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MITRE’s Passionate Champion Recognized at the Women in Leadership Institute

December 12, 2012

Elaine Ward

At our Women in Leadership Institutewe proudly recognized Elaine Ward, technical director of MITRE’s Center for Enterprise Strategy and Transformation for her role in advancing women leaders in her organization. Through her efforts, more than 40 MITRE employees participated in the Institute this past year.

In addition to attending with a team, Ward has also served on the Institute’s Board of Advisors for the last two years, playing a strategic role in developing the content of our annual event.

“The level of MITRE’s participation showcases the company’s commitment to developing women and is a testament to Elaine’s hard work and dedication to the women on her team,” says Abri Brickner, Women in Leadership Institute Program Manager.

Brickner (to the right in the photo) presented Ward (to the left in the photo) with the Passionate Champion Award before an audience of more than 500 Institute participants. “It was a very special moment,” says Brickner, “Elaine’s teammates celebrated with her by giving her a standing ovation.”

“That was a moment I’ll never forget—being honored by these women who have so much to offer and are a critical part of our MITRE workforce,” says Ward. “Each of us has accepted the challenge to ‘up our game’ as we update our fiscal year 2013 development plans to reflect the areas where we most want to develop and grow as a result of our Women in Leadership Institute experience.”

Please join us in sending our hearfelt congratulations to Elaine on receiving this well deserved award!


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Women in Leadership Institute

NOV. 13–16, 2023 | Orlando, Florida, or Virtual
A 4-day immersive learning experience designed to equip women leaders with actionable strategies to overcome the hurdles women often face in the workplace.

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