Hacking Gender and Inclusion in Leadership

Washington, D.C.
November  2017



Connect and collaborate with people from all backgrounds. Policy Wonks? Technologists? Marketers? Diplomats? Writers? Problem solvers? Concerned Citizen? Come meet and work closely with people who will learn with you.

Make a Difference

Inspire innovation in the field gender and inclusion. This Hackathon will serve as an opportunity for professionals and leaders from a wide array of industries to come together and engage in creative problem solving and “hack” away at this broad topic, ultimately developing implementable program ideas.


Learn what it really takes to start a company or make the change you want. No book, panel, speaker, or blog post will teach you what you need to know. The only way to learn is the experience of trying.

Additional Information


Click here to register on our eventbrite page.


Preliminary Event Schedule

(Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for all participants)

Friday, November 3, 2017

6:00 PM- 8:00 PM Meet and Greet Reception

We invite all participants for an informal reception this evening.  Although not mandatory, we hope that you will use this opportunity to get excited, network and get to know one another.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

9:00 AM Welcome Breakfast

10:00 AM-12:00 AM Speaker Panel:

Gender Inclusion Today – where we were, where we are and where we are going

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM -6:00 PM Hackathon

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  Donor Private Reception

Sunday, November 5, 2017

9:30AM-10:00 AM Breakfast

12:00 PM Lunch

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Hackathon Continued

4:00 PM-5:00 PM Pitch Event

5:00 PM -5:30  PM Awards and Closing

Monday, November 6, 2017

9:00 AM Press Conference (optional)


The George Washington University
2121 I Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20052



Refund Policy

We will honor refunds up to 14 days before the event kickoff. We do not offer refunds the week of the event (due to the need to pre-purchase food/drink and supplies). If your ticket is not eligible for a refund, we strongly suggest passing on your ticket to someone else!

Code of Conduct

It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually bring your ideas to life, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea. As a member of your startup community, you agree to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Liberty and Access for All, your local organizing team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.

The Legal Terms

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Women In International Security (WIIS) is the premier organization in the world dedicated to advancing the leadership and professional development of women in the field of international peace and security. WIIS (pronounced “wise”) sponsors leadership training, mentoring, and networking programs as well as substantive events focused on current policy problems. WIIS also supports research projects and policy engagement initiatives on critical international security issues, including the nexus between gender and security. To learn more about WIIS or to become a member, please visit www.wiisglobal.org.