Federal News Radio Debuts New Program with Female Focus

Washington, DC – June 3, 2014 FederalNewsRadio.com and 1500 AM announced today the launch of a new program called, “Women of Washington.” “Women of Washington” is a weekly interview series featuring some of Washington D.C.’s most ambitious and influential female executives. The program is hosted by Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm who will interview these role models for the next generation of leaders about their life lessons and secrets to success. Aileen and Gigi are both Founding Partners of Accelerated Government Strategies Group, LLC, offering advisory consulting for innovative startups. Prior to her role here, Black was Vice President and General Manager, Public Sector for VMware and Schumm was Vice President as well as Vice President/General Manager of Public Sector of Symantec. Both women are highly respected IT industry executives who bring a deep understanding of the procurement, contracting, sales, marketing and political landscape of the public sector to their roles as co-hosts of “Women of Washington.” Some of the outstanding women who will be included are Martha Johnson – former GSA Administrator, Linda Cureton – former CIO, NASA, Teri Takai – former CIO, Department of Defense, and Jill Singer – Partner, Deep Water Point. Program Director Lisa Wolfe says, “I’m very excited about this particular program, not only because Aileen and Gigi are so well informed about the federal market, but because they have a higher goal to inspire young women to reach and excel at the executive level.” “Women of Washington” will air every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. on Federal News Radio 1500 AM, and will be archived on FederalNewsRadio.com. The first show will be Wednesday June 4. About Federal News Radio Federal News Radio.com and 1500 AM comprise the key source of breaking news, information and analysis for the individuals responsible for carrying out and supporting the missions of federal agencies. Federal News Radio can also be heard on the 107.7 HD2. Federal News Radio and its sister station WTOP are owned and operated by Hubbard Radio, LLC.