Valley Forge Military College (VFMC) recently celebrated more than 10 years of enrolling and empowering women in the College by hosting its second annual Women’s Leadership Symposium. Area students and local business woman were in attendance for the event.
The event’s keynote speaker was Laura Lee, vice president of operations transformation for Comcast Business. Lee, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, began her career as a U.S. Army Engineer Officer. She is actively involved with West Point Women and the West Point Class of ’93 Reunion Committee. After a breakfast program with Lee, attendees participated in roundtable discussions led by women executive leaders and networking.
“Valley Forge Military College strives to cultivate and inspire future female leaders through events and opportunities such as our Women’s Leadership Symposium,” said Maureen Malone, Dean of VFMC. “The Women’s Leadership Symposium has provided VFMC the ability to establish a Women’s Leadership Society that provides our female Cadets with opportunities in mentoring, community service, leadership development, and educational enhancement opportunities. We continue our efforts in accomplishing the goal of increasing the College’s population of women to 25 percent in the next three years.”
This year marks the 11th year women have been able to enroll in the Corps of Cadets at VFMC. Proceeds from the Women’s Leadership Symposium will benefit the Women’s Leadership Society, which provides students an opportunity to connect with industry leaders, gain insight into their future career paths and build leadership and character skills.
A special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Comcast NBCUniversal and our In-Kind Sponsor, Mission BBQ.