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19-10-10 All day

DM Speed Empowerment Event


Here’s a question: As a woman in the early to midstages of your career at National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, ever wish you could pick the brains of some of the amazing women who have advanced their careers within security, defence and foreign affairs?


Now’s your chance.

On October 10, Deputy Minister Jody Thomas is gathering together an exceptional group of senior leaders from within the CAF, DND and Public Service to join her for a two-hour speed empowerment event.

Registration is now closed

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