a brighter future

A large part of the Military Women’s Memorial mission involves public engagement. We welcome the opportunity to share our ideas and experiences with the broader veteran community, colleges and universities, employee resource groups, legislators and policymakers, as well as organizations working to support the equal rights of women veterans and to honor their service to our country.

To assist us in serving your needs and effectively representing the Military Women’s Memorial, we ask that you complete this form as part of any invitation for a representative to speak at or participate in an event.

Available Speakers

We are often asked to speak in settings that bring together business executives, higher education leaders, veterans of all eras and people working to implement policy change to support and empower servicewomen, past and present.

Learn more about our key thought leaders below.

Phyllis Wilson

Phyllis J. Wilson
President, Military Women’s Memorial

Areas of Expertise
  • Intelligence Operations
  • Global War on Terrorism: Al Qaeda/ISIS and Affiliates
  • European Union/NATO
  • U.S. Army Reserve
  • Army Warrant Officers – History and Technical Expertise
  • Military to Civilian Career Transition
  • Wounded, injured & ill Military/Veterans (R.N.)
  • Women in the Military
Marilla Cushman

Marilla Cushman
Senior Advisor to the President, Military Women’s Memorial

Areas of Expertise
  • History of Women in the Military

  • History of the Military Women’s Memorial

Cathleen Pearl

Cathleen Pearl
Chief Impact Officer,
Military Women’s Memorial

Areas of Expertise
  • Impact of women in the military, past and present.

  • Women, Peace and Inclusive Security

  • Public memory and memorial museums

  • Museum diplomacy

speaker request form

For consideration, please fill out the form below and a member of our team will reach out to confirm availability of the requested speaker(s).

Requested Speaker(s)

Requested Role(s)

Thank you for your interest in having a representative of the Military Women’s Memorial speak at your upcoming event. As a non-profit organization, we are committed to stewarding donor dollars in a way that is fiscally responsible and consistent with our mission. To that end, we kindly request that your organization considers an honorarium to the Military Women’s Memorial to help cover time and travel costs associated with this speaking engagement. Your honorarium, a tax-deductible donation, would enable us to continue fulfilling our mission of honoring and telling the stories of our military servicewomen—past and present. Thank you for your partnership and support of the Military Women’s Memorial.



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