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VetsinTech MilSpouse Tech Summit
September 8 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDTFree
VetsinTech is hosting a MilSpouse Tech Summit to Empower, Educate and Employ military spouses. We are excited to have a powerhouse of military spouses leading the education, employment, and entrepreneurship tracks.
Date: Wed, Sep 8, 2021
9:00am- 9:15am PST: Keynote speakers- Welcome
9:15am – 10:15am PST: Education moderated by Laura Schmiegel – Booz Allen Hamilton
10:15 – 11:15am PST: Employment moderated by Beth Conlin – Amazon
11:15 – 12:15 am PST: Entrepreneurship moderated by Jaime Chapman – Milspouse Chamber of Commerce
12:15 – 13:00 PST: Breakout Sessions with employers and panelists – Q&A
Laura Schmiegl is Head of Military and Veteran Affairs at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s military partnership strategy and for advising the firm’s military recruiting, diversity and government relations teams. Prior to Booz Allen, Laura had a career in military nonprofits. She was a founding member and later Chairman of the Board at Blue Star Families, she created and directed the military spouse program at Hiring Our Heroes and served as a regional director for The Mission Continues. Her writing has been published in the Washington Post and the Christian Science Monitor. Laura lives in Arlington with her husband Kevin Schmiegel (USMA Ret.) and children.
Beth Conlin is an army spouse, she has been working to improve employment opportunities for military spouses since an overseas move in 2013 forced her to quit her job, putting both her professional development and family stability at risk. Initially, Beth started working on the unemployment crisis for military spouses alone from Germany. From educating employers, recruiting spouses, and directly placing spouses into long-term careers, Beth has an intimate working knowledge of the obstacles and has developed solutions to help reduce employment challenges. Recognized as a subject matter expert she has contributed to panel discussions, authored op-eds, and been called on to support various members of Congress with military spouse initiatives. Now at Amazon, Beth is working to connect this untapped talent pool to the workforce inside Amazon as well as build strategic partnerships that will elevate the impacts this group has and ultimately end the recession our military spouses face. Outside of her work for Amazon, she is an advisor to MilitarySpouseJobs.org and the Military Officers Association of America is the Chairwoman of the board for the newly founded Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce and sits on several DoD and White House working groups focused on reducing employment challenges.
Jaime Chapman is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of the Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce. Her professional background is in human resources and recruitment where she has placed over 1,600 jobseekers in careers, creating an economic impact totaling over $112 million. Jaime has achieved recognition for:
Jaime served in the Army Reserves for 6-years and is currently an active-duty Army spouse with her family stationed in Texas. She is a proud advocate for the military community, actively working to reduce military spouse unemployment and under-employment. In addition to her work at the Military Spouse Chamber, Jaime provides professional speaking and consulting services for organizations that are looking to hire, retain, and promote military spouse and veteran talent.