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


  • Lilia Abron
    CEO
    PEER Consultants PC
  • 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
  • H.E. Rosemary Banks
    Ambassador
    Embassy of New Zealand
  • Esther Barazzone
    President Emeritus
    Chatham University
  • Johnine Barnes
    Shareholder
    Greenberg Traurig
  • 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
  • Christine Berg
    Adjunct Professor
    Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Michelle Bernard
    President and CEO
    Bernard Center for Women Politics & Public Policy
  • Megan Beyer
    CEO
    Megan Beyer & Associates
  • Lettie Bien
    US Army Reserve Ambassador
    US Army
  • Rose Blackburne
    Vice President Global Product Development
    PPD a Thermo Fisher Scientific company
  • Anna Blackburne-Rigsby
    Chief Judge
    DC Court of Appeals
  • Marion Blakey
    President & CEO (Retired)
    Rolls Royce North America
  • Amb. Julia Bloch
    President
    U.S. China Education Trust
  • Barbara Davis Blum
    President
    BDB Investment Partnership
  • Brooksley Born
    Retired Partner
    Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Dana Born PhD
    Brigadier General USAF Retired
    Faculty Chair Senior Executive Fellows (SEF) Program Harvard Kennedy School
  • Martha Boudreau
    Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
    AARP
  • Kristina Bouweiri
    President & CEO
    Reston Limousine
  • Muriel Bowser
    Mayor
    Washington DC
  • Esther Brimmer PhD
    Executive Director & CEO
    NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • 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 & CEO
    American University
  • Valerie Callender
    Medical Director
    Callender Dermatology & Cosmetic Center
  • Holly Cannon
    Executive Vice President and General Counsel
    The Conservation Fund
  • Kathleen Carr
    Director
    Chevy Chase Land Company
  • Margaret Cary
    CEO
    The Cary Group
  • Carolyn Cawley
    President US Chamber of Commerce Foundation
    SVP US Chamber of Commerce
  • Wendy Chamberlin
    Ambassador (retired)
    Former President Middle East Institute
  • Kathryn Checchi
    Principal/Attorney
    Checchi Capital Advisers LLC
  • Kimberly Churches
    President
    The Washington Center
  • Suzanne Clark
    President and CEO
    US Chamber of Commerce
  • Maria Clarke CFA
    Executive Director
    J.P. Morgan Private Bank
  • 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
  • Kathleen Cox
    Fellow
    Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative
  • 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 Davis
    Chairman
    Susan Davis International
  • June DeHart
    Partner
    Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • Vivian Derryck
    Founder & President Emerita
    The Bridges Institute
  • Janet Dhillon
    Chair
    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Debbie Dingell
    Congresswoman
    U.S. Congress
  • Cari Dominguez
    Principal
    Dominguez & Associates
  • Jennifer Dorn
    President
    Jenna Dorn LLC
  • Charlene Dukes
    President (retired)
    Prince George's Community College
  • 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.
  • Hilary Falk
    Chief Executive Officer
    Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Theresa Fariello
    Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
    United Airlines
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sara Forden
    Editor
    Bloomberg News Washington Bureau
  • Henrietta Fore
  • Lesli Foster
    Evening Anchor/Impact Correspondent
    WUSA9 TV
  • Stephenie Foster
    Partner
    Smash Strategies
  • Nichole Francis Reynolds
    VP and Head of Global Government Relations
    Service Now
  • 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
  • Artis Hampshire-cowan
    Founder & Principal
    Leveraged Leadership Group LLC
  • Ann Hand
    Founder & CEO
    Ann Hand LLC
  • Juanita Hardy
    Senior Visiting Fellow
    Urban Land Institute
  • Phyllis Harris
    General Counsel and Chief Compliance Ethics and Government Affairs Officer
    American Red Cross
  • Fruzsina Harsanyi
    Principal
    Harsanyi Consulting LLC
  • Cary Hatch
    CEO
    MDB Communications
  • Kristiina Helenius
    CEO
    Miltton USA
  • Julie Herwig
    Senior Vice President Governmental Affairs
    New York Life Insurance
  • Amoretta Hoeber
    President
    AMH Consulting
  • Ellie Hollander
    President & CEO
    Meals on Wheels America
  • Sheila Hollis
    Partner (emeritus)
    Duane Morris LLP
  • 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
  • Diane Hoskins
    Co-CEO
    Gensler
  • 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
  • Stephanie Kanwit
    Legal Consultant Professor
    Kanwit Healthcare Consulting
  • Debra Katz
    Partner
    Katz Banks Kumin LLP
  • Kim Keenan
    JAMS Mediator & Arbitrator
  • Kitty Kelley
    writer
  • Anastasia Kelly
    Managing Partner (Americas)
    DLA Piper LLP
  • Mary Kennard
    Vice President and General Counsel (retired)
    American University
  • Julie Kent
    Artistic Director
    The Washington Ballet
  • Paula Kerger
    President and Ceo
    Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
  • Kathleen Kiernan
    President
    NEC NSS
  • Marie Kissel
    Senior Advisor, Global Government Affairs
    Abbott
  • Dorothy Kosinski
    Director
    The Phillips Collection
  • Barbara Krumsiek
    Board Member
    Arabesque Investments
  • Charito Kruvant
    Founder & Chairperson
    Creative Associates International
  • Janice Lachance
    Chair
    OPM Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee
  • Ris Lacoste
    Chef/Owner
    RIS
  • 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
  • Judith Leonard
    General Counsel
    Smithsonian
  • 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
  • Michelle Mason
    President & CEO
    ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
  • 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
  • Patricia McGuire
    President
    Trinity Washington University
  • Penny McIntyre
  • Shelia Mckay
    Retired President
    Bergen Industries Inc.
  • Nina McLemore
    CEO / Founder
    Nina McLemore Inc.
  • Pamela Melroy
  • 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
  • Evelyn Moore
    President Emerita
    National Black Child Development Institute
  • Linda Moore
    President & CEO
    TechNet
  • Manar Morales
    President & CEO
    The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance
  • Barbara Mullenex
    Managing Principal
    Perkins Eastman
  • 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.
  • Marjorie O'Connell
    Partner
    O'Connell & Associates
  • Elizabeth Oliver-Farrow
    President & CEO (Retired)
    The Oliver Group Inc.
  • H.E. Karin Olofsdotter
    Ambassador
    Embassy of Sweden
  • Cheryl Packwood
    Managing Partner
    WE Communications
  • 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
  • Susan Pearce
    VP Corporate Communications (retired)
    Lockheed Martin
  • Kate Perrin
    CEO
    PRofessional Solutions LLC
  • Beverly Perry
    Senior Advisor
    Office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia
  • Susan Peterson
    Founder
    The Communication Center
  • Annette Polan
    Portrait painter Principal
    Insight Institute
  • Ruth Pollak
    Co-Ceo
    EFC Film and Video
  • Gale Pollock
    Health Care Consultant
    Pollock Associates LLC
  • Allison Prince
    Of Counsel
    Goulston & Storrs PC
  • 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
  • Carla Reid
    General Manager/CEO
    WSSC Water
  • Krista Reynolds
    Executive Director
    IWF-DC
  • Christianne Ricchi
    owner/chef
    Ristorante I Ricchi
  • Michelle Rice
    President
    TV One & CLEO TV
  • Veta Richardson
    President & CEO
    Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Lisa Rickard
    President (retired)
    U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform
  • 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 Esquire
    President/Owner
    PAM Enterprises Realty
  • Martine Rothblatt
    Chair & CEO
    United Therapeutics
  • Sylvia Rowe
    President
    SR Strategy
  • Kimberly Russo
    CEO
    George Washington University Hospital
  • Deborah Rutter
    President
    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Carole Samango-Sprouse
    Executive Director
    The Focus Foundation
  • Leslie Sarasin
    President/CEO
    Food Marketing Institute
  • Susan Sarfati
    CEO
    High Performance Strategies
  • Melanie Saunders
    Deputy Associate Administrator
    NASA
  • Karen Schaeffer
    Founder
    Schaeffer Financial LLC
  • Deborah Scher
    CEO
    Business Accelerations LLC
  • Rhea Schwartz
    Chair
    ISU Adult Figure Skating Committee
  • Lena Scott
    Principal
    Davis Carter Scott
  • 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
  • Carol Sisco
    Principal
    Sisco Associates
  • 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
  • Terrie Spiro
    Financial Services Executive and Consultant
    TNP Financial Enterprise Consulting
  • Stephanie Stebich
    Director
    Smithsonian American Art Museuem
  • Christine Steinberg
    Executive Vice President/Chief Services Officer North American Region
    VW Credit Inc
  • Hon.Nancy Harvey Steorts
    President and CEO
    Nancy Harvey Steorts and Associates
  • Ann Stock
    Former Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs; White House Social Secretary
    US Department of State
  • Ellen Stofan
    John and Adrienne Mars Director
    National Air and Space Museum
  • 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
  • Marna Tucker
    Senior Partner
    Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
  • Lauren Van Wazer
    Vice President Global Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs
    Akamai Technologies
  • Carol Wait
    President
    Boggs Atkinson Inc
  • Celeste Wallander
    President & CEO
    U.S. Russia Foundation
  • 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
  • Katharine Weymouth
    CEO
    dineXpert
  • Verna Williams
    CEO
    Equal Justice Works
  • Ruth Williams-Brinkley
    President
    Kaiser Permanente of the Mid Atlantic
  • Daria Willis
    President
    Howard Community College
  • Phyllis Wilson
    President
    Military Women's Memorial Foundation
  • Deborah Wince-Smith
    President and CEO
    Council on Competitiveness
  • Heather Wingate
    Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
    Delta Air Lines
  • Gwen Young
    COO
    Women Business Collaborative