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Women of Washington host Gigi Schumm welcomes Washington's most ambitious and influential female executives - role models for the next generation - to share their life lessons and secrets to success.

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Women of Washington host Gigi Schumm welcomes Washington's most ambitious and influential female executives - role models for the next generation - to share their life lessons and secrets to success.

    Energy Department adviser celebrates diversity, sustainability in government

    Energy Department adviser celebrates diversity, sustainability in government

    On this week’s episode of Women of Washington, Gigi Schumm welcomed Una Song, a senior adviser at the Energy Department's Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security. Before joining DOE, Song worked for the Environmental Protection Agency and several well-known private sector companies including AT&T, Dell and IBM. She's been a huge champion for the department's Energy Star program, a joint effort between the Energy and EPA to promote energy efficiency.

    • 43 min
    Weather Service deputy director talks value of broadening horizons

    Weather Service deputy director talks value of broadening horizons

    On this week’s episode of Women of Washington, Gigi Schumm welcomed Mark Erickson, deputy director of the National Weather Service (NWS). Erickson has held positions across the span of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for more than 30 years including brief stints with the National Ocean Service and Coast Survey Development Laboratory.

    • 43 min
    Interior Dept. digital strategist talks importance of communication

    Interior Dept. digital strategist talks importance of communication

    On this week’s episode of Women of Washington, Gigi Schumm welcomed Danielle Brigida, the acting deputy director of digital strategy at the Interior Department. Previously, she served for four years as social media manager for the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife. Her Digital.Gov bio says she's "a wildlife geek who loves being outside and playing online with purpose."

    • 43 min
    HHS' data mastermind talks importance of networking, taking chances

    HHS' data mastermind talks importance of networking, taking chances

    On this week’s episode of Women of Washington, Gigi Schumm welcomed Caryl Brzymialkiewicz, who currently serves two roles within the Department of Health and Human Services as acting inspector general and the first chief data officer. For her tenacity and great ideas, Brzymialkiewicz was named on FCW's Top 100 federal employees of 2019.

    • 45 min
    Diplomatic officer finds security right at home

    Diplomatic officer finds security right at home

    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.

    • 45 min
    Success comes from embracing the unknown

    Success comes from embracing the unknown

    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.

    • 43 min

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