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Susan Davis International - Event of the Year

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Company: Susan Davis International, Washington, DC
Company Description: Susan Davis International (SDI), a woman-owned small business, has been recognized as one of the nation’s premier full-service communications and public affairs firms. Over the past 30+ years, SDI has been invested in the Washington, D.C. community for our diverse client base which includes corporations, nonprofit organizations, trade associations and government agencies.
Nomination Category: Media Awards Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Event of the Year

Nomination Title: Joint Women's Leadership Symposium 2016

When and where did this event take place? The event took place June 14 - 15, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

Briefly describe the nominated event including its purpose and results (up to 125 words):

The 29th Annual Joint Women's Leadership Symposium (JWLS) was held on June 14-15, 2016, and was hosted by the Sea Service Leadership Association and produced by Susan Davis International. JWLS is one of the largest gatherings of military women in the nation. The event empowers attendees from each service branch by providing them with leadership training, networking, and mentorship opportunities. One of this year’s goals was to engage a global audience, and SSLA was honored to host delegations from Canada, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Norway. Of participants surveyed, 98% agreed that training provided at the symposium would be beneficial to their job performance and 90% responded stating events like JWLS are impactful to their attitudes towards continuing their military service.

List the names and titles of the people who were involved in creating and staging the nominated event:

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Susan Davis, Chairman, Susan Davis International
Dan Gregory, Vice President, Susan Davis International
Allison Kluh, Manager of Events and Special Projects, Susan Davis International
Mary Mellor, Special Assistant, Susan Davis International