Gigi Schumm

  • HHS OIG data mastermind talks importance of networking, taking chances

    Gigi Schumm welcomes Caryl Brzymialkiewicz, HHS assistant inspector general and chief data officer, to talk data integration and the importance of networking.

  • Diplomatic officer finds security right at home

    Life is all about priorities, protection and being present. Gigi Schumm welcomes Assiya Ashraf-Miller from the State Department’s diplomatic security bureau.

  • Success comes from embracing the unknown

    Gigi Schumm welcomes Susan McHugh-Polley, a 31-year veteran of the federal workforce, on this week’s episode of Women of Washington. Polley says change is truly sparked when you allow yourself to embrace failure and the unknown.

  • VHA deputy dedicates career to providing more help for veterans

    From academia to the federal workforce, Dr. Carolyn Clancy has spent most of her career educating healthcare professionals and researching better ways to provide care to the veteran community. She joins Gigi Schumm on this week’s episode of Women of Washington.

  • Opportunity calls: It’s time to say ‘yes’

    Maria Vargas, director of the Better Buildings Challenge at the Energy Department, joined Women of Washington to promote energy efficiency across organizations and government, and share her advice on seizing opportunities in life that push you to be stronger, better in your career.

  • Federal social worker mends lives, one veteran at a time

    Lisa Pape, deputy chief patient care services officer at the Veterans Health Administration, joined Women of Washington to discuss her career dedicated to helping veterans transition back into society.

  • Novelist, int’l security specialist: Follow your passion wherever it leads

    Gigi Schumm welcomes Kathleen McInnis, an international security specialist at the Congressional Research Service — where she works to help Congress address national security and defense strategy issues.

  • Success: It’s all in the curated data

    From math workbooks to computer systems for the top markets in the nation, Accenture Technology’s Annette Rippert joined Women of Washington to talk the important of data scientists and believing in your own abilities.

  • Labor Department a champion for women’s workplace rights

    Tiffany Boiman, director of office and policy programs at the Labor Department’s Women’s Bureau, joined Women of Washington to discuss her career path and the department’s continuing efforts to close the gender gap in the workforce and beyond.

  • SBA office helps launch businesses one woman at a time

    Kathleen McShane, who oversees the Small Business Administration’s Women’s Business Centers, enjoys mentoring women and encouraging them to take the next steps to launch their businesses.