Women's Forum Community
Welcome to the Women's Forum Community page of the NCMA website. This is the central location for individuals interested leadership, career advancement, networking, generational perspectives, and professionalism to connect. There are many ways to get involved. Sharing information is crucial.
History of the group:
The NCMA Women's Forum was established in December 2009 to enhance the development of NCMA through the support of women in the profession. Initially a small group of four women set the goals for group. Their vision was to create networking and collaboration opportunities, ensure accessibility of female leaders in the field and provide mentoring for contract management women. This vision continues to evolve as more and more people become a part of this community.
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At World Congress 2011 Whitney Taylor, Michelle Currier and Morgan Ross presented a session about speaking out.
Sometimes speaking out is the biggest hurdle as you’re not sure how to interject yourself into a conversation or maybe you get up the nerve to start talking then realize you are processing out loud and your listeners are trying to figure out “what’s your point?” Getting your point out and doing so in a way that people can effectively receive it can be intimidating or downright challenging especially when there are executives or cultural dynamics (gender, age, languages, levels of expertise, status, differing perspectives, etc.) in the room. This session will provide specific tools and actions you can take immediately to enhance your ability to speak out with improved self confidence. Come join us as we explore what causes us to have the dry mouth, nervous jitters, strange looks from listeners who can’t seem to read your mind, and tangible ways to overcome these challenges to ensure you are able to Speak Out when the time comes.
If you missed the presentation members have access to the powerpoint slides!
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The session sponsored by the Women's Forum at the 2010 Government Contract Management Conference in Arlington, Virginia was called Succeding in the Acquisition Profession: How to's from Leaders in the Field. It was a huge success and as you can see below the room was filled to capacity!
Participate in the Community Leadership
E-mail us if you are interested in becoming a community leader. We are looking for people to write articles and manage online discussion. It's a small time commitment and you will be recognized on the NCMA website.
NCMA Women's Forum Articles
The Community was featured in the December issue of CM Magazine. Read about the Women's Forum.
Women's History Month Article from the March issue of CM Magazine. Read about Mentoring.