Conference Subcommittee

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

Office of Administrative Hearings

Connie Becker has been a Legal Administrative Manager at the Office of Administrative Hearings since August 2019 and an ICSEW member since 2021. Prior to state service, she worked as an HR director at Taholah School District and as a Legal Administrator and Paralegal in private legal practices in Seattle and Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Connie earned a Bachelor of Arts in German from Western Washington University, a Paralegal Certificate from Highline Community College, and an MBA and Master’s Certificate in HR Management from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Department of Natural Resources

Prior to state service, Janet McIntosh spent 15 years in the scuba diving industry as a leader, showing women and girls that they had a place as dive professionals. This goal has continued at her career in state service that began in 2018 at DNR. Her first role was in working on the Geoduck Dive Team as a compliance diver and team lead. Last fall, she took a developmental assignment at the Legislative Coordinator for the 2023 session. In May of this year, she shifted gears joined the Safety Office focusing on investigations and inspections.

Janet learned about ICSEW through DNR’s internal Women’s Employee Resource Group in 2019 and began attending meetings. She became an ICSEW member in 2021 and joined the board in 2022 . She served first as executive co-secretary and is now the professional development co-chair.

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.


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