Join Million Women Mentors and global thought leaders for two days of engaging programming around mentoring.

When: October 22-23, 2019
Gala Location: The Willard InterContinental Washington D.C., 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004
Summit Location: FHI 360 Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20009
Who: A national network of leaders that will continue to encourage more women and girls in STEM careers through mentoring.

On the evening of October 22, 2019, we will celebrate the 5-year anniversary of the Million Women Mentors network. We will recognize the leaders who make our movement possible and work every day to increase the confidence of women and girls to pursue and excel in STEM careers through the power of mentoring. The event will take place from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the Willard InterContinental. Dress code is Black Tie Optional.

The following day (10/23), at the Summit, attendees will immerse themselves in new research, best practices, and helpful resources. With workshops tailored to audience interest, attendees will work to problem-solve around specific challenges relevant to their role in the mentoring space (including program leaders, industry partners, volunteers, and mentors themselves). Workshops will also provide an occasion for state leaders to share how they have operationalized mentoring programs and volunteer networks within their states. Attendees will leave the Summit with access to new resources for measuring impact of programs within their organization. All sessions are available to everyone; strand themes are only to help attendees orient themselves within the Summit and programming.
Please note space is very limited for both events.

Awards Gala Featured Keynote

Featuring Andronica Klaas, Lead Quality Assurance Engineer at Bank of America, and graduate of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa, on the power of mentoring. Klaas credits her own mentors, such as Oprah herself, for inspiring her along her incredible path—from growing up in a small village in South Africa to earning admission to the Academy, and eventually a degree in Computer Science Information Systems, to building a successful career in computer science. Today, Klaas is dedicated to mentoring women in technology herself, and is committed to using STEM to improve life for those in third world countries.

Frequently Asked Questions for the October 22nd Awards Gala

Who is invited to attend?

The MWM Awards Gala is open to all STEMconnector members, MWM Sponsors, and MWM State Leaders. If you would like to inquire about STEMconnector membership or MWM Sponsorship or to attend the Awards Gala, please contact info@stemconnector.com.

Where is the event taking place?

The Willard InterContinental Washington D.C.
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
6 – 10 pm

Parking Information:

Valet parking is available at the Willard InterContinental. Metered street parking is minimal and there are several public parking garages nearby.

Please visit https://washington.intercontinental.com/services/transportation/for parking information and rates.

Please visit https://washington.intercontinental.com/getting-here/for public transportation information.

What do I do when I arrive?

Guests arriving to the Willard InterContinental should use the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance. Please proceed through the lobby to registration and check in.

Is there a dress code?

Yes, the Awards Gala is BLACK TIE OPTIONAL

Frequently Asked Questions for the October 23rd Summit

Who is invited to attend?

The MWM Summit is open to all STEMconnector members, MWM Sponsors, and MWM State Leaders. If you would like to inquire about STEMconnector membership or MWM Sponsorship or to attend the Awards Gala, please contact info@stemconnector.com.

Where and when is the event taking place?

FHI 360 Conference Center
1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW
8th Floor
Washington, DC 20009
8 AM – 3PM

Parking Information:

FHI 360 Conference Center Parking Garage is located at 2005 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009, and is available at a rate of $21 a day.

Please visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/1srVSL7-6XoDf0O5N9WCKZ0Ft-ETw07BL/view?usp=sharing for additional parking instructions.

Please visit https://www.fhi360conferencecenter.org/directions/ for public transportation information.

Is there a dress code?

Suggested attire is business professional.

What meals are included at the MWM Summit?

Breakfast, Lunch and beverages will be provided to summit attendees.

What do I do when I enter FHI 360 Conference Center?

Guests arriving to the FHI 360 Conference Center should enter the “Universal South” entrance. Proceed through the lobby to the elevator directly across the entrance to access Floor 8. Once on the 8thfloor please check in at registration.

1825 Connecticut Ave is located between the Washington Sports Club and Buca di Beppo Italian restaurant.




Hotels Near Willard InterContinental

  • Willard InterContinental
    • 401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, United States
    • Reservations & Hotel: 1 (800) 424 6835
  • JW Marriott Washington, DC
    • 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004
    • Reservations & Hotel: +1 202-393-2000
  • Hotel Harrington
    • 436 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
    • Reservations: (800) 424-8532

Hotels near FHI 360 Conference Center