertise she was the recipient of the FBI Director’s Award for “Outstanding Foreign Counterintelligence Investigation” and the Attorney General’s Award for “Volunteer Service.” She has been a member of FEW since March 2004, and has held various positions at the Chapter and Regional levels.
Dr. Lewis resides in Maryland and holds a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, and a Masters in Security Management.
FEW is a private, non-profit organization which was founded in 1968 shortly after the issue of Executive Order 11375, which added sex-discrimination to the list of prohibited discrimination within the Federal Government. Although the Executive Order established the Federal Women’s Program (FWP), the early organizers of FEW wanted to create a separate advocacy group to ensure that there would always be an organization dedicated to promoting equality for women and addressing concerns of women in the Federal workforce. Today, FEW focuses on four major program areas including legislation, training, compliance, and diversity. FEW is represented by Washington Premier Group.