Membership

Membership is by invitation only, and prospective members are nominated by existing members. Invitation for membership is extended to those women who have achieved success in their chosen field and whose interests are aligned with the objectives of the Forum. A prospective member is recognized as a leader in her field both inside and outside her own organization. The Forum strives for diversity of membership in many areas including field of expertise, ethnicity, age, and public, private and non-profit companies and organizations.

Our Members


  • Katherine L. Acuff
    Consultant
    Public Health and Health Policy
  • Gina Adams
    Corporate Vice President Government Affairs
    FedEx Corp
  • Swati Adarkar
    Deputy Assistant Secretary, Early Education
    US Department of Education
  • Shanna Batten Aguirre
    Senior Counterterrorism Justice Advisor
    US Department of State
  • H.H. Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui
    Ambassador
    Embassy of Morocco
  • S. Kathryn Allen
    Co-President
    Answer Title & Escrow LLC
  • Rosie Allen-Herring
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    United Way of the National Capital Area
  • Rohini Anand
    SVP Corporate Responsibility & Global Chief Diversity Officer
    Sodexo
  • Denise Anderson
    President
    NH-ISAC
  • Susan Apgood
    Executive Vice President
    4media group, inc.
  • Kimberly Archer
    Managing Director
    Russell Reynolds Associates
  • Erin Bagshaw
    Nurse Practitioner/President/Founder
    Northwest Nurse Practitioner Associates Inc.
  • H.E. Mrs. Ivonne Baki
    Ambassador
    Embassy of Ecuador
  • Esther Barazzone
    President Emeritus
    Chatham University
  • The Honorable Amy Coney Barrett
    Associate Justice
    Supreme Court of the United States
  • Emily Barrosse
    Founder & CEO
    Bold Story Press
  • Judith Batty
    Interim CEO
    Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Lillian McLean Beard
    Physician / Media Communications Consultant
    Lillian M. Beard M.D.
  • Brigida Benitez
    Partner
    Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Lettie Bien
    US Army Reserve Ambassador Emeritus
    US Army
  • Marion Blakey
    President & CEO (Retired)
    Rolls Royce North America
  • Brooksley Born
    Retired Partner
    Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Dana Born
    Brigadier General USAF Retired
    Harvard University
  • Kristina Bouweiri
    President & CEO
    Reston Limousine
  • Muriel Bowser
    Mayor
    Washington DC
  • Heidi Brock
    President & CEO
    American Forest & Paper Association
  • Anne Bryant
    Executive Director Emerita
    National School Boards Association
  • Cheryl Burgess
    Medical Director
    Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
  • Bronte Burleigh-Jones, PhD
    CFO, Vice President, Treasurer
    American University
  • Sylvia Burwell
    President
    American University
  • Holly Cannon
    Executive Vice President and General Counsel
    The Conservation Fund
  • Margaret Cary
    CEO
    The Cary Group
  • Carolyn Cawley
    President US Chamber of Commerce Foundation
    SVP US Chamber of Commerce
  • Kathryn Checchi
    Principal/Attorney
    Checchi Capital Advisers LLC
  • Kimberly Churches
    President
    The Washington Center
  • Suzanne Clark
    President and CEO
    US Chamber of Commerce
  • Makeba Clay
    Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Eleanor Clift
    Correspondent
    The Daily Beast
  • Nicole Cober
    Founder & CEO
    The BOW Collective
  • Annice Cody
    President
    Holy Cross Health Network
  • Faye Coleman
    Founder and CEO
    FEC Coaching Enterprises LLC
  • Jan Cope
    Provost
    Washington National Cathedral
  • Barbara Couture
    Consultant
    Collaborative Brain Trust
  • Molly Culhane
    Senior Vice President Mid-Atlantic Director
    Amalgamated Bank of New York
  • Sue Cunningham
    President & CEO
    CASE
  • Barbara Dale
    President
    Dale Enterprises Inc.
  • Mary Davis
    CEO
    Special Olympics
  • Susan Ann Davis
    Chairman
    Susan Davis International
  • June DeHart
    Partner
    Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • Vivian Derryck
    Founder & President Emerita
    The Bridges Institute
  • Janet Dhillon
    Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
    Dollar Tree
  • Debbie Dingell
    Congresswoman
    U.S. Congress
  • Cari Dominguez
    Principal
    Dominguez & Associates
  • Jennifer Dorn
    President
    Jenna Dorn LLC
  • Rebecca Dye
    Commissioner
    Federal Maritime Commission
  • Kristin Ehrgood
    CEO & Board Chair
    Flamboyan Foundation
  • Alice Eldridge
    SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
    BAE Systems
  • H.E. Bergdis Ellertsdottir
    Ambassador
    Embassy of Iceland
  • Michela English
    Strategic Advisor & Private Investor
  • Denise Evans
    VP Diverse Business Partner Development (retired)
    IBM
  • Jane Evans
    President Emerita
    Mount Vernon College
  • Tekisha Everette
    Executive Vice President
    America's Health Trust
  • H.E. Mrs. Floreta Faber
    Ambassador
    Embassy of Albania
  • Debra Facktor
    Head of U.S. Space Systems
    Airbus U.S. Space & Defense Inc.
  • Karen Feldstein
    Associate Administrator for International and Interagency Relations
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Leslie Fenwick
    Dean in Residence
    American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • Nuria Fernandez
    Aministrator
    Federal Transit Administration
  • Nan Fife
    Teacher
    English Empowerment Center
  • Betsy Fischer Martin
    Executive Director
    Women & Politics Institute American University
  • Lauri Fitz-Pegado
    Principal
    In the Dash Inc
  • Tracy Fitzsimmons
    President
    Shenandoah University
  • Ann Ford
    Partner & Executive Director Clients Sector
    DLA Piper
  • Henrietta Fore
  • Lesli Foster
    Evening Anchor/Impact Correspondent
    WUSA9 TV
  • Stephenie Foster
    Partner
    Smash Strategies
  • Barbara Franklin
    President and CEO
    Barbara Franklin Enterprises
  • Lynn Gangone
    President and CEO
    American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Robin Ganzert
    President & CEO
    American Humane
  • Mildred Garcia
    President
    American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • H.E. Lou-Anne Gilchrist
    Ambassador
    Embassy of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Valentina Glaviano
    Managing Director
    Strategic Investment Group
  • Victoria Gottlieb
    Senior Director Global Partnerships
    Marriott International Inc.
  • Ludy Green
    Agency Lead on Counter-Trafficking
    DRG Center USAID
  • Virginia Green
    General Counsel
    GMD
  • Linda Greenhouse
    Senior Research Scholar
    Yale Law School
  • Diane Groomes
    Director of Security
    District Wharf Association
  • Lorna Gross-Bryant
    Principal Designer/Owner
    Lorna Gross Interior Design
  • Ambassador Emily Haber
    Ambassador
    Embassy of German
  • Michele Hagans
    President & CEO
    Fort Lincoln New Town Corporation
  • Renee Hall
    CEO
    TUU Enterprises LLC
  • Kristiina Helenius
    CEO
    Miltton USA
  • Amoretta Hoeber
    President
    AMH Consulting
  • Ellie Hollander
    President & CEO
    Meals on Wheels America
  • Mary Holt
    Managing Partner
    Mary Davis Holt Enterprises LLC
  • Lane Hopkins
    Managing Director Chief Talent Officer
    Harris Williams
  • Marian Horn
    Judge
    US Court of Federal Claims
  • LTG (Ret) Patricia Horoho
    43rd Army Surgeon General
    CEO OptumServe
  • Leslie Hortum
    Consultant
    Spencer Stuart
  • Julia Hughes
    President
    U.S. Fashion Industry Association
  • Lois Jackson
    Retired Executive
    IBM
  • Shamim Jawad
    Founder & President
    Ayenda Foundation
  • Kimberly Jeffries Leonard
    National President
    The Links Incorporated & Links Foundation
  • Anna Johnson
    Washington Bureau Chief
    Associated Press
  • Kimberly Jones PhD
    Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education College of Engineering and Architecture
    Howard University
  • The Honorable Elena Kagan
    Associate Justice
    Supreme Court of the United States
  • Debra Katz
    Partner
    Katz Banks Kumin LLP
  • Kitty Kelley
    writer
  • Anastasia Kelly
    Managing Partner (Americas)
    DLA Piper LLP
  • Paula Kerger
    President and Ceo
    Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
  • Emily Kirkpatrick
    Executive Director
    National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Marie Kissel
    Senior Advisor, Global Government Affairs
    Abbott
  • Dorothy Kosinski
    Director Emerita
    The Phillips Collection
  • Barbara Krumsiek
    Board Member
    Arabesque Investments
  • Janice Lachance
    Chair
    OPM Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee
  • Carolyn Lamm
    Partner
    White & Case
  • Barbara Lang
    Managing Principal & CEO
    Lang Strategies LLC
  • DeDe Lea
    EVP Global Public Policy and Government Relations
    Paramount
  • Nancy LeaMond
    Executive Vice President
    AARP
  • Debra Lehman Smith
    Partner
    LSM
  • Gail Letts
    President & CEO
    Letts Consult LLC
  • Laura Liswood
    Founder
    Council of Women World Leaders
  • Jenny Luray
    Senior Advisor
    Research!America
  • H.E. Maguy Maccario Doyle
    Ambassador
    Embassy of Monaco
  • Kathryn MacLane
    President
    Agir LTD
  • Julissa Marenco
    Assistant Secretary for Communications and External Affairs
    Smithsonian Institution
  • H.E. Audrey Marks
    Ambassador
    Embassy of Jamaica
  • J. Wendy Marquez
    President & CEO
    Wize Solutions
  • Linda Mathes
    Special Advisor Bipartisan Leadership Project
    Former CEO American Red Cross in the National Capital Region
  • Melissa Maxman
    Managing Partner DC Office
    Cohen & Gresser LLP
  • Pinkie Mayfield
    Chief Communications Officer & Vice President Corporate Affairs
    Graham Holdings Company
  • Mara Mayor
    Senior Fellow
    Encore.org
  • Ambassador Deborah McCarthy
    Non-resident Fellow
    Atlantic Council
  • Christine McEntee
    Strategic Consulting
    CWMcEnteeLLC
  • Katherine McGrady
    President & CEO
    CNA
  • Penny McIntyre
  • Pamela Melroy
    Deputy Administrator
    NASA
  • Beth Mendelson
    Executive Producer
    Voice of America
  • Caren Merrick
    Virginia Secretary of Commerce
  • The Honorable Barbara Mikulski
    U.S. Senator (Retired)
    Professor of Public Policy Johns Hopkins University
  • Barbara Mistick
    President
    NAICU - National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities
  • Jan Molino
    President & CEO
    Aspire Ascend
  • Linda Moore
    President & CEO
    TechNet
  • Nicole Nason
    Vice President Government Affairs for Commercial Aviation Sustainbility & Corporate Policy
    Boeing Co
  • Nancy Nord
    Of Counsel
    Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz (OFWLaw)
  • The Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor
    Associate Justice (ret)
    Supreme Court of the United States
  • Monica O'Neill
    CEO
    ENSO Advisors LLC
  • Janice Obuchowski
    President
    Freedom Technologies Inc.
  • Elizabeth Oliver-Farrow
    President & CEO (Retired)
    The Oliver Group Inc.
  • H.E. Karin Olofsdotter
    Ambassador
    Embassy of Sweden
  • Cheryl Packwood
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
    Albany Law School
  • Rosalie Pakenham
    partner
    professionalediting.net
  • Wendy Pangburn
    President
    Pangburn International LLC
  • Lynn Pasquerella
    President
    Association of American Universities and Colleges (AAC&U)
  • Pamela Passman
    Chair Corporate and Managing Director NY
    APCO Worldwide
  • Kate Perrin
    CEO
    PRofessional Solutions LLC
  • Susan Peterson
    Founder
    The Communication Center
  • Annette Polan
    Portrait painter Principal
    Insight Institute
  • Gale Pollock
    Health Care Consultant
    Pollock Associates LLC
  • Hilary Provinse
    EVP--Head of Mortgage Banking
    Berkadia Commercial Mortgage
  • Linda Rabbitt
    Chairman & CEO
    rand* construction corporation
  • Kirby Rattenbury
    Audit & Assurance Partner
    Deloitte & Touche
  • Beth Reaves
    President
    Washington School for Girls
  • Krista Reynolds
    Executive Director
    IWF-DC
  • Michelle Rice
    President
    TV One & CLEO TV
  • Andrea Roane Skehan
    News Anchor/Health Reporter
    WUSA9
  • Sally Roberts
    Founder & CEO
    Wrestle Like A Girl
  • Marietta Robinson
    Commissioner
    Consumer Products Safety Commission
  • Lesa Roe
    President & CEO
    Front Roe Services LLC
  • Covette Rooney
    Chief Judge
    U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
  • Patricia Rosier
    President/Owner
    PAM Enterprises Realty
  • Lisa Ross
    U.S. Chief Executive Officer
    Edelman
  • Carole Samango-Sprouse
    Executive Director
    The Focus Foundation
  • Susan Sarfati
    CEO
    High Performance Strategies
  • Melanie Saunders
    Chief Resilience Officer
    NASA
  • Karen Schaeffer
    Founder
    Schaeffer Financial LLC
  • Deborah Scher
    CEO
    Business Accelerations LLC
  • Rhea Schwartz
    Chair
    ISU Adult Figure Skating Committee
  • Sheila Shaffer
    Executive Vice President
    Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
  • Rita Shapiro
    Nonprofit Consultant
  • Susan Sharer
    CEO
    FedHealthIT
  • Mollie Shields Uehling
    CEO (ret)
    SAFE-BioPharma Association
  • Linda Singh
    Executive Director/CEO
    TEDCO
  • Judy A. Smith
    Founder & President
    Smith & Company
  • Nicole Smith
    Owner
    Nicole A. Smith PLLC
  • Trisch Smith
    Global Chief DEI Officer
    Edelman
  • Michele Snyder
    Principal
    MSV LLC
  • Lidia Soto-Harmon
    CEO
    Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital
  • The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor
    Associate Justice
    Supreme Court of the United States
  • Courtney Spaeth
    CEO
    [growth] period
  • Grace Speights
    Managing Partner
    Morgan Lewis
  • Christine Steinberg
    Executive Vice President/Chief Services Officer North American Region
    VW Credit Inc
  • Ann Stock
    Former Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs; White House Social Secretary
    US Department of State
  • Anne Stone
    Founder
    Anne L. Stone & Associates LLC
  • Andrea Sullivan
    PhD NP
    Sullivan & Associates Center for Natural Healing Inc
  • Sandra Swain
    Associate Dean for Research Development
    Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Dawn Sweeney
    President & CEO
    Home
  • Deborah Tannen
    University Professor
    Georgetown University
  • Rebecca Taylor
    Executive Vice President
    NCMS
  • Sandra Taylor
    CEO
    Sustainable Business International
  • Karyn Temple
    SVP and Global General Counsel
    Motion Picture Association Inc
  • Lydia Thomas
    President & CEO (retired)
    Noblis Inc.
  • Carol Thompson Cole
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Venture Philanthropy Partners
  • Constance Tipton
    President & CEO (Retired)
    International Dairy Foods Asscoiation
  • Diane Tomb
    CEO
    American Land Title Association
  • Stephanie Tsacoumis
    Managing Partner
    Pebble Beach Associates
  • Lauren Van Wazer
    Vice President Global Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs
    Akamai Technologies
  • Judith Walter
    Adjunct Professor
    Catholic University
  • Victoria Wassmer
    Assistant Secretary of Budget and Program, Chief Financial Officer
    U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Lezlee Westine
    President and CEO
    Personal Care Products Council
  • Wendelin White
    Of Counsel
    Goulston & Storrs PC
  • Verna Williams
    CEO
    Equal Justice Works
  • Ruth Williams-Brinkley
    President
    Kaiser Permanente of the Mid Atlantic
  • Phyllis Wilson
    President
    Military Women's Memorial Foundation
  • Heather Wingate
    Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
    Delta Air Lines
  • Gwen Young
    COO
    Women Business Collaborative