Lipstick Mafia

Actions Panel

Lipstick Mafia

An event for women in the intelligence, law enforcement, and defense communities to come together and share experiences and network.

When and where

Date and time


4201 Wilson Blvd 4201 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22203

Map and directions

How to get there

About this event

Over a decade ago, a group of women from across the intelligence, law enforcement, and defense communities decided to formalize long standing friendships which transcended typically closed communities to share experience and mentor the next generation of leaders. We adopted the name Lipstick Mafia, first for fun, and then as an identity. Slowed for formal gatherings by COVID, our 2022 event will take place on March 17th hosted by Lipstick Mafia founder and current President of NEC NSS, a global company focused on identity management and intelligent detection, Dr. Kathleen Kiernan. Making up for lost time, we will have two tremendous guest speakers, Deputy Assistant Secretary Annette Redmond for Intelligence Policy and Coordination at the U.S. Department of State and LTG (ret) Karen Gibson, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper at the U.S. Senate. Additionally, Liza Mundy, author of Code Girls and Katherine Schweit author of Stop the Killing will attend and be available to sign your books. Make sure to bring your business card as we will be raffling off ten books.

The event will be held at 4201 Wilson Blvd, second floor conference center, in Arlington VA from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Space is limited to the first 100 RSVP's. Proof of vaccination is required for attendance. Light refreshments will be served and there is no cost to attend the event.

Sales Ended