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Federal Government Breakfast Briefing: Developing Women Leaders in Today’s Evolving Workplace

  • 03/29/2023
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • The City Club of Washington: 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
  • 98


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In collaboration with AMA Government Learning Solutions, the AMA Women’s Leadership Center conducted a survey on engagement in the workplace, and we will be reporting on key findings and discussing why developing and engaging women is critical for government agencies.

Today’s professionals need to be engaged to perform effectively—and every employee wants to be heard and supported to sustain interest, advance their careers, and support critical government missions. This is especially true today with agencies everywhere evolving and redefining themselves—and with employees rethinking their relationships with the world of work.

During this interactive session, we’ll discuss engagement challenges based on recent AMA research including differences among genders in the workplace as they relate to their career growth, promotions, ability to be heard, taking on extra responsibilities, setting boundaries and more.

You will discover:

  • Differences in gender perceptions and the challenges/risk associated
  • Strategies to retain and engage top talent through development and fair practices
  • How to create more equitable environments


  • 8:30 am Breakfast and Networking
  • 9:00 am Welcome and Presentation: Developing Women Leaders in Today’s Evolving Workplace
  • 9:45 am Additional Networking
  • 10:00 am Adjournment

If you’re a leader of people or leading a women’s development program, or an HR, L&D, training or diversity, equity and inclusion professional—this event is for you!

While this event is complimentary to attend, registration is required.


Julie Broussard Berko

Director at Office of Human Resources

National Institutes of Health

Julie Broussard Berko serves as the Director of the Office of Human Resources (OHR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). From HR strategy to the delivery of the complete lifecycle of HR services, Julie directs the activities of six HR divisions and over 300 staff to support NIH’s diverse workforce. Julie has over 30 years of experience in Federal human resources. She officially became Director of the Office of Human Resources in July 2018, after serving as the Acting Director since June 2016 and as Acting Deputy Director since September 2015. Prior to this, Julie served as the Director, Workforce Relations Division, OHR for eight years and was responsible for all employee/labor relations, benefits, and payroll functions. Most notably, she developed and implemented two new programs, the NIH Leave Bank Program and Maxiflex, to attract and retain a high caliber scientific and administrative workforce, and increased awareness of existing programs to support NIH employees and their families.

LaJuan Bryan-Beveridge

Chief Learning Officer & Executive Director

VA Human Capital Services Center

Ms. LaJuan Bryan-Beveridge, also known as LBB for short, was appointed as the VA Chief Learning Officer (CLO) and Executive Director (ED) of the VA Human Capital Services Center (HCSC) on September 25, 2022.  Her office provides world-class professional and leadership development services for all 450,000+ VA team members. In her dual-hatted role as CLO and HCSC ED she is responsible for both the learning and development strategy at VA and bringing this vision to life through tactical efforts across the Administration. HCSC provides a wide array of training and learning, coaching, mentoring, rotational and fellowship, internship, and employee support services.  HCSC products and services reduce costs to the Administration, streamline processes and save VA employees time so they can focus on delivering the best care and service to our Veterans. 

Matisha Montgomery

Chief Learning Officer

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Matisha Montgomery is the Chief Learning Officer at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In this role she oversees general training for employees across the Department, leadership development, learning technology and solutions, workforce and succession planning, Organizational Development, and HR Analytics. Matisha has been a career Federal servant since 2005 with prior roles at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Matisha holds a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and certificates from American University’s Key Executive Leadership program and George Mason University’s Chief Learning Officer program. She is a member of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP), past President of the International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC), and Advisor to the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC).

Angelia G. Neal

Assistant Administrator for Human Resources

Federal Aviation Administration

Angelia G. Neal is the Assistant Administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Office of Human Resource Management. With over 20 years of experience in human resources and business administration, Angelia provides executive leadership for developing, managing, implementing and evaluating the Agency's HR policies and programs for more than 44,000 employees across the nation.  Angelia also served as the FAA’s Deputy Assistant Administrator for Human Resource Management. Prior to joining the FAA, Angelia served as Chief of Human Resources Policy and Performance Management at the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). 


Lauren McNally

Director, Women’s Leadership Center

American Management Association

Lauren McNally is the Director of the American Management Association’s Women’s Leadership Center (WLC), providing professional women leading content and development programs that position them for ongoing growth. Lauren is energized by supporting organizations that are working to develop women for future advancement through community and meaningful education. Lauren speaks on topics for women and diversity, equity and inclusion and prior to coming to AMA, Lauren led marketing efforts for the National Association of Professional Women and Professional Diversity Network.

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