Job-Search Toolkit: Interviews, Salary Negotiation, and Getting Your Foot in the Door

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Either virtually or in person, how can you shine in your next interview? Learn how to prep, put your best foot forward, and negotiate your compensation for your next international affairs job. Join us for a panel discussion followed by interactive breakout sessions with our speakers.

Sarah Bruno, Public Leadership Education Network Executive Director
Min Kyriannis, Jaros, Baum & Bolles Cybersecurity/Technology Business Development Lead
Nancy Lubin, JNA Associates President
Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, Women In International Security President (Moderator)

Sarah Bruno, is the Executive Director of the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), providing program and administrative oversight to the organization. Prior to PLEN, Sarah consulted with nonprofit organizations to help them improve their operations and fundraising strategies. Previously, Sarah served as the Chief Operating Officer at the Truman National Security Project & Center for National Policy, National Development Director at America Votes and a Development Writer at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Before coming to Washington D.C., Sarah worked as Development Coordinator at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A lifelong feminist and long-time advocate for social justice, Sarah holds a Master’s degree in macro social work from Boston University and a B.A. in Anthropology with a Women’s Studies concentration from Haverford College.
Min Kyriannis has 25+ years in converged, global, information technology, cybersecurity, physical security, as well as risk management across the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. She has been cited in many professional publications and is widely recognized as a leader in the Security Technology industry. She currently serves as the cybersecurity and business development lead at Jaros, Baum & Bolles where she focuses on promoting cybersecurity, physical security, and technology as an integral part of all building technology systems. She currently serves as Chair of SIA’s Cybersecurity Advisory Board and Vice-Chair of SIA’s New Product Showcase Committee, the Advisory Board for SecuritySpecifiers, as well as Co-President of Women In International Security – NY Chapter.
Dr. Nancy Lubin is President of JNA Associates, Inc, a research and consulting firm focused on the former USSR, especially the Caucasus and Central Asia. She has consulted for over 80 private foundations, international organizations, US government agencies/contractors, the media, NGOs, law firms and Fortune 100 corporations. For over 25 years, Nancy has also conducted salary negotiation and career seminars, as well as one-on-one career advising. Previously, she served as Soviet specialist and project director at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment; associate professor at Carnegie Mellon; one of the first women Fellows at the Wilson Center; consultant, ABC News; and elsewhere. She holds a PhD from Oxford, a BA from Harvard, and studied in Moscow, Leningrad, and Tashkent. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has served on several boards.
Dr. Chantal de Jonge Oudraat has served as President of Women In International Security (WIIS) since February 2013. Prior to joining WIIS, she was the founding and executive director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) North America. Her previous positions include senior advisor to the U.S. Institute of Peace Center for Gender and Peacebuilding; associate vice president and director of the USIP Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program; adjunct associate professor at Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service; and senior fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins SAIS. Her areas of specialization include women, peace and security, international organizations, arms control and disarmament, and peacekeeping. She did her undergraduate studies at the University of Amsterdam and received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Paris II (Panthéon).


Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 1 to 2:15 PM EDT
Panel Discussion: 1:00 to 1:45 PM EDT
Breakout Sessions: 1:45 to 2:15 PM EDT

This summer, the Women’s Foreign Policy Group and Women In International Security are teaming up to host monthly virtual career development events. Throughout these Professional Development Series events, participants will build upon important career development skills and connect with professionals in international affairs. Programs are free for WFPG and WIIS members.