SURFLANT hosted an all-day symposium for Navy women today in Norfolk, an event “designed to provide an interactive forum addressing the challenges that affect women in the surface force.”
An eight-women panel has an interactive discussion with audience members attending the 2011 Surface Force Women's Waterfront Symposium held on Naval Station Norfolk. // U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Kayla Jo Finley
The idea was to provide a forum for women in the surface force and other communities along with discussion opportunities and interaction with successful surface force role models, and simply to network. Breakout sessions were held on topics ranging from child care, women’s policy and mentorship, as well as with officer and enlisted detailers.
The keynote speaker for the 2011 Surface Force Women's Waterfront Symposium was Vice Adm. Carol Pottenger, deputy chief of staff for capability development, NATO Headquarters, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, shown here giving opening remarks. // U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Kayla Jo Finley