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Princeton Women’s Network-DC (PWN-DC): Careers, Risks and Resilience

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY! An evening with fellow alumnae and Martha Johnson, former Administrator of GSA, author of the recently published “On My Watch: Leadership, Innovation & Personal Resilience”.


A Committee of the Princeton Club of Washington DC (PCW)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Martha Johnson
former Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration

Martha Johnson, former Administrator of GSA, and author of the recently released book “On My Watch: Leadership, Innovation & Personal Resilience”, will speak on the topics of careers, risks, and resilience. Having moved among the public, private and non-profit sectors, we can surely benefit from what Martha will share with PWN-DC.

During our Q&A period, Martha is also happy to talk about some oft-mentioned PWN-DC topics: work-life balance, women in leadership, value of various graduate degrees. She can even talk about how she wrote a novel on the bus.

Date: Tuesday, 2/4/14

Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM

Location: Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, 2101 L Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC  20037


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Classes of 2011-2013: $10  (Note: you must first create a profile on the Princeton Club of Washington site as a Recent Grad)

Club members: $15

Non Members: $25

Questions? Contact Kimberly Ho Schoelen (khoschoelen@alumni.princeton.edu)

In addition to her talk, Martha will also have copies of On My Watch available for purchase ($19.95).  If you are interested in purchasing a book, please contact Kimberly at the email address above.

Compelled to resign to quiet an election year uproar over the management of a training conference in Las Vegas, Martha Johnson, former Administrator of GSA, reveals the larger story of innovation she championed in the agency. Her provocative and highly effective strategies for challenging bureaucratic torpor combine with her intensely personal story of resilience to offer valuable insights for leaders who want to make a big difference in the world.



Martha Johnson is a leadership expert who draws on the lessons learned as an executive with a more than 30-year career in business and government. 

She was nominated by President Obama and confirmed unanimously by the US Senate to be the Administrator of the General Services Administration, a position she held for two years. She also served eight years with the Clinton Administration and was appointed to two commissions with the British Government. 

Her private sector career has spanned the information technology, architecture, strategic consulting, and automotive industries. 

Johnson has delivered over 50 public speeches on topics including leadership, organizational transformation, sustainability, and government innovation. She has been featured repeatedly in the press and has testified before the US Congress on government effectiveness. Her book, "On My Watch: Leadership, Innovation, and Personal Resilience" will be published October 21, 2013.

Johnson was graduated with a BA from Oberlin College and MBA from Yale University's School of Management.

Johnson was born in Connecticut and was raised in California and North Dakota. She is married, has two adult children, and resides in Annapolis, Maryland. 

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