Closing General Session
Thursday, October 8th • 10:30-11:15 AM EST
Dr. Nadja West
First African American Army Surgeon General, Former Commanding General of U.S. Army Medical Command
A trailblazer in female leadership, Retired Lt. Gen. Nadja West will share her story of grit, perseverance, strength, and breaking boundaries, even when faced with adversity. She is known for taking audiences on her journey and motivates them to overcome challenges with self-belief, bravery, and balance. With more than 20 years of experience in executive leadership, crisis management, and disaster response—including her instrumental role in crafting the U.S. Department of Defense medical response to the Ebola crisis—West speaks expertly on leadership tactics to effectively lead teams through times of uncertainty and crisis.