Advocacy, Leadership Empowerment, Diversity


Our Goal

To facilitate the personal and professional development of Washington state-employed women through providing affordable leadership training and Washington women's networking events.

The Conference Subcommittee aims to foster a collaborative environment in which ICSEW members come together to create impactful and affordable professional development opportunities for fellow state-employed women.

What We Do

The Conference Subcommittee is responsible for planning all logistical aspects of the Professional Development Conference, an annual event that focuses on the personal and professional development of Washington state-employed women.

The Conference Subcommittee handles all components related to event-planning, such as securing a venue, negotiating and finalizing vendor contracts, scheduling speaking sessions and more. The Conference Subcommittee works in tandem with the Professional Development Committee to ensure each session is scheduled at the optimal place and time.

Our Members

Conference Subcommittee Contact

Department of Labor and Industries
(360) 902-4233

I joined ICSEW in 2017. I was fortunate to have met a colleague who was a member at that time and she explained to me what it meant for her to be part of this committee. Soon after, I realized why my colleague was part of such a hard working group.

Since I joined the ICSEW, I have met and worked with some amazing women across different state agencies, strengthened my leadership skills and became an influencer of positive change.

I enjoy being part of ICSEW because it is a community of like-minded colleagues. Whenever I have been going through difficult times, ICSEW has always been there for me, this is a safe place where I can make mistakes and learn and where I am not afraid of speaking up for what is right.

We are a community who cares very much about advancing women’s matters that are related to education, equal pay, and professional development among many others. I would really like for us to build long-lasting structures that can stand the test of time long after I am no longer part of this committee.

Learn More About Our Professional Development Conference!

Bettering the lives of Washington state-employed women includes expanding access to resources for career growth. That is why each year ICSEW welcomes 400 to 500 participants to our Professional Development Conference, an educational event offering affordable professional development opportunities.

To learn more about this event and how you can get involved (as a sponsor or a speaker), please visit our Professional Development Conference page.

ICSEW Events During COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICSEW executive board made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 conference. ICSEW is exploring options for a future conference. This page will be updated when more information is available.


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